Gold falls to its lowest level in 10 weeks due to the rise in the dollar
Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,873.18 an ounce as of 05:19 GMT, its lowest since February 16.
US gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,874.70.
The dollar index is at a five-year high, and a strong dollar is making dollar-priced gold less attractive to other currency holders.
The benchmark 10-year US Treasury yields were also boosted as investors waited for more clarity on the "restrictive" policy that the Federal Reserve intends to pursue next week to combat inflation by curbing economic growth.
Gold is very sensitive to higher US short-term interest rates and higher yields, which increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion.
However, gold is also seen as a safe store of value during economic and political crises.
As for other metals, spot silver fell 0.8% to $23.09 an ounce, platinum fell 0.6% to $912.22, while palladium rose 1.5% to $2234.98.
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