Gold held steady early Monday, hovering around near four-month lows after stronger than expected US jobs data indicated that the Federal Reserve would maintain its stance on monetary tightening gold coin price.
Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,213.16 per ounce at 0051 GMT. Gold fell more than 2 percent last week and touched its lowest since March 15 on Friday.
US gold futures for August delivery rose 0.3 per cent to $1,212.80 per ounce.
US job growth surged more than expected in June and employers increased hours for workers, signs of labor market strength that could keep the Federal Reserve on course for a third interest rate hike this year despite sluggish wage gains.
The US economy continues to churn out jobs and grow at a steady pace, with investment and consumer confidence both healthy and only moderate signs of risk in financial markets, the US Federal Reserve said on Friday.
Asian stocks rallied on Monday, lifted by Wall Street’s strong performance late last week, while the US dollar extended gains made after much stronger than expected June employment data.
Holdings at the SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.63 percent to 835.35 tons on Friday from 840.67 tons on Thursday.
The Federal Reserve saw possible risks in the US bond market that include Gold Coin Price a jump in long-term Treasury yields and money market funds selling out of government and agency debt, according to a central bank report released on Friday.