Gold moves down in Asia

Gold moves down in Asia

On Thursday, gold slumped in Asia, with the evergreen buck in focus ahead of American nonfarm payrolls at the end of the trading week.

August delivery gold futures lost 0.76% with an outcome of $1,262.16 a troy ounce.

Overnight, the precious commodity dived, though remained close to seven-week maximums, after ADP data missed expectations, putting pressure on the greenback to decline to its lowest value for the year, thus making this asset attractive to folks holding other currencies.

ADP as well as Moody's Analytics told that American private employers managed to add nearly 178,000 jobs for the month, which is short of experts’ forecasts of 185,000.

However, profits in gold were limited because market participants digested remarks from Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester thinking that the major financial institution can choose a gradual approach to monetary tightening because it could assist to prolong economic expansion.

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