Gold prices fell to a more than two-week low on Wednesday as Asian stocks gained and the dollar touched multi-month highs on upbeat U.S. economic data.
The yellow metal, however, remained on track to end a six-month losing streak, the longest since a period that finished in early 1997.
Spot gold was 0.4 percent lower at $1,217.26 an ounce at 04:19 GMT, having touched its lowest since Oct. 12 at $1,215.35 earlier in the session. It has risen about 2.4 percent so far in October, the biggest monthly gain since January.
U.S. gold futures fell 0.5 percent to $1,219.3 an ounce.
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Among other precious metals silver was down 0.4 percent at $14.40 per ounce after touching more than two-week low of $14.31.
Platinum rose 0.1 percent to $833.10 per ounce, while palladium climbed 0.4 percent to $1,076.99 per ounce.