Gold was down 0.1 percent, or $1.33, to $1,329.58 per ounce today.
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US non-farm payrolls slid in softer than expected, but could support the dollar moving forward. For the week, metals posted moderate gains.
Gold prices slipped on Friday as the dollar recovered from a steep drop.
The market was taken by surprise Friday by the news that Deutsche Bank will withdraw from gold and silver benchmark setting while German officials investigate possible manipulation of precious metals prices by financial institutions.
Commodities rose Friday in anticipation of the US jobs report for December 2013.
Oil – Business Times reported that the price of Brent crude rallied on Monday, climbing more than US$1 to over US$107. The rebound comes after oils biggest weekly fall in six months, following news of a restart of a key Libyan oilfield.
Friday saw gold rebound and Brent crude rise slightly, but copper was down.
Oil – MarketWatch reported that crude oil prices are down 3 percent, to $95.44, in New York.
The LME reopened today after a two-day holiday. The market had a day of decreases bolstered by some good luck for copper on news that China's economy has grown substantially in 2013.
Precious metals fell today, with gold hitting a six-month low.