Gold rose, as the dollar's sharp drop and worries about an oversold equities market prompted investors to add positions in the safe-haven metal ahead of Friday's payrolls report.
Gold prices settled nearly flat. Earlier, prices rose after U.S. jobs data missed expectations, curbing speculation the Fed may start paring back its monthly bond-buying program.
Gold settled below $1,400 an ounce, extending losses on worries over demand in the world's largest consumer, India, after the government further restricted imports of the metal.
Gold settled more than 1 percent higher, after earlier hitting its highest in more than two weeks, boosted by a tumbling dollar and disappointing U.S. manufacturing data.
Gold fell more than 1% as data showing low inflation and improving consumer confidence dampened investor interest, with bullion on track to post sharp losses.
Gold rose around 1.5 percent on Thursday, buoyed by a fall in the dollar after weak U.S. economic data boosted prospects that the Fed will keep its monetary stimulus.
Gold edged up to settle at $1,391 on Wednesday, taking a cue from broad dollar losses and falling stock markets with residual support from strong Chinese physical buying.
Strong buying of physical bullion helped pare losses from an earlier gold decline caused by a dollar rise and technical selling, but the metal continued to feel pressure.
Gold rose on Monday, extending its gains after its strongest week in a month, as the dollar slipped and European stock markets steadied.
Gold turned modestly lower on Friday as some players exited positions ahead of a long U.S. weekend, but registered its biggest weekly percentage gain in a month.
Gold settled higher as the dollar remained under pressure and as a senior Federal Reserve official said the central bank is in no hurry to start winding down its economic stimulus.
Gold settled lower on Wednesday, giving up earlier gains after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned of the risks of holding interest rates too low for too long, which boosted the dollar.
Gold, down in seven of its last eight sessions extended earlier losses on Tuesday on a firm dollar, weak technical signals and speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve might rein in its stimulus program.
Gold and silver prices gained about 2 percent after a roller-coaster session that opened with a gut-wrenching dive in silver prices to their lowest in 2-1/2 years before an abrupt midday turnaround.
Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, as speculation that the Federal Reserve may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.
Gold settled lower at $1,386 per ounce after it hit a four-week low, declining for a sixth straight day for the first time in more than four years.
Gold fell for a fifth straight session, hitting a four-week low below $1,400 as the dollar strengthened to a six-week high versus the euro, clouding gold's weak technical picture.
Gold prices settled lower on Tuesday, as economic optimism and another intraday record high in U.S. equities sapped bullion's safe-haven appeal.
Gold fell 1 percent on Monday as stronger U.S. retail sales data inspired economic hopes and reduced the safe-haven bid for gold.