Gold fell 1 percent in choppy trade as the dollar rose to a four-year high against the yen and rallied against the euro, decreasing bullion's appeal as a hedge against U.S. currency depreciation.
Gold settled more than 1 percent higher on Wednesday, rising for the first time in three sessions as a drop in the dollar and strong physical bullion buying helped offset a continued decline in gold-backed exchange-traded fund holdings.
Gold ended lower as its appeal as an alternative investment faded after equity markets rose on prospects of sustained central bank stimulus, while holdings in exchange-traded funds slipped to their lowest in more than three years.
Gold futures settled higher, with some buyers tempted back to the market after a second week of gains suggested last month's price slide to a more than two-year low has run its course for now.
Gold ended flat, erasing earlier gains after faster-than-expected U.S. job growth reduced any need for the Federal Reserve to boost monetary stimulus.
Gold rose as the European Central Bank cut its interest rate for the first time in 10 months, affirming the metal's inflation-hedge appeal a day after the Federal Reserve said it would keep up its bond purchases to spur growth.
Gold settled almost 2 percent lower on Wednesday, the biggest daily drop since its historic decline in mid-April, as investors sold off a range of commodities.
Gold settled higher, but many investors remained on the sidelines ahead of central banks meetings this week in Europe and the United States and support from the physical market softened while major buyer China was on holiday.
Gold prices settled higher, due to a weaker dollar and mirroring strong equity markets on prospects of further central bank monetary easing in the United States and Europe, but physical buying slowed as China and Japan were on holiday.
Gold settled down on Friday as investors booked profits after a 1 percent rally.
Gold surged more than 2 percent to end at $1,462, boosted by a combination of options-related buying, rising geopolitical tensions and strong physical demand after its selloff.
Gold rose as physical demand encouraged speculative buying after the previous session's drop, while support also came from weak German economic data which fueled prospects the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates.
Gold fell to end at $1,408 on Tuesday after the outflow from the biggest gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) accelerated, investors shifted towards other assets like equities, and as a stronger dollar put pressure on prices.
Gold rose to settle about $1,421 per ounce, supported by strong physical buying after last week hitting a two-year low, but investors reduced holdings of bullion in the top exchange-traded fund to the lowest in nearly three years.
Gold rebounded to settle at $1,395 an ounce as strong buying of coins and bars continued, primarily in Asia, but prices were still on course for a fourth week of losses after a brutal sell-off.
Gold rallied to end at $1,392 after volatile Asian trade saw prices slide towards two-year lows hit earlier in the week, with strong physical buying set against exits from exchange-traded funds.
Gold futures settled lower, but spot gold rose in choppy trade as the two-year low it hit the previous session triggered Asian physical buying, but the market had trouble holding on to gains and is seen vulnerable to further sell-offs.
Gold rose after physical buyers of bullion grabbed the chance offered by the previous session's record-breaking one-day drop, but investors expected more falls.
Gold plummeted more than 9 percent, and settled down more $140 per ounce, as investors ditched the precious metal en masse in search for better returns in other assets.
Gold settled close to $1,500 per ounce, a drop of more than 20 percent from its record 2011 highs, putting it in bear market territory for the first time after 12 years of gains.