Friday data showed that U.S. employment returned to its pre-recession peak in May, with a solid pace of hiring that offered confirmation the economy has snapped back from a winter slump.
Gold, often seen as an investment hedge, has a negative co-relation with equities and the dollar, both of which have been bolstered by the U.S. jobs data. Hedge funds and money managers cut their bullish bets in gold futures and options in the week to June 3 to their lowest level since mid-January, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday.
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