"We are just sitting here in the lower end of the range today and it's difficult to see where the driver should come from," Hansen said. "The focus is going to be on next week when we heard the ECB meeting."
Recent outflows from gold funds have indicated that investor sentiment remains fragile.
Hedge funds and money managers cut their bullish bets in gold futures and options and switched to a net short position in silver in the week to May 20, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday.
Read MoreUK regulator fines Barclays over gold price setting
Platinum group metals rose on Monday on continued concerns about supply from major producer South Africa, where a strike in platinum mines is now in its fifth month.
Platinum rose 1 percent to $1,480 an ounce, not too far from an 8-1/2 month high hit last week. Palladium gained 0.4 percent to $827.60 an ounce, near a 2-1/2 year peak.
The strike in South Africa - the longest bout of industrial action in the country's history - has turned violent. Five people were murdered in communities around the mines last week, and the latest round of wage negotiations, mediated by a labor court judge, have made little headway.
Silver fell 0.1 percent to $19.38 an ounce.