* Spot gold has good chance of breaking down to $1,326/oz -Technicals
* U.S. gold futures down 1 pct, biggest fall since Nov. 2017
(Updates prices) Feb 20 (Reuters) - Gold prices fell for a third straight session on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded from over three-year lows hit last week, while investors waited for minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates.
Spot gold was down 0.6 percent, its biggest one-day
percentage fall in two weeks, at $1,339.09 an ounce, as of 0832 GMT.
U.S. gold futures were down 1.2 percent at $1,340.4
per ounce, posting its biggest one-day percentage fall since Nov. 2017.
The dollar index , which measures the greenback
against a basket of six currencies, was up 0.5 percent at 89.544. It fell to 88.253 last week, the lowest since December 2014. The U.S. currency showed signs of a bounce-back as some investors bought in after last week's declines, though the gains on Tuesday were capped by growing concerns that a rising fiscal deficit in the United States could disrupt the economy. The minutes of the January Fed meeting will provide key guidance for the dollar and gold, said Helen Lau, analyst at Argonaut Securities. "The key driver will be interest rate hikes ... How fast and how many times they can raise," Lau added. The U.S. Fed will release the minutes of its Jan. 30 to 31 policy meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was held during last month's drop in equity markets and investors are interested in the Fed's response to the market gyrations as well as the rate outlook. Higher U.S. interest rates would limit demand for non-interest bearing gold. Meanwhile, Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday, their recent recovery stalling after European equities broke a winning streak. Analysts said despite the rate hike outlook, investors will still be weary of rising inflation in the United States. Gold prices rose 2.4 percent last week in its best weekly gain in more than five months, as investors bought gold on fears of rising inflation in the United States. Spot gold is expected to test a support at $1,338 per ounce, with a good chance of breaking below this level and falling more to the next support at $1,326, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.
Among other precious metals, silver slipped 1.1
percent to $16.47 an ounce.
Palladium was 0.6 percent lower at $1,027.50, after
rising to the highest since Feb. 2 at $1,050 in the previous session.
Platinum dipped 0.1 percent to $1,001.40, after
rising to a three-week high of $1,013.60 on Monday.
(Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru, Editing by Christian Schmollinger and Sherry Jacob-Phillips)