Gold was pressed in last session under comments from US Fed Chief Janet Yellen. The precious metal took a drop on 13 Jan 2017, sine rising equities clubbed with failure to hold above 200 day Exponential Moving Average hurt the metal.
Gold Prices had tested a 3-month high above USD 1240 per ounce last week before drifting lower. The counter also seen lack of buying as speculative fund demand remained thin. However, the metal is presently trading moderate level at USD 1227 per ounce. MCX Gold futures tested a low near Rs 28,950 levels on Tuesday and ended just above Rs 29,000 per 10 grams mark.
The Federal Reserve can hike interest rates at a gradual pace, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Monday. She told, if the labor market continues to strengthen and inflation moves to the central banks 2% target, a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be fitting. However, changes in fiscal policies could potentially affect the economic outlook.