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Gold edges lower, all eyes on Fed minutes

On Wednesday gold rates edged lower the key $1,500 threshold as investors booked benefits and attention switched to the minutes of the U.S. Fed's July appointment for hints on future borrowing cost slices.

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Spot gold tumbled 0.5 percent at $1,498.84 per ounce by 0818 GMT.

U.S. gold futures also dropped 0.5 percent, at $1,508.30.

With gold neglecting to break higher and trailing underneath $1,500 once more, traders are taking benefits, stated Nicholas Frappell from ABC Bullion.

The bullion has added about 6 percent, or $88, so far the current month, to some extent because of expanding worldwide monetary creeps during the extended Sino-U.S. exchange row.

Minutes from the FOMC's latest appointment in July - when the U.S. national bank trimmed rates of interest unprecedentedly since the 2008 economic collapse - are expected on Wednesday.

Meantime, U.S. President stated on Tuesday he needed to stand up to China over exchange regardless of whether it caused short-term damage to the U.S. economy since Beijing had been swindling Washington for quite a long time.

The comments came hours before his legislature reported endorsement of a sale of jet-fighters to Taiwan, a move sure to further aggravate prospects for a fast economic accord.

The greenback equity indicator held near an almost three-week peak against its main rivals, conceivably scratching interest in bullion.

Spot gold may retest a support at $1,497 per ounce, a break beneath which could lead to a decline to $1,480.

Silver tumbled 0.4 percent to $17.05 per ounce, while platinum dropped 0.7 percent to $842.70.

Palladium declined by 0.2 percent to $1,488.28 per ounce.

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