Gold prices fell slightly on Wednesday, while markets were awaiting adoption of a $2 trillion economic support package by the U.S. Congress seen as measure to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. senators and U.S. President administration officials have reached an agreement on a large-scale stimulus package, White House spokesman Eric Welland said on Wednesday. Congress may vote on the bill on Wednesday, later.
Yellow metal futures for April delivery lost 1.46 percent, to $1,636.70 per troy ounce on Comex after soaring by 6 percent on Tuesday. Silver price grew by 2.41 percent, to $14.60 per ounce at 1537 GMT.
Palladium futures soared by 20.88 percent, to $2,160.00 per ounce. April platinum added 3.67 percent, to $728.50 per ounce.