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Gold stable as investors reassess size of interest rate cut

Gold settled down on Monday, having skidded 1 percent in the past session on easing anticipations for a severe rate of interest slice by the U.S. Fed, yet the metal's general impetus stayed upheld by worldwide geopolitical issues.

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Spot gold edged higher 0.1 percent at $1,426.36 an ounce at 1028 GMT, having tapped $1,448 on Friday for its maximum since May 2013. Although, rates at that point slipped by over 1 percent gold was still up 0.7 percent through the week.

U.S. gold futures stayed flat on Monday at $1,427.20.

The Fed is relied upon to shrink rate of interest at its July 30-31 appointment. The ECB is likewise anticipated to lean towards financial approach easing at an appointment on Thursday.

Tighter rates of interest lessen possibility rate of holding non-yielding bullion and burden the greenback.

Silver gained 0.9 percent to $16.34 an ounce, on its way for a third in a row daily increase.

While traders lifted their bullish stance in gold and silver in the week to July 16, silver enlisted a higher gain of net long positions.

Platinum added 0.7 percent to $849.65 and palladium increased 0.1 percent to $1,507.47.

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