Gold sank through Friday's PM fix and continued falling below $623 as the weekend began.
"Prices are down because the Dollar is stronger," said one wag to the newswires. "Gold has come off quite a bit in the last few days."
Either he didn't notice or care that gold in fact reached new four-week lows in all major currencies. But analysts continue to watch the Dollar closely after US data pulled both ways on the currency markets.
First came news that US consumer prices, after falling for two months, were unchanged in November. But net capital inflows into the US rose in October, outstripping its trade deficit for the month.
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