Gold prices inch down

By Dat Nguyen   February 5, 2023 | 07:10 pm PT
Gold prices inch down
A person picks up a gold jewelry at a shop in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
SJC gold price dropped 0.15% to VND67.3 million ($2,865.05) per tael Monday morning.

Gold ring price went up 0.46% to VND54.8 million per tael. A tael equals 37.5 grams or 1.2 ounces.

Global gold prices hit a more than four-week low on Monday, as the U.S. dollar firmed after stronger-than-expected jobs data fanned concerns that the Federal Reserve might keep hiking interest rates, Reuters reported.

Spot gold was little changed at $1,865.88 per ounce, as of 0045 GMT, after hitting its lowest level since January 6 earlier in the session.

The dollar index was 0.2% higher, making gold less attractive for buyers holding other currencies.

Data on Friday showed U.S. job growth accelerated sharply last month, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 517,000 jobs - well above an estimate of 185,000. The unemployment rate hit more than a 53-1/2-year low of 3.4%.

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