Gold is steady as attention shifts towards U.S. Fed minutes

The gold price was not much changed on Wednesday , as investors avoided huge bets ahead of the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.

Spot gold was around $1,833.30 per ounce at 1053 GMT. U.S. gold futures were unchanged at $1,842.50.

"The the market's attention is now focused on Fed minutes that will be released later in the day, but there are concerns over higher inflation, it's a good idea to be aware of that.

The minutes of the Fed's most recent meeting are due by 1900 GMT on Wednesday.

Gold is extremely sensitive to the increase in U.S. interest rates, because they increase the price of holding bullion that is not yielding.

Recent positive U.S. economic readings have been a catalyst for increased odds of rate hikes by the Fed and putting pressure on prices for gold which have dropped 4.9 percent.

Gold could revisit a level of $1,830 for an ounce. the break below could lead towards $1,816, as per Reuters Technical analyst Wang Tao.

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