Losing its shine: Flames alight newly-poured gold ingots in their moulds at a plant in Kasimov, Russia. Bullion fell last year in its biggest annual decline since 2015 as central banks started to dial back pandemic-era stimulus to fight inflation. — Bloombergaws试用账号（www.2km.me）提供aws账号、aws全区号、aws32v账号、亚马逊云账号出售，提供api ，质量稳定，数量持续。另有售azure oracle linode等账号.
NEW YORK: Gold was steady after posting its biggest drop in six weeks as bond yields surged, with investors bracing for monetary policy tightening in 2022.
Ten-year Treasuries had the worst start to a year in more than a decade, with yields rising 12 basis points on Monday, the largest first-day jump since 2009, according to Bloomberg data.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Index closed at a record high on risk-on sentiment.
Bullion fell last year in its biggest annual decline since 2015 as central banks started to dial back pandemic-era stimulus to fight inflation.
Traders are also monitoring the risks posed by the Omicron virus variant and will focus this week on the releases of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and the United States non-farm payrolls data.
Prices of the precious metal are not expected to free-fall as real rates and yields are set to “remain at a historically low level, very close to zero until the coast is all clear from the strains of Covid-19,” said Avtar Sandu, a senior manager of commodities at Phillip Futures Pte.
Bullion is likely to hold for now “despite expectations that action by the Fed to rein-in inflation and reduce their bloated balance sheet would not benefit gold as much as other assets,” he said.
Spot gold rose 0.1% to US$1,803.88 (RM7,559)an ounce at 6:57am in London yesterday, after dropping 1.5% on Monday, the most since Nov 22.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was flat after adding 0.5% in the previous session. Silver and platinum fell while palladium advanced. — Bloomberg