Gold prices have retreated from their peak recorded about two weeks ago.
Reuters reported that the spot price of gold closed steady at 1970.55 dollars an ounce, after hitting its highest level since August 19 at 1991.91 dollars.
And US gold futures settled unchanged at 1978.90 dollars an ounce.
The dollar rose 0.2 percent against its major rivals, recovering from its lowest level in more than two years.
In other precious metals, silver rose 0.2 percent to $ 28.27 an ounce, platinum advanced 1.4 percent to $ 942.09 an ounce, and palladium rose 1.5 percent to $ 2277.11.