Without a crisis catalyst from North and South Korea, gold might just bump along at current levels.
After hitting a new high early in the day, prices pull back as investors lock in profits ahead of Friday's employment data.
Prices set records again on the back of a weaker US dollar.
Prices continued to climb in advance of the Federal Reserve's policymaking meeting this week.
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