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Aug 28 (Reuters) - Gold held close to a more than six-year high on Wednesday, after rising more than 1% in the previous session, as fears of a possible recession and the trade conflict between China and the United States drove investors to safe haven assets.
Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,542.71 per ounce, as of 1100 GMT. On Monday it touched $1,554.56, its highest since April 2013.
U.S. GCcv1 were steady at $1,551.90.
"There is some kind of consolidation at these price levels (around $1,550) and the market is assessing the next development in the U.S.-China trade saga
While there are expectations for monetary policy easing in the euro zone, inversion in U.S. Treasury yield curve increased hopes for further rates cuts by the U.S. central bankGold rose more than 1% on Tuesday as an inversion in the U.S. yield curve and disappointing U.S. economic data rekindled fears of a recession amid uncertainties around the trade dispute. US/ are beginning to think that the economy is not doing that well, there could be a possible recession, or more likely, a slowing economy, which means the Federal Reserve will have to cut rates and that supports gold," said John Sharma, an economist with National Australia Bank.
Federal funds futures FEDWATCH implied traders saw a 91% chance of a 25 basis-point rate cut by the U.S. central bank next month.Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a trade deal with China but optimism wilted after China's foreign ministry spokesperson dismissed claims of phone calls between the two sides. "if there are some sort of tangible signs that the (trade) talks are going to restart, or at least that they are getting there, it would be a risk-on outcome and we can see yields go higher and push gold a bit lower," said Ilya Spivak, senior currency strategist with DailyFx.
On the technical front, bullion's 14-day relative strength index (RSI) was around 70, indicating that the commodity was approaching overbought territory.
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