Gold prices mark time after second-largest weekly drop this year
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  Gold prices spent the past six sessions locked in a narrow consolidation range, digesting after the prior weeks outsized drop. That move seemed to mark the culmination of building pressure from a recovering US Dollar and lower Treasury bond yields since mid-March. These moves sapped the appeal of anti-fiat and non-interest-bearing assets epitomized by the yellow metal.