Gold slumped 1.1% and settled at $1,943.27.
The Dollar Index jumped 1% to 93.
Asia and Australia
The markets were close to a seven-month high as central banks continued to inject money into their battered economies. HongKong45 lost 0.9%.
Japan225 rose 0.25%.
Australia200 went up 0.8%.
USD/JPY stayed put at 105.50.
AUD/USD traded at $0.7250.
The markets moved higher in expectance of the latest European Central Bank monetary policy due to be published this Thursday. Europe50 traded 0.3% higher. Germany30 and France40 rose 0.1% each. UK100 went up 0.2%.
EUR/USD added 0.1% at 1.1932.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com