Silver, platinum and palladium are stable in quiet trading
Gold's sister metal silver was equally subdued in early trading, the metal falling 15 cents to $19.80/19.85, though it had been above $20 in earlier trading.
Silver ETFs increased holdings, with 24 tonnes added to the total, taking it to 19,182.87.
Platinum is similarly lower, falling $4 to $1,413/1,423 per ounce and palladium dipping $3 to $728/733 per ounce.
Both platinum and palladium ETFs shed tiny amounts of holdings, platinum falling a fractional two ounces to 2,217,610 ounces and palladium dropping 6 ounces to 2,434,422 ounces. US dollar looks to make a breakout...and could rise to 103.