Dealers in Hong Kong.
"People are mostly waiting for more data from the United States to assess how the economy is and whether quantitative easing will continue."
Monetary stimulus was a key driver of gold's rally in the last few years, and an improving U.S. economy has prompted concern the Federal Reserve might curtail its bond-buying programme.
Spot gold traded little changed at $1,673.50 an ounce. U.S. gold edged down 0.1 percent to $1,674.50. Technical analysis suggested spot gold would remain neutral in a range between $1,657.54 and $1,681.70 during the day, said Reuters market analyst Wang Tao.
The dollar index rose to a one-week high, as a rally in the euro currency stalled on growing worries about political uncertainty in Spain and Italy.
A stronger greenback weighs on commodities priced in dollars.