Traders say they are waiting to see whether the gains that took the metal above $1,000 an ounce for only the third time in history on Tuesday can be sustained. If the metal seems vulnerable at higher levels, selling is likely to gain momentum.
Spot gold eased to $988.30 an ounce at 0940 GMT against $991.15 late in New York on Wednesday. U.S. gold futures for December delivery on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $6.80 to $990.40 an ounce.
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