Gold fell 1 percent on Tuesday, pressured as the dollar strengthened on renewed expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
Weakness in other commodities also weighed on gold, which rallied last week after the Fed left rates at ultra-low levels, keeping a lid on the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion. Gold failed to maintain those gains after a Fed official emphasized that a rise had only been postponed.
Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,125.22 an ounce at 3:17 p.m. EDT (1917 GMT), while U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled down 0.7 percent at $1,124.80 an ounce.
Platinum slid the most among precious metals, down more than 3 percent to a 6-1/2-year low. Some traders cited news that the falsification of Volkswagen AG U.S. vehicle emission tests could affect 11 million of its cars worldwide. Platinum is used in diesel catalysts.
Platinum was down 3.4 percent at $932.75 an ounce, after falling to its lowest since January 2009 at $929.50.
Source : Reuters