Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,973.54 per ounce by 0026 GMT. It hit an all-time excessive of $1,984.66 within the earlier session.
U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,989.20.
The greenback index rose 0.1% in opposition to its rivals, crawling additional away from a greater than two-year low hit final week. A stronger dollar makes gold dearer for holders of different currencies.
U.S. manufacturing exercise accelerated to its highest degree in practically 1-1/2 years in July as orders elevated regardless of a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections.
Asian shares have been on monitor to open greater on Tuesday, after robust manufacturing information and beneficial properties in tech stocks boosted international equities.
Greater than 18.19 million individuals have been reported to be contaminated by the novel coronavirus globally and 689,871? have died, in response to a Reuters tally.
The World Well being Group warned on Monday that there may by no means be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19 within the type of an ideal vaccine and that the highway to normality could be lengthy.
The highest Democrats within the U.S. Congress and White Home negotiators on Monday mentioned they’d made progress in talks on a brand new coronavirus aid invoice.
The U.S. economic system, battered by a resurgence within the unfold of COVID-19, wants elevated authorities spending to tide over households and companies and broader use of masks to raised management the virus, U.S. central bankers mentioned on Monday.
Silver fell 0.1% to $24.22 per ounce, platinum rose 0.2% to $918.50 and palladium gained 0.3% to $2,090.21.