chnical analyst Wang Tao.
"We think gold is going to trade in a very tight range because of the low level of liquidity in the market due to the holidays (in Asia)," said Xu.
In other precious metals, silver was flat at $16.23 per ounce, having retouched Friday`s over two-week low of $16.17 an ounce earlier in the session.
Platinum climbed 0.1 percent to $960.20 per ounce, after hitting its highest since late April at $970.10 in the previous session. It gained over 3.2 percent last week, its highest since early January.
Palladium fell 0.1 percent to $876.60 per ounce.