India, Jan. 13 -- Gold futures traded lower on Monday, as the dollar firmed up amid the optimism about an interim trade deal signing between the United States and China. A Phase 1 trade deal between Washington and Beijing is due to be signed at the White House on Wednesday.

Gold futures for February US gold futures trade down 0.2% at $1,556.30 per ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile. Spot gold dipped 0.4% to $1,555.76 per ounce.

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