Gold Falls Ahead of US Jobs Data – Wall Street Journal

LONDON–Gold prices were lower on the London spot market Friday, ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that is expected to offer fresh support for the view that interest rates will rise before the end of this year.

Spot gold was down 0.6% at $1,106.41 a troy ounce in morning European trade, a two-and-a-half-week low.

Economists expect strong growth of 200,000 jobs in September, versus a net gain of 173,000 in August, and the…