Gold prices ticked up on Friday helped by a softer dollar, while investors braced for key U.S. inflation data and Federal Reserve's rate hike decision due next week.
Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,793.16 per ounce, as of 0241 GMT, but fell 0.3% so far this week. U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,804.80.
The dollar index was down 0.1%. A weaker dollar makes gold more attractive to buyers holding other currencies.
There is a real chance of upward accretion in gold as we head into next week's Fed meet and CPI data, said Clifford Bennett, chief economist at ACY Securities.