Spot gold was little changed at $1,069.67 an ounce by 0042 GMT.
Platinum was close to $839.50 reached in the previous session.
The precious metals have been hit by strength in the dollar and expectations that the Fed would hike rates in December for the first time in nearly a decade.
World equity markets slipped on Monday, with U.S. stocks ending slightly lower in quiet trading after strong gains last week.
The dollar rose to an eight-month high on Monday on hopes of a hike next month.
Investors have been pulling out of precious metals funds at a rapid pace, further hurting sentiment.
The market has opened lower dragged by weak global cues. The Sensex is down 50.61 points or 0.2 percebt at 25768.73, and the Nifty is down 9.70 points or 0.1 percent at 7839.55. About 351 shares have advanced, 202 shares declined, and 47 shares are unchanged.
Asian shares dragged their feet after a healthcare mega-merger failed to impress investors while the dollar held firm near an eight-month high as investors grew more convinced of a US rate hike next month.
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