Equities regained most of Monday's losses, following European markets higher.
On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold shed $1.90 to $1,673.40 per troy ounce. Silver was steady, adding 3 cents to $31.80 an ounce.
Against the dollar, the euro rose to $1.3582 from Monday's $1.3514. The dollar rose to 93.70 yen from 92.38 yen.