Gold was mostly on the defensive in the Asian session and most of the European trading.
Brent crude is the leading global benchmark for Atlantic basin crude oils.
The pan-European STOXX 50 was down 0.85% and London’s FTSE 100 dropped 1.17% at 11.02 am GMT.
Gold traders may prefer to let this week's dust settle and see where real yields pivot next week.
The price of Spot gold as at 05.59 GMT was up by 0.20% to trade at $2,023.41.