FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The troy ounce of the precious metal is extending its weekly decline on Friday, although it has managed to bounce off lows around $1,140 so far. Gold lower on lift-off prospects Prices for the yellow metal are retreating for the second consecutive week so far, testing 3-week lows in the $1,140 area, as the perspective of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in December continues to weigh on investors’ sentiment. Poor results from today’s Personal Income/Spending and the Reuters/Michigan index kept depressed the demand for the dollar, although it did not help the metal. Gold significant levels Gold is now losing 0.41% at $1,142.60 facing the next support at $1,137 (100-day sma) followed by $1,125.46 (76.4% of the October up move) and then $1,098.20 (low Sep.11). On the upside, a breakout of $1,157.21 (38.2% of the October up move) would expose $1,180.43 (downtrend from 2015 top) and finally $1,189.00 (monthly high Oct.14). For more information, read our latest forex news.