Gold is searching for direction in midday trading after touching its highest level in a month. Gold has been on the rise as equities have fallen following Friday's disappointing non-farm payrolls report that showed U.S. employers added jobs at much slower pace than expected in December. The precious metal hit its highest level since December 12 at $1,255 an ounce. At last check, spot gold was slipping 0.2% to $1,251 an ounce while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were gaining 0.2% to $1,253 an ounce.

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