Nov 22 (Reuters) - Gold prices hovered near the key $2,000 level on Wednesday, as expectations of an end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's rate hike cycle kept the dollar and U.S. bond yields subdued.

Spot gold was up 0.1% at $2,000.38 per ounce as of 1201 GMT, after rising as high as $2006.19 earlier in the session. Bullion scaled a three-week high of $2,007.29 on Tuesday...[LINK]