Feb 8 (Reuters) - Gold prices eased on Thursday as dollar ticked higher, with investors awaiting more cues on the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's first interest rate cut this year, while palladium prices dropped to a fresh five-year low as demand concerns persist.
Spot gold fell 0.4% to $2,026.39 per ounce, as of 1230 GMT. U.S. gold futures lost 0.5% to $2,041.10 per ounce...[LINK]