April 25 (Reuters) - Gold prices dipped on Tuesday as the dollar firmed, while investors shied away from making big bets ahead of U.S. economic data that could determine the Federal Reserve's rate-hike strategy.

Spot gold fell 0.5% at $1,978.72 per ounce by 1141 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also slipped 0.5% at $1,989.00...[LINK]