Gold was little changed around $1700 an ounce on Monday after touching a 9-month low of $1686.4 an ounce in the previous session, as investors digest prospects of a swift economic recovery, further fiscal stimulus and rising bond yields and dollar. US Senate passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill on Saturday and the House is seen passing it later this week, paving the way for more checks and unemployment benefits to Americans. Meanwhile, stubbornly high government bond yields and a stronger dollar pressured the precious metal. Last week, gold fell nearly 2%.