Gold holds above $2,100 near record high

Gold prices held above the $2,100 level on Wednesday, near a record peak hit in the previous session as hopes for US rates easing by mid-year mount, Reuters reported.Spot gold edged down 0.1% to $2,126.13 per ounce as of 0458 GMT. US gold futures fell 0.4% to $2,134.30.Spot prices hit a record peak