In the early morning of the 20th Beijing time, gold futures prices fell sharply on Wednesday, ending two consecutive days of gains. The U.S. dollar stopped falling, pushing gold prices below the $2000 level. < / P > < p > gold market investors are also weighing the message from the Fed minutes. U.S. congressmen are trying to restart stalled negotiations. Gold futures for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $42.80, or 2.1%, to $1970.30 an ounce.