Shares of mining companies and other commodities producers rose as traders bet the Federal Reserve wouldn't be as aggressive with rate increases as previously thought.
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Gold futures, which are sensitive to moves in rate expectations, fell for a fifth straight session, however.
"Heightened geopolitical uncertainty and political risk buoyed both longer-term investor interest and tactical positioning in gold, but interest started to wane as focus shifted to the June FOMC meeting," Standard Chartered analysts said.
(--By Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
June 13, 2017 16:23 ET (20:23 GMT)