Gold Futures End Higher, But Off Session Highs

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures settled higher on Thursday, at their highest level in about 17 months, but prices finished below the key $1,300 level as the fatal shooting of a British politician put campaigning ahead of the U.K. referendum next week on hold. The so-called Brexit vote is set to decide whether the country will stay or leave the European Union. Gold for August delivery rose $10.10, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,298.40 an ounce--the highest settlement since Jan. 22, 2015.

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