Gold Futures Pare Gains, But Still Finish At a 6-week High

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures pared much of their earlier gains on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve's pace of interest-rate hikes and President-elect Donald Trump's press conference helped lift the metal to a six-week settlement high. February gold tacked on 60 cents, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $1,185.50 an ounce.

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