Gold Futures End Lower After Five-session Rise

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures eased back Thursday from a five-session climb as some strength in the U.S. dollar and gains in the stock market dulled investor interest in the precious metal. April gold fell $2.70, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,236.80 an ounce, after settling Wednesday at its highest level in about three months.

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