Gold Prices Finish Lower As Dollar Strengthens

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices settled lower on Thursday, as strength in the U.S. dollar and some gains in equities drew investor interest away from the precious metal. June gold fell $8.80, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,248 an ounce. That was the lowest finish for the June contract since March 20.

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