Gold Shakes Off Losses To Finish Higher

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices shook off earlier losses Tuesday to finish higher for a fifth straight session. Prices got a boost as the ICE U.S. Dollar Index traded near the session's low, providing support for the yellow metal, which is traded in the greenback. Political uncertainty in France and the U.K. and declines in U.S. equities also contributed to gold's gains. June gold rose $2.20, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,294.10 an ounce.

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