Gold Prices Mark First Loss In Four Sessions

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices on Monday finished lower for the first time in four sessions, as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea appeared to ease, the dollar strengthened and U.S. equities climbed--dulling investment demand for the precious metal. December gold fell $3.60, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,290.40 an ounce. Prices had tallied a gain of more than 2% over the past three sessions.

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