Gold settled higher Wednesday, booking its first gain in six sessions ahead of what is widely expected to be the Federal Reserve's second interest-rate hike of the year due to be announced at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. August gold finished up $7.30, or 0.6%, at $1,275.90 an ounce, as the dollar, as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar Index , was down 0.5%. A weaker dollar can make assets priced in the currency, like gold, more attractive to buyers using weaker monetary units.
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