Gold Closes Lower As U.S. Stocks Rally

By Mark DeCambreMarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures finished lower Tuesday, quashing a mini-streak of two consecutive days of gains for the embattled commodity. February gold (s: GCG6) closed $6.50, or 0.6%, lower at $1,074.10 an ounce. The slump for the yellow metal comes as stocks have been rallying, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average on pace for back-to-back gains of more than 100 points.

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