Gold Futures Finish At a Three-week Low

By Myra P. SaefongMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures settled lower Wednesday, at their lowest level in about three weeks, as some strength in the U.S. dollar and equities drew investors' attention away from the precious metal. Gold for August delivery fell $13, or 1%, to settle at $1,319.30 an ounce. That was the lowest finish since June 28, according to FactSet. September silver, meanwhile, fell 39.4 cents, or 2%, to end at $19.613 an ounce--a level not seen since July 1.

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