Suffering their largest one-day percentage loss since December 2013, gold futures settled Tuesday at a more than three-month low, according to FactSet data. Strength in the U.S. dollar , at the expense of the British pound , technical selling, and growing prospects for a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike before the end of the year all contributed to the drop in gold prices. December gold fell $43, or 3.3%, to settle at $1,269.70 an ounce.
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