Gold Settles With a Slight Loss, Ending Its Streak Of Gains

By Myra P. SaefongMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices saw a small loss Monday--enough to put an end to their six-session streak of gains. Prices turned lower as U.S. dollar added to earlier strength, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index up 0.2% at 94.03, near the session's high of 94.12, as gold prices settled. A stronger dollar often pressures prices for gold that's traded in the greenback. August gold fell 60 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $1,254.30 an ounce.

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