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Metals Stocks: Gold firms in rebound session, pauses 2018’s rout

Gold futures traded higher Tuesday, clawing back from a steady decline that had pushed the commodity to its lowest finish since Dec. 21, as a brawny dollar paused its advance.

Industrial metals, meanwhile, remained in focus, amid trade friction and questions about China’s economic expansion. Prices posted a Tuesday rebound after platinum futures marked their lowest settlement since late 2008 and copper prices finished at their lowest since September to start the week.

August gold GCQ8, +0.79% was up $6.40, or 0.5%, at $1,247.60 an ounce. The contract shed 1% to settle at $1,241.70 Monday. With the sputtering start this week, August gold futures are down 5.7% so far in 2018.

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