Metals Stocks: Gold ends lower as copper logs lowest finish in nearly a year amid trade tensions

Gold headed for back-to-back losses Wednesday as the leading dollar index gained, weighing on the commodity as markets digested the latest developments over global trade and strained diplomacy at a NATO summit in Brussels.

August gold GCQ8, -0.37% lost $3.80, or 0.3%, to $1,251.80 an ounce, so far tracking about a 0.3% week-to-date loss and off about 4% over the past month. The most popular fund tracking gold, the SPDR Gold Shares GLD, -0.42% was 0.4% lower.

September silver SIU8, -0.88% traded 15 cents, or 0.9%, lower at $15.935 an ounce, down some 0.8% so far this week and plunging 6% over the past month.

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