Gold prices settled higher Thursday, recouping most of what they lost a day earlier. A decline in the U.S. stock market helped boost investment interest in the metal, despite strength in the dollar, which tends to put some pressure on dollar-denominated prices of the metal. December gold GCZ8, +0.21% rose $2.70, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,230.10 an ounce, after posting a loss of 0.3% on Wednesday. The most-active contract held ground near Tuesday’s settlement of $1,231, which was the highest since July, according to FactSet data.
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