Gold futures climb back to their highest finish since early January

Gold futures rose Wednesday to climb back to their highest finish since early January. Prices found support as investors await the “latest checkup over the American labor market,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda. The monthly U.S. jobs report will be released Friday. “If gold failed to test the $1,950 level after this week’s main event, a pullback could be in the cards,” he said. August gold rose $4.90, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,909.90 an ounce. Most-active contract prices marked their highest settlement since Jan. 7, according to FactSet data.

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