Gold futures end lower as U.S. dollar touches a 2-year high

Gold futures ended with a loss on Tuesday, with a climb in the ICE U.S. Dollar Index to its highest in more than two years prompting prices for the metal to ease back from a more than five-week high seen a day earlier. June gold fell $27.40, or 1.4%, to settle at $1,959 an ounce. Prices based on the most-active contract settled Monday at $1,986.40, the highest since March 10, FactSet data show.

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