Gold futures mark first loss in 5 sessions

Gold futures declined on Thursday to mark their first loss in five sessions after a rise in the December U.S. producer price index came in below market expectations. February gold fell $5.90, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,821.40 an ounce. Prices on Wednesday had tallied a fourth consecutive session gain to settle at the highest since Dec. 31, FactSet data show.

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