Gold futures settle higher, but hold below $1,900 an ounce

Gold futures climbed on Monday, but settled below the key $1,900 mark for a third straight session. Prices found some support from weakness in the U.S. dollar, but strength in Treasury yields have helped to dull investment interest in the precious metal. August gold rose $6.80, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,898.80 an ounce after tapping a high of $1,899.90. Prices for the most-active contract haven’t settled above $1,900 since June 2, FactSet data show.

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