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Gold Sells Off on Strong U.S. Consumer Confidence Reading

Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:07 AM

(Kitco News) - The gold market quickly lost its modest early gains Tuesday morning when a much stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence reading was released The July consumer confidence index came in at 90.9 versus a reading of 86.4 in June. A stronger U.S. dollar index and lower crude oil prices are also bearish "outside market" forces working against the precious metals Tuesday morning. August gold last traded down $4.40 an ounce at $1,299.00.

By Jim Wyckoff, contributing to Kitco News; jwyckoff@kitco.com
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