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Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climb

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. “I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure,” said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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