Myra P. Saefong and Carla Mozee
June 3, 2013
Gold futures closed above $1,400 an ounce on Monday, lifted by a weaker dollar in the wake of data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing in May.
Gold prices recouped nearly everything they lost on Friday with the weak manufacturing data easing concerns about a pullback in the Federal Reserve’s bond-purchase program, which has been supportive for gold.
Gold for August delivery GCQ3 +1.36% rose $18.90, or 1.4%, to settle at $1,411.90 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.