Gold slides as dollar recovers, but geopolitics keep a floor under metals

MarketWatch/Rachel Koning Beals/04-19-17

Gold prices stumbled Wednesday as the dollar clawed its way up from the three-week low reached Tuesday.

Still, tensions over North Korea and looming French and U.K. elections that hold implications for the European economy supported some level of investor demand for safe-haven precious metals, keeping gold prices just below the November highs touched Monday.

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