Gold climbs to a more than 6-year high; silver at highest in over 2 years

Gold and silver futures rose on Tuesday, with gold settling at a level not seen since 2013, and silver scoring its highest finish in more than two years. Prices for the precious metals got a boost from losses in the U.S. stock market, a drop in Treasury bond yields and a weaker dollar–all of which helped lift the metals’ investment appeal. December gold

GCZ19, +0.88%

climbed by $14.60, or 1%, to settle at $1,551.80 on Comex. That was the highest most-active contract settlement since April 2013, according to FactSet data. September silver

SIU19, +2.83%

added 51.2 cents, or 2.9%, to end at $18.153 an ounce, the highest since April 2017.

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