Metals Stocks: Gold ends New Year’s Eve and 2018 in the red, but notches monthly, quarterly gain

Gold futures settled slightly lower Monday and for the year, but bullion capped a tumultuous year with gains in December and for the quarter, as stock-market volatility has driven haven-related demand. February gold futures GCG9, +0.10%  closed down $1.70, or 0.1%, at $1,281.30 an ounce. Gold futures, as measured by the most-active contract, notched a…

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