Gold futures climbed Tuesday to settle at their highest in 14 months, as comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi set the stage for lower interest rates, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision Wednesday. “We certainly don’t think the Fed will cut [rates], although it is very likely to prepare the markets for a July trim,” said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. August gold GCQ19, +0.56% rose $7.80, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,350.70 on Comex-the highest most-active contract finish since April 18, 2018, according to FactSet data.

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Gold futures settle at 14-month high

Gold prices climb on Tuesday to settle at their highest in 14 months, buoyed by expectations of interest-rate cuts among global central banks.