Gold, silver prices tumble to lowest since late 2010

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 12:30 hrs

​Gold and silver prices tumbled to their lowest in nearly three years on Wednesday as investors liquidated precious metals after well-received U.S. data fuelled fears the Federal Reserve would rein in its ultra-loose monetary policy.

Spot gold slid to its lowest since September 2010 at $1,233.05 an ounce and was down 3.1 percent at $1,237.36 an ounce at 0807 GMT. U.S. gold futures for August delivery were down $37.90 an ounce at $1,237.20.

Silver hit its lowest since August 2010 at $18.55 an ounce and was down 4.4 percent at $18.81 an ounce.

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