Gold futures finished slightly lower Thursday, marking the first decline in six sessions, as stocks, bond yields and the dollar all headed south, perhaps checking bullion's decline. A selloff in the equity market---though the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.34% , the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.18% and the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.83% were off their worst levels of the session---may have resulted in investors liquidating some of their winning holdings like gold, weighing on the precious metal's price, strategists speculated. August gold closed down $1.90, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,800.20 an ounce. The 10-year Treasury note /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y +3.07% and the 30-year bond /zigman2/quotes/211347052/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD30Y +2.09% yield both fell to around February lows. Earlier in the session, gold had enjoyed solid gains that had suggested that the commodity might book a sixth straight gain, matching its longest streak of advances since the period ended May 20.