Gold prices traded marginally higher on Tuesday while investors awaited the release of the November consumer-price index, a closely watched inflation gauge.
gained $7.50, or 0.4%, to $1,799.70 per ounce on Comex.
advanced 22 cents, or 0.9%, to $23.62 per ounce.
Palladium for March
delivery advanced $33.40, or 1.8%, to $1,917 per ounce, while platinum for January delivery
advanced $17, or 1.7%, to $1,025 per ounce.
rose 5 cents, or 1.3%, to $3.85 per pound.
Financial markets could be volatile on Tuesday as the November consumer-price index is due out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
“Gold remains in consolidation ahead of the CPI data. Last month’s release helped drive gold prices higher on the back of a promising Fed statement and jobs report,” said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA.