Gold Easing Back Towards $1250

Gold was just below a six-week high on Tuesday amid subdued activity in the stock markets and on the data front, while platinum was near the strongest in 2-1/2 months as strikes were set to begin this week at the top producers.

Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,253.35 an ounce by 0024 GMT, not far from its six-week peak of $1,259.85.

Platinum was at $1,459.25, down slightly after sharp gains in the previous session that took it to $1,469.50 – its highest since Oct. 31.


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