Gold Holds Recent Bullish Gains

Spot gold is relatively unchanged today at $1,259.75 per ounce. The precious metal appears to be holding tight to its massive 1.9 percent gain yesterday.

Silver and platinum are both down 0.4 percent today. Palladium rose 0.3 percent. Yesterday, however, the price of platinum and silver both increased, rising 0.6 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Palladium is down 1.6 percent to $782 an ounce.

The prices for spot Brent crude oil in international markets slipped somewhat to $51.93 per barrel amongst market consolidation. U.S. ten-year treasuries fell by 2.24 percent, echoing the sentiment that safe haven demand is increasing across the board right now. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 1.8 percent today. The U.S. dollar is again down today, to a low of 97.33.