North Korean Missiles Boost Gold

Prices for gold are are up from yesterday's close as increased geopolitical tension have boosted safe haven markets. Spot gold is currently up $1.25 an ounce from last trading session, at $1,295.40.

Despite growing concerns over a tax cut in the United States and fears over North Korean nuclear capabilities, the U.S. dollar is stronger today - the currency rose 0.01 percent to 93.23 in its index. This stronger dollar seems to have had no impact on the trading of gold and most of the precious metals.

Pricing on Brent crude oil is down 0.13 percent to $63.23 per barrel. Spot silver is up $0.013 to $16,905 an ounce. Platinum also is seeing gains today, rising by a mighty $3 to $952/ounce. Only palladium lost ground today, slipping to $1,028, a loss of $1 per ounce.