With Dollar Continuing to Strengthen, Gold Down

Gold prices have returned 0.1 percent today, down to $1,267.64 per ounce. Gold was the only precious metal to lose ground today as the U.S. dollar is continuing to rally.

Silver is up to $16.593 per ounce. Platinum rose by 0.3 percent today to $913.30 per ounce, and palladium is up to $939 an ounce - an increase of 0.1 percent. Base metals are for the most part down today, with losses averaging at 0.2 percent. Lead lost 0.3 percent, and aluminum only lost 0.1 percent. Nickel and copper are both stronger, however, rising by 0.9 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.

The U.S. dollar is up to 94.04 on its index, steadily nearing its high from August of 94.15. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a 0.5 percent increase today at 22,775.39. U.S. ten-year treasuries are up to 2.35 percent. Finally, spot Brent crude oil prices are essentially unchanged at $56.97 per barrel.