Gold futures inched up on Tuesday, on course for their best finish in about three weeks, as traders shrugged off moderate dollar rise.
February gold on Comex increased 0.3%, to $1,282.90 an ounce. The yellow metal’s futures have risen roughly 11% for the year.
The Dollar Index ticked up 0.02% to 93.39.
March silver climbed 0.4%, to $16.51 an ounce.
Volumes may remain low as many traders may stay away until after the new year. European markets were also closed for Christmas weekend.