Gold Prices Rise in Advance of Fed Announcement, Elections
Precious metal prices have been rising all year as investors look for a safe haven amid fears of currency volatility. Gold is perceived as a safe investment as countries look to boost economy by using monetary policy to increase liquidity and cut borrowing costs.
Prices rose today as a Federal Reserve meeting began. Analysts expect the U.S. Central Bank to put more money into the economy. Tuesday's advance was moderate, however, possibly because of already historically high prices.