Gold prices crept up on Tuesday ahead of the release the next day of minutes of the last U.S. Federal Reserve meeting, which could offer clues on the pace of potential interest rate hikes by the central bank.
Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,279.21 per ounce by 0553 GMT. The metal fell about 1.4 percent on Monday in its biggest one-day percentage drop since Sept. 11.
U.S. gold futures for December delivery gained 0.3 percent to $1,279.20.
"Given the fact that the December rate hike is almost a done deal, market w...