Gold to 6-month high amid Ukraine worries

|By:, SA News Editor

Quiet amid the macro rumblings of the last 24 hours, gold all of a sudden gets jiggy, popping 0.8% to $1,383 per ounce, the highest price since September.

The move comes as talks between John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov enter a third hour.

Putin is prepping to "invade eastern Ukraine," says Estonian Defense Minister Urmas Reinsalu. "The Russian Federation only accepts force ... A clear message needs to be sent that an attack will cost the aggressor dearly.”

Silver is higher by 2.4% to $21.72 an ounce.

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