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.