Gold prices are slightly higher Tuesday morning, lifted by a slightly weaker dollar.
Weakness in Asian and European markets amid concerns about the political situation in Greece also appear to be prompting traders to seek the safe haven of the yellow metal.
On Monday, the Greek parliament rejected the presidential candidate nominated by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, resulting in a call for snap general election early 2015.
Gold futures for February delivery are up $3.40 or 0.29 percent at $1,185.30 an ounce.
On Monday, gold futures ended down $13.40 or 1.1 percent at $1,181.90 an ounce, weighed by stronger global equity markets.
The dollar's strength against most major currencies on the back of recent upbeat U.S. economic data, contributed as well to the yellow metal's decline.
Silver for March is up $0.096 or 0.61 percent at $15.875 an ounce. Meanwhile, copper is up $0.011 or 0.41 percent at $2.834 per pound.
On the economic front, S&P/Case-Shiller house price index for October is scheduled to be released at 9 am ET. Economists expect the house price index to rise a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent month-over-month.
At 10 am ET, the Conference Board is due to release the results of its consumer confidence survey for December. The consensus estimate calls for an increase in the consumer confidence index to 93 in December from 88.7 in November.
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