Brent crude rose in heavy trading and U.S. crude dipped as the beginning of the annual rebalancing of a key commodities index widened the spread between the two contracts.
Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Tuesday as higher yields proved attractive and the first sale of coupon-bearing Treasury debt for the year saw strong non-dealer bidding.
Gold ended above $1,662 an ounce on Tuesday, helped by a recovery in stock markets and a rise in physical demand.
Although gold rose back above $1,650 an ounce on Tuesday, some pro traders are concerned about where it might be headed.
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Marc Faber told CNBC on Tuesday that he owns gold as an "insurance policy" despite a possible correction.
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Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after the new year's rallies, with corporate earnings season for the last quarter of 2012 looming and the European Central Bank's policy meeting due later in the week.
Markets look resilient despite setbacks over the last 6 months, so growth prospects for 2013 look good, Ric Deverell, Director & Head of Commodities Research, Credit Suisse told CNBC.
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The euro gained for a second straight session against the dollar on Monday, benefiting from technical factors as well as expectations that the European Central Bank will refrain from cutting interest rates.
Stocks came off their lows but still finished in negative territory Monday, pulling back after last week's sharp rally and ahead of the fourth-quarter earnings season.
U.S. Treasury yields were steady on Monday as investors prepared for the first sale of new coupon-bearing debt this year.
Oil eased below $111 a barrel on Monday as investors looked toward the start up of a Midwest pipeline.
Gold dropped as uncertainty about the duration of the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus program decreased bullion's appeal as a hedge against inflation.
Disagreements over economic forecasts and the timing of improvement in the labor market are something the market can price in. But the investors are much more puzzled over how to deal with the split at the Fed over the balance sheet.
The U.S. stock market's rally to five year highs is not a "sugar-high" from the Fed but a result of a strengthening economy, market-watchers told CNBC.