Jan 15 (Reuters) - Gold prices advanced on Monday, as the metal's appeal was boosted by safe-haven demand owing to tensions in the Middle-East, while markets raised bets that the Federal reserve will cut rates sooner than expected.


Spot gold was up 0.3% at $2,053.51 per ounce, as of 1320 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3% to $2,058.00, with trading expected to be low due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday...[LINK]