Gold continues to soar, rising as high as $1,589.00 in early-hour trading before stabilizing around $1,563. 00. Silver rose as high as $18.50 but quickly dropped and is currently trading at $18.10. Increasing hostility between the US and Iran and subsequent uncertainty surrounding the future political landscape of the region continue to weigh on investors. Stocks so far, are on track for a better day than their last two trading sessions with the Nasdaq positive and the Dow and S&P down only marginally.