Gold futures are little changed Monday, a day after Crimea passed a referendum to split from Ukraine. Lear Capital CEO Scott Carter tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that investors already had priced in the event, leaving gold prices flat after the decision. Carter says the Ukraine crisis added support to gaining prices for 2014, which he says could end with the yellow metal reaching as high as $1,450 an ounce. The gold price per ounce has jumped nearly 15% this year.

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