MTECHTIPS- Gold prices edged higher on Wednesday, helped by a mild pullback from the U.S. dollar but the precious metal remained close to four-month lows amid growing expectations for a 2016 rate hike by the Federal Reserve. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery were up 0.09% at $1,275.15, not far from Friday’s four-month trough of $1,249.50. The December contract ended Tuesday’s session 0.36% lower at $1,255.90 an ounce. Futures were likely to find support at $1,249.50 and resistance at $1,265.30, the high from October 6. Market participants were waiting for the minutes of the Fed’s September policy meeting for hints on the central bank’s future policy moves. Gold is sensitive to moves in U.S. rates, which lift the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding assets such as bullion. But demand for the U.S. dollar still remained broadly supported, as the odds for a December rate hike passed the 70% threshold on Tuesday.