Gold Prices Slip Lower Following November Rout

By Wallace Witkowski Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold prices settled lower Thursday, following their worst monthly slide in more than three years, as investors shunned safe-haven assets. Gold for February delivery settled down $4.50, or 0.4%, at $1,169.40 an ounce, while the SPDR Gold Trust ETF declined 0.3%. Silver ticked slightly higher as the March contract for the metal settled up 2.4 cents, or 0.1%, at just under $16.51 an ounce.

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