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World gold falls on signs that US monetary stimulus will stay

Gold on Monday declined for the first time in four days on speculation that some investors may sell the metal after prices climbed following signs the US Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus. Gold fell by 0.5 per cent to $1,284.22 and silver by 0.7 per cent to $20.66 an ounce.

Janet Yellen, the nominee to replace Ben S. Bernanke as Fed chairman, signaled that she would continue the record stimulus programme until the US economy is stronger.

Gold is set for the first annual drop in 13 years as some investors lost faith in the metal as a store of value and on speculation that a strengthening economy will spur the Fed to slow debt purchases.

Holdings in gold-backed exchange-traded products fell 1.5 tonnes to 1,869.5 tonnes on 15 November, the lowest since April 2010. Global equities rallied 18 per cent this year and reached the highest since January 2008 on Monday.
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