Gold's down more than 1% today to $1,170 per ounce, bringing its loss for the month to nearly 8% - the largest monthly decline since June of 2013. The metal does remain higher by more than 10% YTD.
Silver is also off nearly 8% in November, but higher by almost 20% YTD.
The metals' tumble this month came as the 10-year Treasury yield rose from about 1.80% to 2.36% (it's up six basis points today). The yield stood at about 1.50% at Labor Day.
Then there's the dollar index, which has been on the rise since May, and steepened that advance in November.