Comex gold finished with sharp losses, -1.6% to $1,670.70/oz. and its lowest settlement since...

|By:, SA News Editor

Comex gold finished with sharp losses, -1.6% to $1,670.70/oz. and its lowest settlement since Aug. 30, and futures continue to spiral lower, down ~2% at $1,664. The usual reasons are cited - expectations of a fiscal cliff resolution, a drop in the U.S. current account deficit, rising homebuilder confidence - but gold has been losing out in a recent trend toward riskier assets.