Gold bullion prices fell to $1,630 per ounce during Monday morning's London trading – 2.3% down on where they started the month – while stock markets and industrial commodities also sold off following the release of preliminary Chinese manufacturing data.
Precious metals headed lower (all but platinum) as the US dollar picked up a tad of energy and the euro ran into a wall of overhead resistance amid the still (!) on-going crisis. Spot gold opened $10.20 lower at $1,754 per ounce.
Metals prices received further lift this morning as turmoil in Europe diverted funds in their direction but the complex was still competing with what is apparently shaping up as a stock market rally of notable proportions on both sides of the Atlantic.