MTECHTIPS- Gold prices fell on Monday in Asia as investors gained clarity on the U.S. presidential election and noted the growing likelihood of a U.S. rate hike in December. Gold for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 0.90% to $1,292.75 a troy ounce. Also on the Comex, silver futures for December delivery eased 0.78% to $18.227 a troy ounce. Copper futures for December delivery dipped 0.04% to $2.259 a pound. The outcome of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential elections on Tuesday will capture market attention with news the FBI stood by its earlier recommendation that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server likely aiding her chances over rival Donald Trump. Also later in the week, trade and inflation data out of China will be watched for indications on the strength of the world’s number-two economy is performing. Last week, gold prices reversed losses to end higher on Friday as nervousness ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election offset a solid U.S. jobs report for October that supported that case for a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve.