MTECHTIPS- Gold prices gained in Asia on Thursday as markets assessed the near-term impact of the U.S. presidential election with an eye on chances it may lead the Fed to hold off on a widely expected rate hike in December. Investing.com’s Fed Rate Monitor Tool shows investors see a 76.3% chance of a hike, but uncertainty remains over the range of policy changes possible by the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. Gold for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 0.26% to $1,276.75 a troy ounce. Comex silver futures for December delivery rose 0.46% to $18.462 a troy ounce, while copper futures fell 0.12% to $2.458 a pound. Overnight, gold prices soared nearly 5% during European hours on Tuesday, as Trump shocked financial markets by winning the U.S. presidential election. Republicans remained in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and were also on track to defend their Senate majority, although the Senate majority narrowed.