Gold prices held just below $1,900 an ounce on Tuesday as rising coronavirus infections and a potentially contested election result in the US boosted bullion’s safe-haven appeal. Biden leads the polls, but uncertainty about the outcome of Tuesday’s election mount as many states will not have complete results on Tuesday night due to the increase in mail voting. Keeping a lid on prices was the appreciation of the US dollar to levels not seen in a month as renewed lockdowns in France, Germany and more recently in the UK and a dovish ECB spooked investor away from the euro and sterling.