* Nerves stop gold following Biden bets rally in stocks * Contested result would favour dollar and weaken gold * New stimulus post election likely to prove key * Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open * tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser (Adds comment, updates prices) By Nakul Iyer Nov 3 (Reuters) - Gold prices fell on Tuesday, with doubts about the impact on the metal of U.S. election results running counter to a surge in stock markets on bets of a sweeping Democrat victory and resulting fiscal boost. Gold, traditionally a safe haven bet that rises when equities fall, has instead tended to move in tandem with stock markets this year on each new injection of fiscal and monetary stimulus aimed at propping up global growth. Stocks were broadly higher in early trading in Europe and Asia as investors bet a victory for Joe Biden's party this week would preface a swift deal on more backing for American consumers and companies. Analysts, however, said gold markets were still as concerned by the prospect of an unclear outcome and turbulence to follow, which might drive investors into the perceived safety of the dollar and weaken commodity prices across the board. Spot gold dipped 0.4% to $1,888.10 per ounce by 0737 GMT. U.S. gold futures were little changed at $1,893.20 per ounce. "Sentiment is hanging by a thread at the moment... Everybody is quite unsure where the election is headed to, given the number of possible outcomes," said Howie Lee, economist at OCBC Bank. President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden made a last-ditch push for votes in battleground states on Monday as their campaigns prepared for post-election disputes that could prolong the presidential election. ED&F Man Capital Markets analyst Edward Meir said that a new stimulus package may not emerge immediately if Trump gets re-elected because it will take time to negotiate with the Democrats. Also on investor's minds, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will begin its two-day meeting on Wednesday. Silver fell 0.5% to $23.93 an ounce. Platinum fell 0.5% to $854.67 and palladium gained 0.8% to $2,229.58. "Markets are stuck because there is ambiguity about who will win," said Vandana Bharti, assistant vice-president of commodity research at SMC Comtrade. "Right now ... people want to sit on cash." (Reporting by Nakul Iyer and Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)
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