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December Comex gold futures in late-morning trading Thursday have rebounded well off the daily low of $1,705.40 on cautious investor bargain-hunting buying, but prices remain below unchanged on the day. Investor risk appetite in the market place has pulled back a bit Thursday as the U.S. stock market sells off amid some rumors coming out of Germany. There were rumors that Germany’s credit rating would be downgraded, but the major ratings agencies have denied such. There were also reportedly rumors that German exchange officials would implement short-selling bans market place. That rumor is also unfounded, so far. December gold futures last traded down $20.00 an ounce at $1,737.80.