Gold prices are trading $1,279.00/oz. this morning, up $8.00 and above the 100-day moving average (approx. $1,275.70). The Fed is not expected to move today, but the market will parse the 2:00pm ET statement for indications of a hike in December. China’s gold consumption is up 15.49% in Q1-Q3. Nickel prices rallied over 5% yesterday.