LONDON : Gold prices held near $1,710 on Monday as concerns over the global growth outlook supported demand for the metal as a store of value, but losses in the broader financial markets kept a lid on gains. Resilience above $1,700, a level gold repeatedly tested last week, has reassured buyers who had feared a deeper correction after it fell to a more than six-week low at $1,698.39 on Oct. 24. But the metal struggled for traction on Monday as global stock and commodity prices fell, with a recent run of downbeat corporate earnings casting a shadow over the growth outlook and investors bracing for impact of a giant US hurricane.