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Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climb

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. "I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the...

Gold Holds Above $1,600 on Fears Over Economic Impact of Virus

Gold prices held steady above the key $1,600 mark on Wednesday as an uptick in equities due to a drop in new virus cases was kept in check by fears about the economic fallout of the epidemic. Autocatalyst metal palladium, meanwhile, scaled yet another record peak on a sustained supply shortfall. Spot gold was little changed at $1,601.77 per ounce by 0244 GMT. In the previous session, bullion prices surged 1.3% to their highest since Jan. 8 at $1,605.10. U.S. gold futures were up 0.1% to...

Gold Nears 7-Year Peak on Virus Economic Impact; Palladium Hits Record

Gold climbed towards a seven-year peak on Wednesday as concerns over the global economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic boosted safe-haven interest, while palladium resumed its record rally driven by concerns over a supply shortfall. Spot gold rose 0.5% to $1,609.63 per ounce. The metal jumped to $1,610.72 earlier, its highest since Jan. 8, when gold hit its highest in nearly 7 years. U.S. gold futures rose 0.6% to $1,612.90. Bullion held firm even as European shares hit a fresh record...

Gold Tops $1,600 as Virus Fuels Growth Fears; Palladium's Record

Gold traded near the highest level since 2013 on concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus and how it™s impacting global growth. Palladium continued it™s record-breaking rally. Bullion steadied after surging 1.3% Tuesday™s as Apple Inc.™s warning that the virus and efforts to contain it would have its sales missing forecasts spurred a sell off in stocks. China™s death toll from the disease topped 2,000, while the province at the center of the...

Gold Prices Up; Fed Minutes Eyed

Gold prices inched up on Wednesday as traders await the U.S. Federal Reserve™s minutes of its latest meeting, which is due later in the day. Gold Futures for April delivery gained 0.2% to $1,607.25 by 1:45 AM ET (05:45 GMT). The yellow metal gained more than 5% so far this year is now near its highest level since 2013. Fears of the new coronavirus and its impact on global growth pushed the safe-haven metal higher, while speculation that the Fed might reduce interest rates were also cited...

Retail sales pop again in June in good sign for consumer-driven U.S. economy
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:58 WIB | ECONOMY |Retail SalesEkonomi AS

Sales at U.S. retailers rose solidly in June for the fourth month in a row, pointing to a strong rebound in consumer spending in the second quarter that suggests the economy is not as fragile as the Federal Reserve apparently believes.

Retail sales increases 0.4% last month, the government said Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a 0.1% gain.

The increase was an even larger 0.7% if gasoline sales are stripped out. Falling oil prices caused a big drop in sales at gas stations.

Retail sales offer a clear window in the health of the consumer-driven U.S. economy. Retail spending bounced back in the second quarter after a weak start early in the year.

Internet retailers led the way again with a 1.7% increase in sales. Sales also rose at restaurants, grocers, home-furnishing stores, clothing outlets, home centers and pharmacies.

Sales fell a sharp 1.1% at department stores, which been losing out to Internet rivals for years. Electronics stores also saw a small dip.

The increase in sales in May was trimmed to 0.4%, but sales in April were revised up a notch to show a 0.4% increase. So, a wash.

Source : MarketWatch

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Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climb

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. "I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the...

Gold Holds Above $1,600 on Fears Over Economic Impact of Virus

Gold prices held steady above the key $1,600 mark on Wednesday as an uptick in equities due to a drop in new virus cases was kept in check by fears about the economic fallout of the epidemic. Autocatalyst metal palladium, meanwhile, scaled yet another record peak on a sustained supply shortfall. Spot gold was little changed at $1,601.77 per ounce by 0244 GMT. In the previous session, bullion prices surged 1.3% to their highest since Jan. 8 at $1,605.10. U.S. gold futures were up 0.1% to...

Gold Nears 7-Year Peak on Virus Economic Impact; Palladium Hits Record

Gold climbed towards a seven-year peak on Wednesday as concerns over the global economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic boosted safe-haven interest, while palladium resumed its record rally driven by concerns over a supply shortfall. Spot gold rose 0.5% to $1,609.63 per ounce. The metal jumped to $1,610.72 earlier, its highest since Jan. 8, when gold hit its highest in nearly 7 years. U.S. gold futures rose 0.6% to $1,612.90. Bullion held firm even as European shares hit a fresh record...

Gold Tops $1,600 as Virus Fuels Growth Fears; Palladium's Record

Gold traded near the highest level since 2013 on concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus and how it™s impacting global growth. Palladium continued it™s record-breaking rally. Bullion steadied after surging 1.3% Tuesday™s as Apple Inc.™s warning that the virus and efforts to contain it would have its sales missing forecasts spurred a sell off in stocks. China™s death toll from the disease topped 2,000, while the province at the center of the...

Gold Prices Up; Fed Minutes Eyed

Gold prices inched up on Wednesday as traders await the U.S. Federal Reserve™s minutes of its latest meeting, which is due later in the day. Gold Futures for April delivery gained 0.2% to $1,607.25 by 1:45 AM ET (05:45 GMT). The yellow metal gained more than 5% so far this year is now near its highest level since 2013. Fears of the new coronavirus and its impact on global growth pushed the safe-haven metal higher, while speculation that the Fed might reduce interest rates were also cited...

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