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Gold Marks First Loss in 4 Sessions

Gold futures settled with a loss on Thursday, their first in four sessions, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected cut in interest rates, but raised doubts over the outlook for further monetary easing this year. "The Fed is, without a doubt, a headwind at this juncture," said Adam Koos, president of Libertas Wealth Management Group. "However, the [stock] market testing summer highs is putting a damper on the fear trade," and haven demand for gold. December gold declined...

Oil Steadies as Saudis Pledge Swift Return of Lost Production

Oil held its decline from the dramatic spike earlier in the week as supply assurances from Saudi Arabia and the International Energy Agency calmed the market after the devastating weekend attacks. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery rose 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $58.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 10:09 a.m. in Singapore. It dropped 2.1% Wednesday following a 5.7% decline on Tuesday. Brent for November settlement added 6 cents...

Gold loses ground after Fed delivers 'hawkish cut' to interest rates

Gold was modestly lower Thursday, building on a loss seen a day earlier after the Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest rate cut but left traders uncertain on the outlook for further monetary easing. Gold for December delivery on Comex fell $6.80, or 0.4%, to $1,509 an ounce, while December silver was up a penny at $17.92 an ounce. Gold finished regular trading with a gain on Wednesday, but lost ground in electronic trade after the Fed decision. As expected, policy makers cut...

Pompeo: 'Important Information' for Trump After Mideast Talks on Saudi Oil Field Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the...

Gold edges lower after Fed delivers mixed signals

Gold prices edged lower on Thursday as investors remained cautious after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected but delivered mixed signals about its next move. Spot gold was 0.3% lower at $1,489.73 per ounce, as of 01:02 GMT. Prices fell as much as 1% in the previous session before settling down 0.6%. U.S. gold futures were down 1.2% at $1,497.5 per ounce. The dollar stood tall on Thursday, while Asian shares edged higher tracking some modest Wall Street gains. The Fed...

U.S. Personal Spending Increased More Than Forecast in July
Friday, 30 August 2019 19:48 WIB | ECONOMY |Ekonomi AS

U.S. personal spending accelerated in July, exceeding forecasts and indicating household consumption remained solid at the start of the third quarter and will continue as the economy™s dominant growth engine.

Consumer outlays for goods and services, which account for about 70% of gross domestic product, increased 0.6% during the month after a 0.3% June advance, Commerce Department data showed Friday. The report also showed incomes rose less than forecast, while the Federal Reserve™s preferred inflation gauge remained range bound.

The data indicate Americans are showing scant signs of reining in their spending despite recent concerns about the prospects of cooler economic growth. A report yesterday showed consumption rambled ahead in the second quarter at the fastest pace since the end of 2014.

The report™s inflation figures show prices pressures continue to fall short of the Fed™s goal and, in conjunction with the risks to the economy from stumbling overseas economies and an escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, give policy makers reason to keep reducing interest rates.

The broader personal consumption expenditures price gauge rose 0.2% from the prior month and was up 1.4% from a year earlier, matching the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey. The Fed officially targets 2% inflation.

The core PCE price index, which excludes food and energy, increased 1.6% from July of last year, also matching estimates. Policy makers view the core gauge as a better indicator of underlying price trends and have said they™re also aiming for it to rise 2%.

After adjusting for the increase in inflation, spending rose 0.4%. The July gain was driven by a 0.8% increase in outlays for merchandise, the largest advance in four months, according to the report. Spending on services also picked up.

The Commerce Department™s report showed incomes were restrained in July by a 1.8% decline in personal interest income, although wages and salaries settled back as well. Worker pay increased 0.2% after a 0.5% advance a month earlier.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold Marks First Loss in 4 Sessions

Gold futures settled with a loss on Thursday, their first in four sessions, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected cut in interest rates, but raised doubts over the outlook for further monetary easing this year. "The Fed is, without a doubt, a headwind at this juncture," said Adam Koos, president of Libertas Wealth Management Group. "However, the [stock] market testing summer highs is putting a damper on the fear trade," and haven demand for gold. December gold declined...

Oil Steadies as Saudis Pledge Swift Return of Lost Production

Oil held its decline from the dramatic spike earlier in the week as supply assurances from Saudi Arabia and the International Energy Agency calmed the market after the devastating weekend attacks. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery rose 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $58.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 10:09 a.m. in Singapore. It dropped 2.1% Wednesday following a 5.7% decline on Tuesday. Brent for November settlement added 6 cents...

Gold loses ground after Fed delivers 'hawkish cut' to interest rates

Gold was modestly lower Thursday, building on a loss seen a day earlier after the Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest rate cut but left traders uncertain on the outlook for further monetary easing. Gold for December delivery on Comex fell $6.80, or 0.4%, to $1,509 an ounce, while December silver was up a penny at $17.92 an ounce. Gold finished regular trading with a gain on Wednesday, but lost ground in electronic trade after the Fed decision. As expected, policy makers cut...

Pompeo: 'Important Information' for Trump After Mideast Talks on Saudi Oil Field Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the...

Gold edges lower after Fed delivers mixed signals

Gold prices edged lower on Thursday as investors remained cautious after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected but delivered mixed signals about its next move. Spot gold was 0.3% lower at $1,489.73 per ounce, as of 01:02 GMT. Prices fell as much as 1% in the previous session before settling down 0.6%. U.S. gold futures were down 1.2% at $1,497.5 per ounce. The dollar stood tall on Thursday, while Asian shares edged higher tracking some modest Wall Street gains. The Fed...

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