DJIA
Last loading.. Chg. loading..
FTSE
Last loading.. Chg. loading..
NDXI
Last loading.. Chg. loading..
POPULAR NEWS
Gold futures end higher, up more than 3% for the month

Gold futures ended higher on Friday as tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong fed haven demand for the precious metal. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that while he was a bit less tense about the economy, he is still concerned about a potential "second wave" of the coronavirus outbreak. Against that backdrop, August gold climbed by $23.40, or nearly 1.4%, to settle at $1,751.70 an ounce. Most-active futures contract prices ended the month with a gain...

Powell Says The Fed is 'Days Away' from Making The First Loans in The Main Street Lending Facility

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank's long-awaited program to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses is about to get off the ground. The Main Street lending facility, which will target companies with up to 15,000 employees, has been difficult to set up but is just about ready, Powell told Princeton University economist and former Fed official Alan Blinder in a webinar interview Friday. "We're days away from making our first loans in Main Street, he said. "We...

U.S. oil futures reverse course to finish higher, climb 88% for the month

U.S. oil futures reversed course to finish higher Friday, getting a boost as traders eye developments tied to Hong Kong related tensions between the U.S. and China, and as another drop in U.S. oil rigs suggested further domestic production declines. U.S. prices ended the month with a gain of 88%, based on the front months, to mark the best monthly performance on record, according to Dow Jones Market Data. July West Texas Intermediate oil rose $1.78, or 5.3%, to settle at $35.49 a barrel on...

Dow hits session low, falls more than 250 points ahead of Trump news conference on China

Stocks were lower on Friday as traders braced for an upcoming news conference on U.S.-China relations from President Donald Trump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 255 points, or 1%. The S&P 500 slid 0.7% while the Nasdaq Composite was down by 0.1%. Trump said Thursday afternoon he would hold the news conference, knocking stocks down from solid gains. That announcement came after China approved a national security bill for Hong Kong that experts warn could endanger the city™s...

European markets fall but still close out the month over 3% higher

European markets fell Friday as escalating tensions between the U.S. and China pushed back on the week™s positive sentiment amid the reopening of economies across the continent. The pan-European Stoxx 600 provisionally closed down by 1.6%, but the index was still up over 3% since the start of May, on pace to register its second straight positive month following April™s more than 6% gain. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference Friday œon China and markets...

Gold eyes $1,600 as Fed meeting, new virus threat in focus this week
Monday, 27 January 2020 11:49 WIB | GOLD CORNER |Gold CornerGold Outlook

Gold is well supported and has room to run higher this week as analysts point to the Federal Reserve meeting and the spread of the new corona virus as the two key issues to keep an eye on.

The yellow metal battled against risk-on sentiment last week but managed to hold above $1,550 an ounce level and even rise about 0.8% on the week. February Comex gold futures were last trading at $1,572.40, up 0.45% on the day.

This week, analysts are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve interest rate decision on Wednesday, the spread of the new coronavirus, and the possibility of any new geopolitical tensions.

The U.S. central bank meeting, which will be followed by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell™s press conference, is the main event to watch this week, according to TD Securities commodity strategists Daniel Ghali.

The consensus is that the U.S. central bank will keep rates on hold. The CME FedWatch tool is showing an 87.3% chance of rates staying at current levels, and a 12.3% chance of a 25-basis-point rate hike.

Some analysts see the Fed leaning towards the dovish side in its statement or during Powell™s press conference.

œIf anything, [the Fed] is going to quell any lingering fears that it might be looking to take back its insurance cuts any time soon. And instead, it is probably going to reinforce the market™s lean on the dovish side. The market still has some cuts priced in for 2020. That should be supportive for gold prices, Ghali told Kitco News on Friday.

TD Securities projects for the Fed to remain on hold for most of the year and then cut rates once by year™s end.

Not all, however, see the Fed meeting as the major event this week, noting that it might turn into a non-event as the market™s attention shifts to the spread of the coronavirus.

œIt will be a bit of a non-event. It is pretty unlikely that the Fed makes any adjustment to its monetary policy at this point in time. We think the Fed will remain on hold for the foreseeable future, said Capital Economics assistant commodities economist Kieran Clancy. œThe main driver this week will probably be any headlines on this coronavirus outbreak.

There are a lot of data releases this week as well, which are also likely to take a backseat to new virus news headlines, Clancy added.

œWe don™t have any special insight into how the virus is going to spread. The only thing we can do is go back and see what previous outbreaks of viruses played out in the past. The most obvious one you can draw parallels from is the outbreak of SARS back in 2003. And if there is a similar run of play as back then, we will probably see a lot of the moves reversed as the virus is brought into control, he said.

Last Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a second U.S. case of the new corona virus in Chicago. The CDC added that it is investing another 63 possible cases as the sometimes deadly virus is spreading into the U.S.

Gold has benefited from the virus fears due to the risk-off sentiment that the outbreak created, Clancy said, noting that its impact on the gold price is only temporary.

œIt has already been a pretty strong factor supporting the gold price. It promoted a risk-off move in markets, which normally is very beneficial for gold. And if things get worse from here, there is no reason to suspect that we wouldn™t see the same thing happening again, he noted. œUntil we hear of any sort of concrete evidence that the virus has been contained, it will probably be one of the main drivers.

Clancy is also watching geopolitical risks, which are still lingering in the background and could potentially boost gold once again soon.

"One of the most surprising things last week has been the lack of reaction in the oil market to the events in Libya and Iraq. Those factors could be positive for the gold price, he said.

Chinese markets closed for Lunar New Year celebrations

The Chinese markets are closed for the Lunar New Year celebrations and will not re-open until late this week.

œChinese markets are now closed. Technically it is a week, but it will take longer to get back into full swing. Made everything quieter, said Rhona O™Connell, INTL FCStone™s head of market analysts for EMEA & Asia regions.

The preparations for the Lunar New Year have not boosted gold demand by much, said O™Connell. œWith the rest of the physical market quiet, gold is holding up pretty well. Any upward momentum has to be generated by the professional market, she noted.

There is a stark difference between what physical demand can do for gold prices versus increased professional market participation, O™Connell highlighted.

œUpward momentum in prices does tend to always come from the professional market, she said, pointing to a lot of interest in gold during the U.S. market hours.

œThe nature of the two different sides of the system is that physical demand at the retail level is never capable of driving prices higher. What it can do is cushion weakness. At the moment, there is good bargain hunting coming through between $1,550 and $1,555. That seems to be almost exclusively concentrated in the U.S. hours, which points to people continuing to look at all different professional parameters as opposed to underlying physical, she said.

Important gold price levels

Analysts are watching a potential close above $1,568 an ounce, which is looking very probable as of last Friday afternoon. A close above that level would indicate that gold might be ready for another rally, said Ghali.

œOn the upside, we are watching $1,568. A close north of there would imply that gold has resumed its upward trajectory, he said. œOn the downside, we are looking at $1,550 support.

O™Connell said she is neutral on prices in the short-term, watching a tight range of $1,550-$1,570 an ounce.

Data this week

Some important macro releases this week, aside from the Fed interest rate announcement, include U.S. housing data ” new home sales are out on Monday and pending home sales are out Wednesday.

The U.S. durable goods orders report and CB consumer confidence are scheduled for Tuesday. Followed by U.S. Q4 GDP numbers and jobless claims on Thursday. The PCE price index and personal spending are out on Friday.

In addition, the Bank of England (BoE) will also be making its interest rate announcement on Thursday, which will mark governor Mark Carney™s last monetary policy meeting. The market consensus is projecting for the central bank to remain on hold and keep rates at 0.75%.

Source: Kitco News

RELATED NEWS
Wall St., Main St. Look for Gold to Regain its Luster...
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:32 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street look for gold prices to rise this week, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. Traders and analysts who make up the Wall Street poll continued to cite the mass li...

Wall St., Main St. Both Look For Gold Prices To Keep Shining...
Monday, 18 May 2020 11:17 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street alike remain bullish on gold prices for this week, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. Professional investors and traders cited the ongoing quantitative-easing...

Wall St., Main St. Look for Bounce in Gold Prices...
Monday, 4 May 2020 12:06 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street were both undeterred by last week™s pullback in gold, calling for the metal to rise this week, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. Wall Street is not as heav...

Harga emas siap untuk level $ 1.800: Pasar amati dua event minggu ini...
Monday, 27 April 2020 11:27 WIB

Strategi para pedagang emas tampaknya penurunan harga beli karena logam mulia bersiap-siap untuk menguji level tertinggi 2012, menurut analis. Lebih banyak data ekonomi yang buruk pekan lalu tampakny...

Gold-Price Sentiment Overwhelmingly Bullish...
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:27 WIB

Participants in the weekly Kitco gold-price survey look for the metal to maintain its upward momentum this week as central banks and governments keep rolling out measures to prop up an economy that is...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold futures end higher, up more than 3% for the month

Gold futures ended higher on Friday as tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong fed haven demand for the precious metal. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that while he was a bit less tense about the economy, he is still concerned about a potential "second wave" of the coronavirus outbreak. Against that backdrop, August gold climbed by $23.40, or nearly 1.4%, to settle at $1,751.70 an ounce. Most-active futures contract prices ended the month with a gain...

Powell Says The Fed is 'Days Away' from Making The First Loans in The Main Street Lending Facility

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank's long-awaited program to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses is about to get off the ground. The Main Street lending facility, which will target companies with up to 15,000 employees, has been difficult to set up but is just about ready, Powell told Princeton University economist and former Fed official Alan Blinder in a webinar interview Friday. "We're days away from making our first loans in Main Street, he said. "We...

U.S. oil futures reverse course to finish higher, climb 88% for the month

U.S. oil futures reversed course to finish higher Friday, getting a boost as traders eye developments tied to Hong Kong related tensions between the U.S. and China, and as another drop in U.S. oil rigs suggested further domestic production declines. U.S. prices ended the month with a gain of 88%, based on the front months, to mark the best monthly performance on record, according to Dow Jones Market Data. July West Texas Intermediate oil rose $1.78, or 5.3%, to settle at $35.49 a barrel on...

Dow hits session low, falls more than 250 points ahead of Trump news conference on China

Stocks were lower on Friday as traders braced for an upcoming news conference on U.S.-China relations from President Donald Trump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 255 points, or 1%. The S&P 500 slid 0.7% while the Nasdaq Composite was down by 0.1%. Trump said Thursday afternoon he would hold the news conference, knocking stocks down from solid gains. That announcement came after China approved a national security bill for Hong Kong that experts warn could endanger the city™s...

European markets fall but still close out the month over 3% higher

European markets fell Friday as escalating tensions between the U.S. and China pushed back on the week™s positive sentiment amid the reopening of economies across the continent. The pan-European Stoxx 600 provisionally closed down by 1.6%, but the index was still up over 3% since the start of May, on pace to register its second straight positive month following April™s more than 6% gain. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference Friday œon China and markets...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.