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Gold prices end lower; silver rallies to highest finish since February

Gold ended lower on Tuesday as a rise in U.S. retail sales contributed to a stronger U.S. dollar, pressuring prices for the precious metal. The upbeat retail sales number, however, also lifted prices for silver, brightening the metal™s industrial demand prospects. August gold trading on Comex fell $2.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,411.20 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since...

Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold's uptrend 'remains intact' despite stronger dollar and record-setting stocks

Gold futures rose slightly Tuesday, extending a climb above a two-week peak for bullion as U.S. stocks traded near all-time highs on the session. August gold trading on Comex added $1.80, or about 0.1%, to $1,415.40 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since May 2013, FactSet data show. September silver meanwhile, picked up 5 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.42 an ounce. Gains for precious...

Oil Holds Near Lows on Trump Trade Barbs, Easing Iran Tensions

Oil held near its lows after President Donald Trump™s threat of new tariffs on China rekindled fears about global demand, while signs of a thawing in U.S.-Iran tensions eased concerns about the threat to shipping lanes in the Middle East. Futures in New York were steady, after dropping 3.3% on Tuesday. Trump reiterated his warnings about additional tariffs at a cabinet meeting Tuesday, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war truce he reached with...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

ECB Keeps Policy, Rate Guidance Unchanged
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 19:01 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY | ECB

The European Central Bank kept its policy unchanged as expected on Wednesday, maintaining interest rates at record lows and keeping its guidance for steady interest rates this year despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

With the economy and inflation both slowing, the ECB has already backtracked on its plans to tighten policy this year, unveiling instead even more stimulus to prop up an export-focused economy now struggling amid a global slowdown in trade.

But having unveiled fresh measures just last month, the ECB can afford to wait before contemplating any further steps, keeping its last remaining policy powder dry in case the growth downturn becomes more severe than now feared.

"The Governing Council now expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the end of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary," the ECB said in a statement, reaffirming its interest rate guidance.

While this policy is out of sync with market expectations, which put the first hike in 2021, policymakers have dismissed the significance of the disconnect, arguing that economic conditions would impact the eventual move and market prices simply reflect the changing outlook.

Attention now turns to ECB President Mario Draghi's 1230 GMT news conference, at which he is likely to say that risks to growth remain on the downside and the bank remains ready to act with all available instruments.

Investors will also look to see if Draghi elaborates on his recent comments that the ECB would study whether negative rates are starting to have unintended side effects.

With Wednesday's decision, the ECB's rate on bank overnight deposits, which is currently its primary interest rate tool, remains at -0.40 percent.

The main refinancing rate, which determines the cost of credit in the economy, remained unchanged at 0.00 percent while the rate on the marginal lending facility -- the emergency overnight borrowing rate for banks -- remains at 0.25 percent.

Source : Reuters

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Gold prices end lower; silver rallies to highest finish since February

Gold ended lower on Tuesday as a rise in U.S. retail sales contributed to a stronger U.S. dollar, pressuring prices for the precious metal. The upbeat retail sales number, however, also lifted prices for silver, brightening the metal™s industrial demand prospects. August gold trading on Comex fell $2.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,411.20 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since...

Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold's uptrend 'remains intact' despite stronger dollar and record-setting stocks

Gold futures rose slightly Tuesday, extending a climb above a two-week peak for bullion as U.S. stocks traded near all-time highs on the session. August gold trading on Comex added $1.80, or about 0.1%, to $1,415.40 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since May 2013, FactSet data show. September silver meanwhile, picked up 5 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.42 an ounce. Gains for precious...

Oil Holds Near Lows on Trump Trade Barbs, Easing Iran Tensions

Oil held near its lows after President Donald Trump™s threat of new tariffs on China rekindled fears about global demand, while signs of a thawing in U.S.-Iran tensions eased concerns about the threat to shipping lanes in the Middle East. Futures in New York were steady, after dropping 3.3% on Tuesday. Trump reiterated his warnings about additional tariffs at a cabinet meeting Tuesday, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war truce he reached with...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

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