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Gold prices settle slightly higher Thursday

Gold prices notched a slight gain Thursday as investors focused on intensifying friction between the U.S. and China. Continued concerns about negative interest rates and a jump in flows in exchange-traded funds focused on gold also helped to push bullion higher. August gold ended $1.50, or 0.1%, higher at $1,728.30 an ounce. However, that finish was well off the intraday peak for bullion at $1,743.70 an ounce. Source: Marketwatch

Gold Rises Friday and Set for Weekly Gain as Investors Await President Trump Statement on China

Gold futures headed higher for a second session Friday, putting gold prices on track for a modest weekly gain amid focus on U.S.-China tensions and global monetary stimulus measures. President Donald Trump said that he was preparing to hold a Friday news conference on China but hasn't set a specific time. His planned remarks would come after the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. governments issued a joint statement Thursday reiterating their "deep concern regarding Beijing's decision to...

Gold Edges Up On U.S.-China Tensions; Set For Second Monthly Gain

Gold inched up on Friday and was on track for its second monthly gain as deteriorating U.S.-China ties in a world reeling from the coronavirus pandemic rattled investors and fueled demand for the safe-haven metal. Spot gold was up 0.1% at $1,719.47 per ounce by 0342 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,717.60. However, the metal was down for the week, having dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday as easing lockdown measures around the world boosted hopes of an economic recovery. Source :...

Dollar In Narrow Range As Focus Shifts To Trump China Response

The dollar was hemmed into a narrow trading range on Friday as traders™ focus shifted to U.S. President Donald Trump™s response to China™s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong. The yuan pulled away from a record low in offshore trade, but investors remain nervous ahead of Trump™s announcement later on Friday of policy moves that could ignite a diplomatic row between Washington and Beijing. The greenback was on course for a weekly loss against major currencies as progress...

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...

Powell speech: Weak inflation could be even more persistent than Fed currently anticipates
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:00 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Fiskal & Moneter

In his prepared statement to be delivered at his semi-annual testimony to the Congress, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, reiterated that the Fed will act 'as appropriate' to sustain the U.S. economic growth.

With the initial reaction to Powell's statement, the US Dollar Index turned south and was last down 0.25% on the day at 97.25. Below are some key quotes, per Reuters.

"It appears trade uncertainties and concerns about global economy continue to weigh on u.S. Economic outlook -prepared testimony."

"Baseline outlook is for U.S. economic growth to remain solid, labor markets to stay strong and inflation to move back up to central bank's 2% target."

"There is a risk weak inflation will be even more persistent than Fed currently anticipates."

"U.S. economic growth appears to have moderated in Q2; economic momentum appears to have slowed in some major foreign economies in recent months."

"Business investment growth seems to have slowed notably; may reflect concerns about trade tensions and slower global growth."

"Consumer spending growth was weak in first quarter but data show it has bounced back and is running at a solid pace."

"Economy's long-term challenges include high and rising federal debt and relative stagnation of middle and lower incomes."

Source : FXstreet

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Gold prices settle slightly higher Thursday

Gold prices notched a slight gain Thursday as investors focused on intensifying friction between the U.S. and China. Continued concerns about negative interest rates and a jump in flows in exchange-traded funds focused on gold also helped to push bullion higher. August gold ended $1.50, or 0.1%, higher at $1,728.30 an ounce. However, that finish was well off the intraday peak for bullion at $1,743.70 an ounce. Source: Marketwatch

Gold Rises Friday and Set for Weekly Gain as Investors Await President Trump Statement on China

Gold futures headed higher for a second session Friday, putting gold prices on track for a modest weekly gain amid focus on U.S.-China tensions and global monetary stimulus measures. President Donald Trump said that he was preparing to hold a Friday news conference on China but hasn't set a specific time. His planned remarks would come after the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. governments issued a joint statement Thursday reiterating their "deep concern regarding Beijing's decision to...

Gold Edges Up On U.S.-China Tensions; Set For Second Monthly Gain

Gold inched up on Friday and was on track for its second monthly gain as deteriorating U.S.-China ties in a world reeling from the coronavirus pandemic rattled investors and fueled demand for the safe-haven metal. Spot gold was up 0.1% at $1,719.47 per ounce by 0342 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,717.60. However, the metal was down for the week, having dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday as easing lockdown measures around the world boosted hopes of an economic recovery. Source :...

Dollar In Narrow Range As Focus Shifts To Trump China Response

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