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Gold ends higher, recoups some recent losses as bond yields slide

Gold futures climbed on Tuesday, with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields helping the haven metal recoup more than a third of what it lost a day earlier, when a rally in the U.S. stock market prompted some settling in bullion. Gold for December delivery rose $4.10, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,515.70 an ounce, after the commodity gave up $12, or 0.8%, Monday. September silver picked up 20.8 cents, or 1.2%, to $17.148 an ounce, following a 1.1% loss a day earlier. Precious metals gained some altitude...

Dollar Near Three-Week High as Thaw In Risk Aversion Lifts Yields

The dollar held near a three-week high on Tuesday, as expectations global economies would unleash fresh stimulus and an improvement in appetite for riskier assets lifted yields on U.S. government bonds. Yields on benchmark U.S. Treasuries pulled away from three-year lows as investors tip-toed back into riskier assets, lured by hopes for stimulus in major economies such as Germany and China, which eased more recent global recession fears. Investor focus on Tuesday will shift to the first...

Gold ends flat, then moves lower in electronic trade after Fed minutes

Gold prices finished unchanged on Wednesday, after spending much of the session losing ground on the back of strength in benchmark U.S. stock indexes. After future prices settled, minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting showed that Federal Reserve officials shied away from saying how many more easing steps they might be willing to support this year. In electronic trading, gold for December delivery was at $1,514.30 an ounce shortly after the meeting minutes. The...

Gold reclaims $1,500 mark as focus turns to Fed

Gold prices recovered to over $1,500 an ounce on Tuesday, following the previous session's steep fall, as focus turned to U.S. Federal Reserve policy statements and growth concerns. Spot gold was up 0.4% to $1,501.50 per ounce by 09:27 GMT, after falling to a near one-week low of $1,492.10 on Monday. U.S. gold futures gained 0.1% to $1,513.40. Equity markets around the world gained as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered fears of a global recession. The shift in sentiment for...

Gold Firms Below $1,500 After Slide

Gold prices held steady on Tuesday after posting their biggest daily decline in a month in the previous session, plummeting below a key psychological level of $1,500 an ounce. Spot gold edged up 0.1% at $1,496.80 per ounce at 00:50 GMT. On Monday, gold skidded 1.2% to reach $1,495 an ounce, below the key level of $1,500. This marked its biggest daily decline since July 19. Source : Reuters

RBA Monitoring Job Market Closely, to Adjust Rates If Needed
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:53 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBAEkonomi Australia

Australia's central bank is focused on the jobs market and said it will adjust policy if needed to support economic growth and keep inflation on track to return to target.

In minutes of its July 2 meeting, when it cut interest rates for a second month to a record-low 1%, the Reserve Bank noted wages growth remained low overall and œspare capacity was likely to remain in the labor market for some time.

The easing would œpromote stronger overall economic conditions, it said Tuesday. œThe extent of spare capacity in the economy, and the likely pace at which it would be absorbed, meant that a decline in interest rates was unlikely to encourage and unwelcome material pick-up in borrowing by households. 

Governor Philip Lowe executed the first back-to-back rate cuts in seven years in June-July, citing the bank's estimate that unemployment could fall to about 4.5% before triggering faster inflation. He had kept the cash rate on hold for almost three years prior in an effort to deflate a property bubble and discourage heavily-indebted households taking on more leverage.

While the RBA has conceded rate cuts at this level show diminishing returns, it expects the two reductions to lower the currency's level and free up cash for consumers and firms. Yet the former is in increasing doubt as major central banks from Washington to Tokyo to Brussels are also now easing, and not everyone can have a weaker exchange rate.

Board members noted œthe significant change in the expected path of monetary policy around the world, particularly in the U.S., the minutes said.

While the RBA is looking to push down unemployment from the current 5.2% level, it also acknowledged that forward-looking indicators suggest employment growth œwould moderate over coming months. While Australia has enjoyed a jobs boom in the past two years, it has been absorbed by a higher participation rate rather than a lower unemployment rate.

The RBA noted the jobless rates in major advanced economies were at œhistorically low levels and yet this had failed to translate into faster inflation, as Australia is also finding.

The bank reiterated in its concluding paragraph: œthe board would continue to monitor developments in the labor market closely and adjust monetary policy if needed to support sustainable growth in the economy and the achievement of the inflation target over time.

Growth slowed in recent quarters under as households reined in spending in response to falling property prices. These have begun to stabilize and the RBA's bullish case is that a combination of this, interest-rate and tax cuts, infrastructure expansion and renewed resource investment will revive the economy.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold ends higher, recoups some recent losses as bond yields slide

Gold futures climbed on Tuesday, with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields helping the haven metal recoup more than a third of what it lost a day earlier, when a rally in the U.S. stock market prompted some settling in bullion. Gold for December delivery rose $4.10, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,515.70 an ounce, after the commodity gave up $12, or 0.8%, Monday. September silver picked up 20.8 cents, or 1.2%, to $17.148 an ounce, following a 1.1% loss a day earlier. Precious metals gained some altitude...

Dollar Near Three-Week High as Thaw In Risk Aversion Lifts Yields

The dollar held near a three-week high on Tuesday, as expectations global economies would unleash fresh stimulus and an improvement in appetite for riskier assets lifted yields on U.S. government bonds. Yields on benchmark U.S. Treasuries pulled away from three-year lows as investors tip-toed back into riskier assets, lured by hopes for stimulus in major economies such as Germany and China, which eased more recent global recession fears. Investor focus on Tuesday will shift to the first...

Gold ends flat, then moves lower in electronic trade after Fed minutes

Gold prices finished unchanged on Wednesday, after spending much of the session losing ground on the back of strength in benchmark U.S. stock indexes. After future prices settled, minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting showed that Federal Reserve officials shied away from saying how many more easing steps they might be willing to support this year. In electronic trading, gold for December delivery was at $1,514.30 an ounce shortly after the meeting minutes. The...

Gold reclaims $1,500 mark as focus turns to Fed

Gold prices recovered to over $1,500 an ounce on Tuesday, following the previous session's steep fall, as focus turned to U.S. Federal Reserve policy statements and growth concerns. Spot gold was up 0.4% to $1,501.50 per ounce by 09:27 GMT, after falling to a near one-week low of $1,492.10 on Monday. U.S. gold futures gained 0.1% to $1,513.40. Equity markets around the world gained as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered fears of a global recession. The shift in sentiment for...

Gold Firms Below $1,500 After Slide

Gold prices held steady on Tuesday after posting their biggest daily decline in a month in the previous session, plummeting below a key psychological level of $1,500 an ounce. Spot gold edged up 0.1% at $1,496.80 per ounce at 00:50 GMT. On Monday, gold skidded 1.2% to reach $1,495 an ounce, below the key level of $1,500. This marked its biggest daily decline since July 19. Source : Reuters

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