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Gold Drops 2nd Day on Rising Stocks, Trade Comments

Gold declined for a second day as investors favored riskier assets and weighed President Donald Trump™s comments on trade talks with China. Stocks in Asia gained along with U.S. futures Monday, while Treasury yieldscontinued to recover from multi-year lows reached last week, when an inversion in the yield curve sparked recession worries. Trump said the U.S. is œdoing very well with China, and talking! but suggested he wasn™t ready to sign a trade deal, hours...

Oil Holds Gains After Drone Attack Fails to Disrupt Saudi Output

Crude held gains after a drone attack on oil and gas facilities in Saudi Arabia underscored geopolitical risk in the Middle East and as investors assess signs of progress in trade negotiations with China. Futures on Monday were little changed after climbing 0.7% on Friday. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said oil operations weren™t interrupted after a small fire was extinguished at a natural gas liquids plant at the at the Shaybah field. President Donald Trump said in a...

Gold prices dip as equities gain, dollar strengthens

Gold prices slipped on Monday due to a stronger U.S. dollar and a recovery in equities, as hints of more stimulus from major central banks around the world eased concerns about a recession. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,505.98 per ounce at 07:59 GMT. U.S. gold futures also fell 0.5% to $1,516.80 an ounce. The dollar index, against a basket of six major currencies, hovered near a two-week high reached on Friday, making greenback-denominated gold costlier for investors holding other...

Tokyo Stocks Open Higher Following Wall St Climb

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, tracking rallies on Wall Street with all eyes on key events this week including a major speech by the US Federal Reserve chief. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.90 percent, or 182.81 points, at 20,601.62 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.68 percent, or 10.17 points, to 1,495.46. Source : AFP

Gold slips 1% as equities, US Treasury yields rise

Gold shed 1% on Monday as a recovery in share markets and rising U.S. Treasury yields reduced some of the metal's safe-haven appeal, prompting investors to book profits. Spot gold was down 1.06% at $1,497.85 per ounce. U.S. gold futures slipped 1% to $1,508.1. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields gained on Monday, moving further away from record lows after the closely-watched U.S. yield curve between two- and 10-year bonds inverted for the first time since 2007 on Wednesday. Equity markets around...

RBA releases quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy: Repeating the same dovishness
Friday, 9 August 2019 08:55 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy. This follows a recent hold in interest rates and a brief statement that indicated fairly modest changes compared to May.  "The RBA's œcentral scenario is for the Australian economy to grow by around 2½ per cent over 2019 and 2¾ per cent over 2020. Inflation is expected to take longer to return to target, œa little under 2 per cent over 2020 and a little above 2 per cent over 2021," analysts at Westpac explained.

"The Australian economy has been navigating a period of slow growth, with subdued growth in household income weighing on consumption spending. In contrast, employment growth has been strong. The response of labour supply has been even stronger, taking the participation rate to a record level. Despite the strong employment growth, the unemployment rate has increased to 5.2 per cent, where it has remained for three months. Domestic inflation pressures remain subdued. Housing-related inflation has been particularly soft lately, compounding the ongoing effects of spare capacity in the labour market and the resulting slow growth in labour costs."

Sees Dec 2019 GDP at 2.5%, Dec 2020 at 2.75% and June 2021 at 3.0%. Sees Dec 2019 at 1.5%, Dec 2020 at 1.75%, and Dec 2021 at 2.0%. Board prepared to ease policy if needed, watching labour market closely. Reasonable to expect extended period of low interest rates. Near-term risks to economic growth are more to the downside. RBA sees underlying inflation at 1.5% Dec 2019, 1.75% Dec 2020, 2% for both June 2021 and Dec 2021.

The RBA Monetary Policy Statement released by the Reserve bank of Australia reviews economic and financial conditions, determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth. It is considered as a clear guide to the future RBA interest rate policy. Any changes in this report affect the AUD volatility. If the RBA statement shows a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the AUD, while a dovish outlook is seen as negatvie (or bearish).

Source : FXstreet

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Gold Drops 2nd Day on Rising Stocks, Trade Comments

Gold declined for a second day as investors favored riskier assets and weighed President Donald Trump™s comments on trade talks with China. Stocks in Asia gained along with U.S. futures Monday, while Treasury yieldscontinued to recover from multi-year lows reached last week, when an inversion in the yield curve sparked recession worries. Trump said the U.S. is œdoing very well with China, and talking! but suggested he wasn™t ready to sign a trade deal, hours...

Oil Holds Gains After Drone Attack Fails to Disrupt Saudi Output

Crude held gains after a drone attack on oil and gas facilities in Saudi Arabia underscored geopolitical risk in the Middle East and as investors assess signs of progress in trade negotiations with China. Futures on Monday were little changed after climbing 0.7% on Friday. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said oil operations weren™t interrupted after a small fire was extinguished at a natural gas liquids plant at the at the Shaybah field. President Donald Trump said in a...

Gold prices dip as equities gain, dollar strengthens

Gold prices slipped on Monday due to a stronger U.S. dollar and a recovery in equities, as hints of more stimulus from major central banks around the world eased concerns about a recession. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,505.98 per ounce at 07:59 GMT. U.S. gold futures also fell 0.5% to $1,516.80 an ounce. The dollar index, against a basket of six major currencies, hovered near a two-week high reached on Friday, making greenback-denominated gold costlier for investors holding other...

Tokyo Stocks Open Higher Following Wall St Climb

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, tracking rallies on Wall Street with all eyes on key events this week including a major speech by the US Federal Reserve chief. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.90 percent, or 182.81 points, at 20,601.62 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.68 percent, or 10.17 points, to 1,495.46. Source : AFP

Gold slips 1% as equities, US Treasury yields rise

Gold shed 1% on Monday as a recovery in share markets and rising U.S. Treasury yields reduced some of the metal's safe-haven appeal, prompting investors to book profits. Spot gold was down 1.06% at $1,497.85 per ounce. U.S. gold futures slipped 1% to $1,508.1. Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields gained on Monday, moving further away from record lows after the closely-watched U.S. yield curve between two- and 10-year bonds inverted for the first time since 2007 on Wednesday. Equity markets around...

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