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Gold falls 1% as risk appetite firms on recovery optimism

Gold fell over 1% on Tuesday as major economies further eased coronavirus-linked restrictions, fuelling hopes for economic recovery and bolstering risk appetite. Spot gold slipped 1.1% to $1,710.95 per ounce, having earlier hit a low since May 13 at $1,708.47. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.7% at $1,705.60. U.S. stocks surged as investors grew optimistic about business restarts and a potential coronavirus vaccine. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 1.3% to $1,966.43 per ounce, platinum fell...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Gold eases as equities rally; Hong Kong woes limit losses

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as hopes of economic recovery lifted share markets with many countries easing coronavirus-driven lockdowns, although Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong limited bullion's losses. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,724.74 per ounce by 09:06 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,725.10. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 0.9% to $1,973.32 per ounce and platinum fell 0.6% to $833.17, while silver jumped 1% to $17.37. Source : Reuters

Gold Ticks Up On China-U.S. Tensions Over Hong Kong

Gold ticked higher on Tuesday as brewing Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong lifted demand for the safe-haven metal, though easing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions supported equities and capped bullion™s gains. Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,732.38 per ounce by 0241 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% to $1,733.50. China™s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong and the city™s security chief defended proposed security laws by describing some acts in mass pro-democracy protests last...

Fed Saw July Rate Cut as Insurance for Growth and Inflation
Thursday, 22 August 2019 01:24 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Federal ReserveThe FedEkonomi AS

Federal Reserve officials viewed their interest-rate cut last month as insurance against too-low inflation and the risk of a deeper slump in business investment stemming from uncertainty over President Donald Trump™s trade war.

œMembers who voted for the policy action sought to better position the overall stance of policy to help counter the effects on the outlook of weak global growth and trade policy uncertainty, insure against any further downside risks from those sources, and promote a faster return of inflation to the 2% target, according to minutes of the July 30-31 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, released Wednesday in Washington.

The Fed cut rates for the first time since 2008, a move Chairman Jerome Powell called a œmid-cycle adjustment. The minutes described the quarter-point cut as part of an œongoing reassessment of the policy path that began in late 2018.

 œMembers generally agreed that it was important to maintain optionality in setting the future target range for the federal funds rate, the minutes said, indicating the committee didn™t view the cut as part of an extended cycle of reductions.

The Fed went out of its way to highlight the reasons for the cut in three bullet points, citing signs of economic deceleration, risk management concerns and too low inflation. The minutes said participants noted that œtrade uncertainty would remain a persistent headwind for the outlook.

FOMC participants said they still viewed a sustained U.S. economic expansion, strong labor markets and inflation near the target œas the most likely outcomes.

The minutes began with a lengthy discussion of the Fed™s policy strategy review, which indicated that officials aren™t ruling out any options, including an expansion of their policy toolkit.

Since the last meeting, the dollar has strengthened as the global economic outlook dimmed, raising the prospect for rate cuts abroad. Yields on U.S. 10-year Treasury notes have plunged toward record lows. Investors expect as many as three more quarter-point rate cuts this year to offset increasing downside risks, including a move next month.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold falls 1% as risk appetite firms on recovery optimism

Gold fell over 1% on Tuesday as major economies further eased coronavirus-linked restrictions, fuelling hopes for economic recovery and bolstering risk appetite. Spot gold slipped 1.1% to $1,710.95 per ounce, having earlier hit a low since May 13 at $1,708.47. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.7% at $1,705.60. U.S. stocks surged as investors grew optimistic about business restarts and a potential coronavirus vaccine. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 1.3% to $1,966.43 per ounce, platinum fell...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Gold eases as equities rally; Hong Kong woes limit losses

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as hopes of economic recovery lifted share markets with many countries easing coronavirus-driven lockdowns, although Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong limited bullion's losses. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,724.74 per ounce by 09:06 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,725.10. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 0.9% to $1,973.32 per ounce and platinum fell 0.6% to $833.17, while silver jumped 1% to $17.37. Source : Reuters

Gold Ticks Up On China-U.S. Tensions Over Hong Kong

Gold ticked higher on Tuesday as brewing Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong lifted demand for the safe-haven metal, though easing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions supported equities and capped bullion™s gains. Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,732.38 per ounce by 0241 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% to $1,733.50. China™s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong and the city™s security chief defended proposed security laws by describing some acts in mass pro-democracy protests last...

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