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Gold falls to three-month low as demand for haven assets wanes

Gold futures settled firmly lower Monday, driving the yellow metal to the weakest level level in about three months. December gold concluded the session off $5.80, or 0.4%, at $1,457.10, marking the lowest finish for the most-active contract since early August, according to Dow Jones Market Data. A recent resurgence in equity markets, notably the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index have sapped demand for gold and assets perceived as havens, including Treasurys. Indeed,...

Gold prices dip on upbeat appetite for riskier assets

Gold slipped on Tuesday to its lowest in more than three months on increased appetite for riskier assets, while U.S. President Donald Trump failed to provide any information on the trade deal with China in his speech. Spot gold slipped 0.1% to $1,453.70 per ounce, having touched its lowest since Aug. 5 earlier. U.S. gold futures settled down 0.2% at $1,453.70 per ounce. Among other precious metal, palladium gained 0.8% to $1,700.60 per ounce, having touched a one-month low in the previous...

Gold Rebounds Amid Hong Kong Unrest; Palladium Drops

Gold advanced after its biggest weekly drop in three years as investors weigh the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks and escalating unrest in Hong Kong. Palladium fell to a one-month low. President Donald Trump said Saturday trade talks with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do. Citywide protests in Hong Kong that saw a demonstrator shot helped support demand for haven assets after last week™s...

U.S. Oil Prices Sink 0.7% Amid Worries of China Trade Progress

Oil futures settled lower Monday as recent developments in Sino-American trade negotiations reignited some fears about demand for energy assets in the face of a prolonged tariff scuffle. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery, the U.S. benchmark, fell 38 cents, or 0.7%, to end at $56.86 a barrel. President Donald Trump on Saturday said negotiations between China and the U.S. toward a partial trade deal, referred to as phase one, were going "very nicely" but he said recent...

U.S. Dollar Falls Amid Trade Uncertainty, Hong Kong Unrest

The U.S. dollar was lower on Monday as investors remained cautious after U.S. President Donald Trump denied he would roll back tariffs on Chinese goods. Hope of a trade deal diminished after Trump said on Friday that he had not agreed to end tariffs on Chinese goods as part of a trade deal, as was claimed by the Chinese Commerce Ministry earlier last week. Talks were moving slower than he would like, and he would only make a deal if it was best for America, Trump added on Saturday. The...

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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Gold falls to three-month low as demand for haven assets wanes

Gold futures settled firmly lower Monday, driving the yellow metal to the weakest level level in about three months. December gold concluded the session off $5.80, or 0.4%, at $1,457.10, marking the lowest finish for the most-active contract since early August, according to Dow Jones Market Data. A recent resurgence in equity markets, notably the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index have sapped demand for gold and assets perceived as havens, including Treasurys. Indeed,...

Gold prices dip on upbeat appetite for riskier assets

Gold slipped on Tuesday to its lowest in more than three months on increased appetite for riskier assets, while U.S. President Donald Trump failed to provide any information on the trade deal with China in his speech. Spot gold slipped 0.1% to $1,453.70 per ounce, having touched its lowest since Aug. 5 earlier. U.S. gold futures settled down 0.2% at $1,453.70 per ounce. Among other precious metal, palladium gained 0.8% to $1,700.60 per ounce, having touched a one-month low in the previous...

Gold Rebounds Amid Hong Kong Unrest; Palladium Drops

Gold advanced after its biggest weekly drop in three years as investors weigh the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks and escalating unrest in Hong Kong. Palladium fell to a one-month low. President Donald Trump said Saturday trade talks with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do. Citywide protests in Hong Kong that saw a demonstrator shot helped support demand for haven assets after last week™s...

U.S. Oil Prices Sink 0.7% Amid Worries of China Trade Progress

Oil futures settled lower Monday as recent developments in Sino-American trade negotiations reignited some fears about demand for energy assets in the face of a prolonged tariff scuffle. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery, the U.S. benchmark, fell 38 cents, or 0.7%, to end at $56.86 a barrel. President Donald Trump on Saturday said negotiations between China and the U.S. toward a partial trade deal, referred to as phase one, were going "very nicely" but he said recent...

U.S. Dollar Falls Amid Trade Uncertainty, Hong Kong Unrest

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