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Gold futures climb by nearly 2% to highest finish since Feb. 2013

Gold futures rose nearly 2% on Monday to mark their highest finish since February 2013. Concerns surrounding COVID-19 and expectations for further monetary easing among global central banks in response to the virus's economic impact continued to provide support for haven gold, analysts said. April gold rose $27.80, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,676.60 an ounce. Source : MarketWatch

Oil prices fall 2% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads outside China

Oil prices tumbled more than 2% on Monday as investors worried about a hit to demand from the coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading rapidly outside China. Brent crude fell by $1.50 or 2.5% to $57.00 a barrel by 2332 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell by $1.26 or 2.3% to $52.12. Concerns about the coronavirus grew on Sunday after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. South Korea's government put the country on high alert after the number of infections surged to over 600 with...

Gold Prices Expected To Maintain Upward Momentum

Gold has enormous upward momentum at the moment, and that left participants in the weekly Kitco gold survey overwhelmingly expecting prices to keep rising this week due to the combination of  chart-based momentum and ongoing worries about the coronavirus outbreak. The metal soared to a seven-year high on last Friday, fueled by the continued spread of the virus around the world and prompting worries this will dent economic growth. Some observers also cited expectations for continuing soft...

Gold Jumps Over 2% as Virus Spread Spurs Safe-Haven Demand

Gold prices climbed more than 2% on Monday to their highest since February 2013, as a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries outside China heightened worries about a hit to global economic growth, prompting a flight to safe havens. Spot gold was up 1.1% at $1,661.86 per ounce by 0304 GMT, after climbing to $1,678.58 earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures rose 1% to 1,664.60. Global equities extended losses as concerns about the spread of the virus beyond China grew with sharp...

Gold price rally has revived demand for call options, risk reversals show

Gold's recent rally has bolstered bullish expectations and revived demand for call options, which gives the holder a right but not the obligation to buy the yellow metal at an agreed price on or before a particular date. The yellow metal broke out of a contracting triangle last week, resuming the rally from November lows near $1,475 and rose to a seven-year high of $1,681 in the early Asian session on Monday. At press time, gold is trading at $1,660 per Oz, representing a 6.27% gain on the...

BOJ keeps policy steady, signals chance of easing in October
Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:47 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Bank of JapanBOJMonetary

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but said it would re-examine economic and price developments more thoroughly at its next policy meeting, signalling the chance of expanding stimulus as early as October.

As expected, the BOJ maintained its short-term interest rate target at -0.1% and a pledge to guide 10-year government bond yields under a policy dubbed yield curve control (YCC).

Announcing its decision, the central bank said in a statement that it was becoming necessary to pay œcloser attention to the chance that the economy will lose sufficient momentum to achieve the BOJ™s 2% inflation target.

œTaking this situation into account, the BOJ will re-examine economic and price developments at its next policy meeting when it reviews its long-term growth and price forecasts, it said.

The BOJ's announcement came hours after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to sustain a record-long economic expansion and insure against risks such as weak global growth and resurgent trade tensions.

The decision to maintain its interest rate targets was made by a 7-2 vote, with board members Goushi Kataoka and Yutaka Harada dissenting.

BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. (06:30 GMT) to explain the bank's policy decision.

Source : Reuters

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Gold futures climb by nearly 2% to highest finish since Feb. 2013

Gold futures rose nearly 2% on Monday to mark their highest finish since February 2013. Concerns surrounding COVID-19 and expectations for further monetary easing among global central banks in response to the virus's economic impact continued to provide support for haven gold, analysts said. April gold rose $27.80, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,676.60 an ounce. Source : MarketWatch

Oil prices fall 2% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads outside China

Oil prices tumbled more than 2% on Monday as investors worried about a hit to demand from the coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading rapidly outside China. Brent crude fell by $1.50 or 2.5% to $57.00 a barrel by 2332 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell by $1.26 or 2.3% to $52.12. Concerns about the coronavirus grew on Sunday after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. South Korea's government put the country on high alert after the number of infections surged to over 600 with...

Gold Prices Expected To Maintain Upward Momentum

Gold has enormous upward momentum at the moment, and that left participants in the weekly Kitco gold survey overwhelmingly expecting prices to keep rising this week due to the combination of  chart-based momentum and ongoing worries about the coronavirus outbreak. The metal soared to a seven-year high on last Friday, fueled by the continued spread of the virus around the world and prompting worries this will dent economic growth. Some observers also cited expectations for continuing soft...

Gold Jumps Over 2% as Virus Spread Spurs Safe-Haven Demand

Gold prices climbed more than 2% on Monday to their highest since February 2013, as a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries outside China heightened worries about a hit to global economic growth, prompting a flight to safe havens. Spot gold was up 1.1% at $1,661.86 per ounce by 0304 GMT, after climbing to $1,678.58 earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures rose 1% to 1,664.60. Global equities extended losses as concerns about the spread of the virus beyond China grew with sharp...

Gold price rally has revived demand for call options, risk reversals show

Gold's recent rally has bolstered bullish expectations and revived demand for call options, which gives the holder a right but not the obligation to buy the yellow metal at an agreed price on or before a particular date. The yellow metal broke out of a contracting triangle last week, resuming the rally from November lows near $1,475 and rose to a seven-year high of $1,681 in the early Asian session on Monday. At press time, gold is trading at $1,660 per Oz, representing a 6.27% gain on the...

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