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Gold Bounces Around As Investors Key In On Friday Jobs Report

Gold futures on Friday swung between small gains and losses as investors watched for a report on the labor market in March, which may offer some clues about the state of American jobs even if it doesn™t entirely reveal the extent of the damage of coronavirus business shutdowns. Friday™s nonfarm-payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will indicate how many workers the U.S. economy added last month, with average consensus estimates from economists for ais expected to show...

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Gold prices were subdued on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but they were stuck in a narrow range ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that could provide further clarity on the economic damage from the coronavirus. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,610.46 per ounce by 0923 GMT. The metal has declined nearly 0.5% so far this week after an 8% jump in the previous week. U.S. gold futures dropped 0.6% to $1,627.90 per ounce. Safe-haven gains for the U.S. dollar limited gold™s advance, with the...

U.S. Shed 701,000 Jobs in March in Foretaste of Worse to Come

The U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs in the month to mid-March, the government said in a monthly labor market report that largely predates any impact from the Covid-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy. The figures, normally the most eagerly-awaited data of the month in global financial markets, have already been rendered largely meaningless by the unprecedented spike in jobless claims over the subsequent two weeks. Nearly 10 million Americans “ 6% of a total workforce of 164 million - have filed...

Hong Kong Stocks Head Into Weekend With a Loss (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished Friday with losses, in line with an Asia-wide sell-off, after data showed a massive 6.7 million Americans last week applied for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus shatters the global economy. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.19 percent, or 43.95 points, to 23,236.11. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.60 percent, or 16.65 points, to 2,763.99, and the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.47 percent, or 7.98 points, to...

RBA minutes: Board prepared to ease policy further if needed (AUD lower)
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 07:55 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

The minutes from the RBA Board's 5th November meeting have been released which shows the RBA has an easing bias. AUD/USD is lower on the minutes, down -0.20% at the time of writing.

Bored prepared to ease policy further if needed and case could be made for a rate cut at November meeting.

Decided rates should be held steady "at this meeting".

Board recognised "negative effects" of lower rates on savers and confidence.

Rate cuts could have different impact on confidence than in the past.

Saw case to wait and asses impact of "substantial" stimulus already delivered.

Agreed extended period of low interest rates would be required to meet targets.

AUD at lower end of range of recent times.

Saw "moderate" Australian gdp growth for the September.

Considerable uncertainty over the outlook for household consumption.

Risks from home building sector tilted to downside, could delay recovery.

Liaison showed firms expected steady wages growth, very few saw a pick up.

Risk extended period of low wage growth could lower wage expectations, norms.

Board agreed a lift in wages growth would be a "welcome development".

Risks to global growth forecasts still tilted to downside.

There is some an element of surprise there considering that this is more dovish than what the central bank's Statement on Monetary Policy which went as follows: œThe Board was mindful that rates were already very low and that each further cut brings closer the point at which other policy options come into play.

We had already seen a very lengthy quarterly statement but markets that are already somewhat positioned with the potential of further rate cuts ahead are likely to be cheering such rhetoric as this. Prior to the minutes, "markets were pricing a 20% chance of easing at the Dec RBA meeting, and a terminal rate of 0.50% (RBA cash rate currently at 0.75%)," analysts at Westpac noted.

Technically, AUD/USD has been capped by the vicinity of the 200-day moving average at the start of this month. AUD/USD is respecting the descending trend line resistance at this juncture. To the downside, the 0.6730s guard prospects of a test to the YTD lows in the 0.6660s before the 0.65 handle. On the upside, a break of the 200-DMA opens risk to the 0.7020s which meets the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the 2018 highs to July 2019 lows.

Source : FXstreet

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Gold Bounces Around As Investors Key In On Friday Jobs Report

Gold futures on Friday swung between small gains and losses as investors watched for a report on the labor market in March, which may offer some clues about the state of American jobs even if it doesn™t entirely reveal the extent of the damage of coronavirus business shutdowns. Friday™s nonfarm-payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will indicate how many workers the U.S. economy added last month, with average consensus estimates from economists for ais expected to show...

Gold Ends Higher after U.S. Jobs Report, but Posts a Loss for The Week

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Gold Eases on Firm Dollar, But Holds Tight Range Ahead of US Data

Gold prices were subdued on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but they were stuck in a narrow range ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that could provide further clarity on the economic damage from the coronavirus. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,610.46 per ounce by 0923 GMT. The metal has declined nearly 0.5% so far this week after an 8% jump in the previous week. U.S. gold futures dropped 0.6% to $1,627.90 per ounce. Safe-haven gains for the U.S. dollar limited gold™s advance, with the...

U.S. Shed 701,000 Jobs in March in Foretaste of Worse to Come

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