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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

Gold futures give back most of their gain from a day earlier

Gold futures fell nearly 2% on Tuesday, with prices giving back nearly all of what they gained a day earlier. "While economic growth concerns surrounding the coronavirus were the most recent impetus supporting gold prices, there is very little reason for gold prices to move significantly lower given the current global environment," said Jeff Klearman, portfolio manager at GraniteShares. "Gold prices have benefited from three main factors, including heightened investor appetite for safe haven...

U.S. oil prices settle down nearly 4% as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Oil futures settled lower on Monday, with U.S. prices losing almost 4% as the market continued to fret over the impact of coronavirus on energy demand. "It could be a bloodbath for oil in the short-term as the risks of a global pandemic will cripple travel and trade," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, in a market update. He said U.S. benchmark crude futures may trade in the mid-$40s by the end of the week "if the number of cases continue to spread across Europe and the Middle...

Gold Drops From 7-Year High as Equity Sell-Off Eases

Gold retreated from the highest level since 2013 as a sell-off in global stocks eased in Asia Tuesday, while authorities around the world moved to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Spot gold as much as -1% to $1,642.93/oz, before paring declines to $1,655.72 at 10:24am in Singapore. Metal as much as +2.8% to $1,689.31 on Monday, highest level since 2013. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index -0.1% Other precious metals: Silver -0.2% to $18.6048/oz, Platinum +0.2% to...

Oil falls 3% to settle under $50 for first time in 2 weeks

Oil fell below $55 a barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand outweighed OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses. Crude fell almost 4% on Monday, with other commodities also reporting losses while U.S. and European equities suffered their steepest declines since mid-2016 on concern the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic. Brent crude fell $1.48 to trade at $54.86 per barrel. U.S. West Texas...

Fed's Powell says risks to the U.S. economy remain, particularly from the coronavirus
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:04 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |TestimoniFederal Reserve

Some of the forces that held down U.S. economic growth last year have eased, but risks to the outlook remain, particularly from the coronavirus, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

œWe are closely monitoring the emergence of the coronavirus, which could lead to disruptions in China that spill over to the rest of the global economy, Powell said, in testimony prepared for a House Financial Services Committee hearing later Tuesday.

The Fed™s report to Congress on monetary policy noted fragility in China™s corporate and financial sector that could leave it vulnerable to an adverse shock.

Earlier Tuesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, said coronavirus is œa grave threat for the rest of the world amid some signs the rate of infection may be slowing.

Although the semi-annual hearing on Fed monetary policy doesn't start until 10 a.m., the House panel decided to release the Fed chairman™s testimony a few hours early.

Worried about the health of the economy, the U.S. central bank cut interest rates by a quarter point at three successive meetings last fall, bringing its benchmark rate down to a range of 1.5%-1.75%.

These fears have eased somewhat. Over the past two policy meetings in December and January, Fed officials have left the key policy rate unchanged.

Powell said the Fed was able to hold policy steady over the past 12 weeks because some uncertainties surrounding trade had diminished recently and there were some signs that global growth œmay be stabilizing.

Fed officials believe the current accommodative stance of policy is appropriate to support growth and push inflation up to the central bank™s 2% target, Powell said.

If incoming data back up this belief, the current stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate, Powell said.

Source : MarketWatch

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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

Gold futures give back most of their gain from a day earlier

Gold futures fell nearly 2% on Tuesday, with prices giving back nearly all of what they gained a day earlier. "While economic growth concerns surrounding the coronavirus were the most recent impetus supporting gold prices, there is very little reason for gold prices to move significantly lower given the current global environment," said Jeff Klearman, portfolio manager at GraniteShares. "Gold prices have benefited from three main factors, including heightened investor appetite for safe haven...

U.S. oil prices settle down nearly 4% as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Oil futures settled lower on Monday, with U.S. prices losing almost 4% as the market continued to fret over the impact of coronavirus on energy demand. "It could be a bloodbath for oil in the short-term as the risks of a global pandemic will cripple travel and trade," said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, in a market update. He said U.S. benchmark crude futures may trade in the mid-$40s by the end of the week "if the number of cases continue to spread across Europe and the Middle...

Gold Drops From 7-Year High as Equity Sell-Off Eases

Gold retreated from the highest level since 2013 as a sell-off in global stocks eased in Asia Tuesday, while authorities around the world moved to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Spot gold as much as -1% to $1,642.93/oz, before paring declines to $1,655.72 at 10:24am in Singapore. Metal as much as +2.8% to $1,689.31 on Monday, highest level since 2013. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index -0.1% Other precious metals: Silver -0.2% to $18.6048/oz, Platinum +0.2% to...

Oil falls 3% to settle under $50 for first time in 2 weeks

Oil fell below $55 a barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand outweighed OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses. Crude fell almost 4% on Monday, with other commodities also reporting losses while U.S. and European equities suffered their steepest declines since mid-2016 on concern the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic. Brent crude fell $1.48 to trade at $54.86 per barrel. U.S. West Texas...

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