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Gold futures down a third straight session

Gold futures marked a third straight session decline on Wednesday, posting their lowest settlement in more than three weeks. Strength in the U.S. stock market, as well as smaller-than-expected private-sector job losses in May pressured prices for the haven metal. August gold fell by $29.20, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,704.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish for a most-active contract since May 11, according to FactSet data. Source: Marketwatch

Gold marks first gain in 4 sessions on weakness in U.S. dollar and stocks

Gold futures rose on Thursday, with prices posting their first gain in four sessions on the back of weakness in the U.S. stock market and the dollar, as investors digested policy actions by the European Central Bank. Gold for August delivery on Comex tacked on $22.60, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,727.40 an ounce, after trading as high as $1,729. Prices for the most-active contract tumbled 1.7% on Wednesday amid a strong rally in global equities. That decline marked a third straight loss for the...

Gold Under Pressure as Investors Snap Up Stocks, Dulling Demand for Havens

Gold lost ground Wednesday, unable to find traction higher as demand for equities dulls haven-related demand for the precious metal. Gold for August delivery on Comex was down $3.90, or 0.2%, at $1,730.20 an ounce. July silver was up 2 cents, or 0.1%, at $18.280 an ounce. Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for U.S. equities, which have pushed back to early March levels on optimism over efforts to reopen the economy. Gold has failed to find much in the way of traditional haven...

Gold Declines as Investors Assess Recovery, Protests

Gold dropped for a second day as traders assessed the haven™s merits amid a rally in stocks and positive signs from economies reopening, while also focusing on continued civil unrest across the U.S. Businesses are resuming operations worldwide, while manufacturing gauges are painting a more optimistic picture. Activity in China has recovered to 80% to 85% of pre-virus levels, according to Bloomberg Economics. Still, risks to growth remain, including simmering U.S.-China relations...

Gold Rises on Political Frictions, Weaker Dollar

Gold prices gained from last session™s fall on lingering political tensions and a weaker dollar, but were still near their lowest in over a week as equities were set to extend their gains on economic optimism. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,703.67 per ounce, as of 0212 GMT. On Wednesday, it fell 1.7% to reach its lowest since May 27. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,704.90. The European Central Bank is certain to give more stimulus, with the only question being timing ” whether later on...

Australia Faces 'Unprecedented' Economic Hit from Coronavirus: RBA Minutes
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:53 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

Australia is facing an "unprecedented economic contraction due to the coronavirus pandemic, though massive fiscal and monetary stimulus would help cushion the blow, minutes from the country's central bank's last meeting showed on Tuesday.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) had on May 5 left the cash rate at 0.25%, as expected, and recommitted to buying as much government debt as needed to keep three-year bond yields near 0.25%.

The minutes showed board members discussed a range of economic scenarios in their policy deliberations, with the baseline case for gross domestic product to fall by 10% in the first half and 6% for all of 2020.

"An economic contraction of such speed and magnitude would be unprecedented in the 60-year history of Australia™s quarterly national accounts, the RBA said.

"Members noted that the nature of the contraction and the expected recovery was also unprecedented because they were driven by public health measures, rather than induced by economic or financial factors.

Australia has not suffered a technical recession, or two consecutive quarters of contraction, since the early 1990s.

The country has been so far successful in curbing the growth of the coronavirus, helping it gradually re-open its economy although international borders are expected to remain shut for a long time to come.

Despite the earlier than expected reopening of the domestic economy, unemployment was expected to remain elevated through 2021 while inflation was seen undershooting the RBA's 2-3% medium-term target for the next few years.

"Given this outlook, the Board would maintain its efforts to support the economy by keeping funding costs low and credit available to households and businesses, the RBA added.

Source : Reuters

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Gold futures down a third straight session

Gold futures marked a third straight session decline on Wednesday, posting their lowest settlement in more than three weeks. Strength in the U.S. stock market, as well as smaller-than-expected private-sector job losses in May pressured prices for the haven metal. August gold fell by $29.20, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,704.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish for a most-active contract since May 11, according to FactSet data. Source: Marketwatch

Gold marks first gain in 4 sessions on weakness in U.S. dollar and stocks

Gold futures rose on Thursday, with prices posting their first gain in four sessions on the back of weakness in the U.S. stock market and the dollar, as investors digested policy actions by the European Central Bank. Gold for August delivery on Comex tacked on $22.60, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,727.40 an ounce, after trading as high as $1,729. Prices for the most-active contract tumbled 1.7% on Wednesday amid a strong rally in global equities. That decline marked a third straight loss for the...

Gold Under Pressure as Investors Snap Up Stocks, Dulling Demand for Havens

Gold lost ground Wednesday, unable to find traction higher as demand for equities dulls haven-related demand for the precious metal. Gold for August delivery on Comex was down $3.90, or 0.2%, at $1,730.20 an ounce. July silver was up 2 cents, or 0.1%, at $18.280 an ounce. Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for U.S. equities, which have pushed back to early March levels on optimism over efforts to reopen the economy. Gold has failed to find much in the way of traditional haven...

Gold Declines as Investors Assess Recovery, Protests

Gold dropped for a second day as traders assessed the haven™s merits amid a rally in stocks and positive signs from economies reopening, while also focusing on continued civil unrest across the U.S. Businesses are resuming operations worldwide, while manufacturing gauges are painting a more optimistic picture. Activity in China has recovered to 80% to 85% of pre-virus levels, according to Bloomberg Economics. Still, risks to growth remain, including simmering U.S.-China relations...

Gold Rises on Political Frictions, Weaker Dollar

Gold prices gained from last session™s fall on lingering political tensions and a weaker dollar, but were still near their lowest in over a week as equities were set to extend their gains on economic optimism. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,703.67 per ounce, as of 0212 GMT. On Wednesday, it fell 1.7% to reach its lowest since May 27. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,704.90. The European Central Bank is certain to give more stimulus, with the only question being timing ” whether later on...

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