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Gold ends sharply higher, then holds gains after Fed meeting minutes

Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar weakened, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index trading near the session's lows as gold trading settled. December gold was at $1,292 an ounce, after settling with a gain of $10.50, or 0.8%, at $1,292.20 an ounce. Prices for the metal then held ground near their settlement level after minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee™s meeting earlier this month showed the central bank viewed a near-term increase in...

Dollar falls to 4-week low as Fed minutes cast doubt on 2018 rate hikes

The U.S. dollar fell to a four-week low against its major rivals on Wednesday, pummeled by mixed data and a mixed message from the minutes of the Federal Reserve™s last policy meeting. The minutes confirmed that a near-term interest rate increase was all but assured, but showed doubt over persistently low U.S. inflation grew, casting doubt on the pace of rate increases in 2018. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.8% at 93.242. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index also slipped 0.8% to...

This Is Gold's Best Chance To Break $1,300 - Saxo Bank

Gold traders need to be patient as the market remains stuck in a narrow trading range, according to one commodity analyst who sees growing potential for higher prices by the end of the year. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, said that a flatter yield curve -- as the spread between two-year and 10-year bond yields has narrowed to the lowest point in 10 years -- and a struggling U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen are two positive signs for the gold market. œI am watching...

Gold Holds Gain as Dollar Drops on Inflation Concerns

Gold holds advance as dollar weakens after minutes from latest Federal Reserve meeting show that some officials expressed concerns over low inflation, hinting at divisions over future path of U.S. monetary policy. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.1% to $1,290.64/oz at 9:21am in Singapore, after +0.9% Wednesday: Bloomberg generic pricing. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index flat after -0.7% Wednesday to lowest close in six weeks. S&P 500 Index closed slightly below...

Gold Snaps Two-Day Gain as Market Weighs Rate Outlook

Gold snaps 2-day gain as traders weighed minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting and as U.S. markets close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.4% to $1,287.64/oz in London. Prices +1.2% in previous 2 days. In other precious metals, Silver -0.3% to $17.0971/oz, Platinum -0.4% to $934.81/oz and Palladium -0.2% to $1,004.35/oz. Source : Bloomberg

US Family Incomes Up, Poverty Down
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:30 WIB | GLOBAL |AmerikaEkonomi ASWarga AS,

In the United States, family incomes are up, the poverty rate is down, and the number of people covered by health insurance has improved.

Experts at the Census Bureau published the data Tuesday, and it shows the median household income rose 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, hitting $59,039. That is the second gain in two years. The "median" means half the population earns more, half earns less.

The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent, meaning two and a half million fewer people below the official poverty rate. While that is an improvement, it still leaves 40.6 million Americans in poverty.

Government experts define poverty as an income under $24,563 for a family of four.

The gap between the earnings of women and men narrowed slightly in 2016, with women now earning just more than 80 cents for every dollar men earn.

Among the many ethnic groups in the United States, Asians have the highest median family incomes, little changed from prior years ($81,431). Incomes rose a bit for non-Hispanic white ($65,041), Hispanic ($47,675), and black families ($39,490), but were lower than their Asian neighbors.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell three tenths of a percent to 8.8 percent. The slight improvement still leaves 28.1 million people without coverage.

 

Source: VOA news

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold ends sharply higher, then holds gains after Fed meeting minutes

Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar weakened, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index trading near the session's lows as gold trading settled. December gold was at $1,292 an ounce, after settling with a gain of $10.50, or 0.8%, at $1,292.20 an ounce. Prices for the metal then held ground near their settlement level after minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee™s meeting earlier this month showed the central bank viewed a near-term increase in...

Dollar falls to 4-week low as Fed minutes cast doubt on 2018 rate hikes

The U.S. dollar fell to a four-week low against its major rivals on Wednesday, pummeled by mixed data and a mixed message from the minutes of the Federal Reserve™s last policy meeting. The minutes confirmed that a near-term interest rate increase was all but assured, but showed doubt over persistently low U.S. inflation grew, casting doubt on the pace of rate increases in 2018. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.8% at 93.242. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index also slipped 0.8% to...

This Is Gold's Best Chance To Break $1,300 - Saxo Bank

Gold traders need to be patient as the market remains stuck in a narrow trading range, according to one commodity analyst who sees growing potential for higher prices by the end of the year. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, said that a flatter yield curve -- as the spread between two-year and 10-year bond yields has narrowed to the lowest point in 10 years -- and a struggling U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen are two positive signs for the gold market. œI am watching...

Gold Holds Gain as Dollar Drops on Inflation Concerns

Gold holds advance as dollar weakens after minutes from latest Federal Reserve meeting show that some officials expressed concerns over low inflation, hinting at divisions over future path of U.S. monetary policy. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.1% to $1,290.64/oz at 9:21am in Singapore, after +0.9% Wednesday: Bloomberg generic pricing. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index flat after -0.7% Wednesday to lowest close in six weeks. S&P 500 Index closed slightly below...

Gold Snaps Two-Day Gain as Market Weighs Rate Outlook

Gold snaps 2-day gain as traders weighed minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting and as U.S. markets close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.4% to $1,287.64/oz in London. Prices +1.2% in previous 2 days. In other precious metals, Silver -0.3% to $17.0971/oz, Platinum -0.4% to $934.81/oz and Palladium -0.2% to $1,004.35/oz. Source : Bloomberg

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