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Gold Futures Finish Lower after Brief Climb Above $1,700

Gold futures finished lower on Tuesday, easing back after briefly climbing above $1,700 an ounce for the first time since late 2012. There was a "follow through short-squeeze" in gold prices early Tuesday following Monday's sharp gain, but that morning squeeze gave way to retracement "as gold became overbought on a near-term basis," said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research. June gold fell by $10.20, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,683.70 an ounce after trading as high as $1,742.60. It...

Gold Prices Settle Slightly Higher, Then See Volatile Trade after Fed Meeting Minutes

Gold prices settled with a modest gain on Wednesday, then saw volatile moves in electronic trading, edging lower, then higher, following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's March 3 and March 15 meetings. The meeting minutes showed that Fed officials were concerned that, under a worse-case scenario, an economic recovery wouldn't take hold until next year. June gold was at $1,686.40 an ounce in electronic trading, following a settlement at $1,684.30, up 60 cents, or 0.04%, for...

Gold eases on firmer dollar, coronavirus slowdown signs

Gold prices eased on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar firmed, while signs of a slowdown in the new coronavirus cases in major hot spots hurt the metal's safe-haven appeal and pushed it further away from a near one-month high hit in the previous session. Spot gold slipped 0.2% to $1,644.99 per ounce by 00:49 GMT, having risen to its highest since March 10 on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures eased 0.7% to $1,671.30. The dollar was up 0.2% against key rivals, making gold costlier for investors holding...

Gold ticks higher as coronavirus worries deepen, Fed minutes eyed

Gold edged higher on Wednesday as the rising coronavirus death toll hammered risk sentiment, while investors await the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve™s policy meeting minutes for clues on further stimulus measures. Spot gold ticked up 0.1% to $1,684.7 per ounce, after climbing to its highest since March 10 on Tuesday, at $1,671.40. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,647.43 per ounce. Elsewhere, palladium climbed 0.7% to $2,191.31 an ounce, while platinum gained 0.6% to $738.15. Silver...

Gold inches up on weak dollar, pandemic peaking hopes cap gains

Gold prices rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a U.S. weekly jobless claims report as the dollar inched lower, while increasing appetite for risk on hopes that the new coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak limited the metal's upside. Spot gold rose 0.1% to $1,646.81 per ounce by 00:59 GMT, resuming its march toward a near one-month peak scaled on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures eased 0.1% to $1,682.70. The dollar was down 0.1% against key rivals, making gold cheaper for investors holding other...

U.K. Retail Sales Extend Worst Run on Record Despite Discounting
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:47 WIB | ECONOMY |UK Retail Sales

U.K. consumers stayed away from the stores during the key Christmas trading period, despite widespread discounting and a break in the political impasse over Brexit. 

The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 0.6% in December, confounding expectations of a 0.6% increase. Sales excluding auto fuel dropped 0.8%. 

The figures, which include Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will stoke speculation that Bank of England policy makers could cut interest rates this month for the first time since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. 

Weak growth and inflation figures this week have added to expectations fueled by dovish comments from BOE Governor Mark Carney and other policy makers. Traders are now pricing in a more than 60% chance of a cut on Jan. 30.

Retail sales have fallen or stagnated in each of the past five months, the longest run without growth since records began in 1996, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. A 1% decline in the fourth quarter was the largest since the start of 2017 and weighed on the economy.

The sales survey was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 28, meaning much of it encompassed the period following Boris Johnson's commanding win in the Dec. 12 general election. His victory means Britain is on course to leave the European Union on Jan. 31. 

Stores widely reported having to offer deep discounts to beat off competition and lure customers in the run-up to Christmas. Prices as measured by the retail sales deflator fell 0.6% on the month. 

That™s hit stores from Marks & Spencer Group Plc to John Lewis Partnership Plc, while the British Retail Consortium described 2019 as the worst year on record for the sector with revenue down on 2018. Retailers have underperformed the U.K. market as a whole this year. 

Sales in December fell across the board, with non-food sales declining 0.9% and food sales dropping 1.3%, the most since December 2016. Petrol stations and online retailers had a better month.

There were also sweeping declines during the quarter, with clothing and footwear down 2.3% and non-store retailing falling 3.2%.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold Futures Finish Lower after Brief Climb Above $1,700

Gold futures finished lower on Tuesday, easing back after briefly climbing above $1,700 an ounce for the first time since late 2012. There was a "follow through short-squeeze" in gold prices early Tuesday following Monday's sharp gain, but that morning squeeze gave way to retracement "as gold became overbought on a near-term basis," said Tyler Richey, co-editor at Sevens Report Research. June gold fell by $10.20, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,683.70 an ounce after trading as high as $1,742.60. It...

Gold Prices Settle Slightly Higher, Then See Volatile Trade after Fed Meeting Minutes

Gold prices settled with a modest gain on Wednesday, then saw volatile moves in electronic trading, edging lower, then higher, following the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's March 3 and March 15 meetings. The meeting minutes showed that Fed officials were concerned that, under a worse-case scenario, an economic recovery wouldn't take hold until next year. June gold was at $1,686.40 an ounce in electronic trading, following a settlement at $1,684.30, up 60 cents, or 0.04%, for...

Gold eases on firmer dollar, coronavirus slowdown signs

Gold prices eased on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar firmed, while signs of a slowdown in the new coronavirus cases in major hot spots hurt the metal's safe-haven appeal and pushed it further away from a near one-month high hit in the previous session. Spot gold slipped 0.2% to $1,644.99 per ounce by 00:49 GMT, having risen to its highest since March 10 on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures eased 0.7% to $1,671.30. The dollar was up 0.2% against key rivals, making gold costlier for investors holding...

Gold ticks higher as coronavirus worries deepen, Fed minutes eyed

Gold edged higher on Wednesday as the rising coronavirus death toll hammered risk sentiment, while investors await the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve™s policy meeting minutes for clues on further stimulus measures. Spot gold ticked up 0.1% to $1,684.7 per ounce, after climbing to its highest since March 10 on Tuesday, at $1,671.40. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,647.43 per ounce. Elsewhere, palladium climbed 0.7% to $2,191.31 an ounce, while platinum gained 0.6% to $738.15. Silver...

Gold inches up on weak dollar, pandemic peaking hopes cap gains

Gold prices rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a U.S. weekly jobless claims report as the dollar inched lower, while increasing appetite for risk on hopes that the new coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak limited the metal's upside. Spot gold rose 0.1% to $1,646.81 per ounce by 00:59 GMT, resuming its march toward a near one-month peak scaled on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures eased 0.1% to $1,682.70. The dollar was down 0.1% against key rivals, making gold cheaper for investors holding other...

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