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Gold ends flat, then moves lower in electronic trade after Fed minutes

Gold prices finished unchanged on Wednesday, after spending much of the session losing ground on the back of strength in benchmark U.S. stock indexes. After future prices settled, minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting showed that Federal Reserve officials shied away from saying how many more easing steps they might be willing to support this year. In electronic trading, gold for December delivery was at $1,514.30 an ounce shortly after the meeting minutes. The...

Gold Prices Hold Above $1,500 Ahead of Fed Minutes, Powell

Gold prices traded lower on Wednesday as safe-haven demand faltered and investors proved cautious ahead of input from the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting to be followed by an appearance from the head of the U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell on Friday. Spot gold fell $7.21, or 0.5%, to $1,500.20 a troy ounce by 7:41 AM ET (11:41 GMT), while Gold futures for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, lost $5.55, or 0.4%, to $1,510.15. The Fed...

Oil Steadies After Report Indicates Drawdown in U.S. Stockpiles

Oil was steady in Asian trading after a private-sector report indicated that U.S. crude supplies had tightened in the past week. Futures in New York rose 3 cents, after clawing back losses in a volatile session on Tuesday. The market had stumbled after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC that Huawei Technologies Co. and other Chinese companies pose national security threats to the U.S. A recovery came as focus switched to analyst forecasts that...

Hong Kong stocks end with losses (Review)

Hong Kong shares ended slightly lower on Tuesday after a four-day rally, with profit-taking offsetting fresh hopes for China-US trade talks. The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.23 per cent, or 60.30 points, to 26,231.54. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.11 per cent, or 3.09 points, to 2,880.00 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.14 per cent, or 2.15 points, to 1,574.12. Source : AFP

Gold Prices Slip Ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium

Gold prices slipped on Wednesday in Asia ahead of the highly anticipated Jackson Hole symposium. Gold Futures for December delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, were down 0.2% at $1,512.25. Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank will release minutes from their latest policy meetings this week, while Fed Chair Jerome Powell will give a speech on Friday at Jackson Hole. Analysts believe Powell™s speech will provide an unknown risk...

Powell speech: Weak inflation could be even more persistent than Fed currently anticipates
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:00 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Fiskal & Moneter

In his prepared statement to be delivered at his semi-annual testimony to the Congress, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, reiterated that the Fed will act 'as appropriate' to sustain the U.S. economic growth.

With the initial reaction to Powell's statement, the US Dollar Index turned south and was last down 0.25% on the day at 97.25. Below are some key quotes, per Reuters.

"It appears trade uncertainties and concerns about global economy continue to weigh on u.S. Economic outlook -prepared testimony."

"Baseline outlook is for U.S. economic growth to remain solid, labor markets to stay strong and inflation to move back up to central bank's 2% target."

"There is a risk weak inflation will be even more persistent than Fed currently anticipates."

"U.S. economic growth appears to have moderated in Q2; economic momentum appears to have slowed in some major foreign economies in recent months."

"Business investment growth seems to have slowed notably; may reflect concerns about trade tensions and slower global growth."

"Consumer spending growth was weak in first quarter but data show it has bounced back and is running at a solid pace."

"Economy's long-term challenges include high and rising federal debt and relative stagnation of middle and lower incomes."

Source : FXstreet

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Gold ends flat, then moves lower in electronic trade after Fed minutes

Gold prices finished unchanged on Wednesday, after spending much of the session losing ground on the back of strength in benchmark U.S. stock indexes. After future prices settled, minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's July meeting showed that Federal Reserve officials shied away from saying how many more easing steps they might be willing to support this year. In electronic trading, gold for December delivery was at $1,514.30 an ounce shortly after the meeting minutes. The...

Gold Prices Hold Above $1,500 Ahead of Fed Minutes, Powell

Gold prices traded lower on Wednesday as safe-haven demand faltered and investors proved cautious ahead of input from the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting to be followed by an appearance from the head of the U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell on Friday. Spot gold fell $7.21, or 0.5%, to $1,500.20 a troy ounce by 7:41 AM ET (11:41 GMT), while Gold futures for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, lost $5.55, or 0.4%, to $1,510.15. The Fed...

Oil Steadies After Report Indicates Drawdown in U.S. Stockpiles

Oil was steady in Asian trading after a private-sector report indicated that U.S. crude supplies had tightened in the past week. Futures in New York rose 3 cents, after clawing back losses in a volatile session on Tuesday. The market had stumbled after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNBC that Huawei Technologies Co. and other Chinese companies pose national security threats to the U.S. A recovery came as focus switched to analyst forecasts that...

Hong Kong stocks end with losses (Review)

Hong Kong shares ended slightly lower on Tuesday after a four-day rally, with profit-taking offsetting fresh hopes for China-US trade talks. The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.23 per cent, or 60.30 points, to 26,231.54. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.11 per cent, or 3.09 points, to 2,880.00 but the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.14 per cent, or 2.15 points, to 1,574.12. Source : AFP

Gold Prices Slip Ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium

Gold prices slipped on Wednesday in Asia ahead of the highly anticipated Jackson Hole symposium. Gold Futures for December delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, were down 0.2% at $1,512.25. Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank will release minutes from their latest policy meetings this week, while Fed Chair Jerome Powell will give a speech on Friday at Jackson Hole. Analysts believe Powell™s speech will provide an unknown risk...

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