Gold (XAU/USD) is declining for the second day in a row. The reason of such a dynamic is that investors have turned to stocks.
Crude earns in Asia on mixed US inventory picture
On Thursday, crude prices rebounded in Asia because market participants saw buying opportunity on overnight sag on mixed American inventory data.
The US record refinery runs are actually drawing down oil stocks, although gasoline produced isn’t seeing expected sturdy demand. It’s because the summer driving season heads for a close.
In New York, September delivery crude futures rallied 0.24% being worth $46.89. In London, Brent futures soared 0.44% reaching $50.49 a barrel.
Overnight, oil settled lower because data showing that American crude output grew to its highest value for two years compensated a slump in supplies of American crude for a seventh-straight week.
Crude had been sagging for the third-straight day. A report from the Energy Information Administration unveiled that crude stockpiles edged down by more than expected the previous week, and it failed to tame worries over a soar in production.
Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor of investors. Surprisingly, gold rallies too. Let’s have a closer look.
Congratulations! Gold has just opened a new era... or, rather, reopened...
Canada will publish the employment change and the unemployment rate on July 10, at 15:30 MT time.