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 soars in Asia as API estimates back
On Wednesday, crude leapt in Asia trade after industry estimates showed a positive picture on American crude as well as refined product figures.
November delivery crude futures grew 0.66% in New York being worth $50.23 a barrel. At the same time in London Brent futures acquired 0.47% hitting $55.40 a barrel.
At the end of the previous week US crude stocks jumped a less than expected 1.4 million barrels, as the American Petroleum Institute informed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, gasoline stocks went down 5.1 million barrels, while distillates sank 6.1 million barrels.
Financial experts actually hoped for a 2.925 million barrels build in oil and also a 2.025 million barrels sag in gasoline as well as a 1.175 million barrels dive in distillates.
Overnight, crude settled lower because data expected to demonstrate American crude stockpiles rallied for the third straight week compensated earlier upbeat mood that followed remarks from Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi on a probable extension to the OPEC-led agreement to restrict crude output.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.