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Gold ascends to its highest value in a month
On Monday, gold grew to its highest level in nearly a month during European trade because market participants awaited a busy week of economic events, including a Fed policy decision as well as American second quarter surge data.
Gold futures rose to$1,257.41 a troy ounce, its highest value since June. Last the commodity was worth $1,253.21, sliding 0.1%.
The previous week prices logged a profit of more than 2% because everlasting political turmoil in the White House and also weakness in the greenback bolstered haven demand for the primary precious metal.
Next week global financial markets will pay attention to the outcome of Wednesday's Federal Reserve policy gathering for any fresh insight on the timing of the next American rate lift and clues on how the US major financial institution intends to pare back its huge balance sheet.
Meanwhile, platinum lost 0.3% being worth $934.85, palladium sank 0.2% trading at $842.30 an ounce.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.