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Gold concludes up
On Monday, the yellow metal concluding up, giving up earlier losses due to the fact that market participants reacted to a dive in stocks after US leader ruined perceived progress on trade negotiations by threatening to lift levies soon on China.
The yellow metal has rebounded with steep market dives as a response to the fact that US-China tariff talks suddenly froze. In fact, tariff threats worry market participants because metals are in line to suffer, while anti-inflationary aspects of retaliations along with higher costs for producers impact nearly all products.
June delivery gold futures managed to surge by 0.2% concluding the trading session at $1,283.80 an ounce, having recorded a minimum of $1,278.10. Eventually, on Friday, the contract inched up by 0.7% reaching $1,281.30, paring the previous week’s dive to 0.6%.
In addition to this, gold stocks managed to rally by 0.3%. As for the iShares Silver Trust SLV stocks gained by 0.1%. Besides this, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX ascended by almost 0.4%.
Besides this, July delivery silver futures SIN9 declined by 0.3% being worth $14.927 an ounce, having lost 0.7% the previous week.
Market participants clang to safe-haven assets, including the Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY gained ground versus the evergreen buck, after several tweets from US leader on Sunday demonstrated impatience with the progress of China-US trade negotiations. US President told he’d lift levies on $200 billion of Chinese exports by Friday from 10% to 25%.
The USD index was nearly intact, demonstrating an outcome of 97.493.
Besides this, China shares SHCOMP inched down by 5.6%, demonstrating their worst one-day performance since 2016.
Additionally, copper futures jumped by 0.4% being worth $2.830 a pound.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.