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Gold dives, staying below major $1,200 line
On Thursday, gold rebounded, slumping below $1,200 Thursday, shrugging off the slight boost obtained after a worrying note on trade clashes found within the Fed’s mostly status quo policy gathering minutes.
Gold slumped because a leading dollar index DXY managed to ascend, although this gauge of the US currency buck versus its six counterparts was demonstrating a 0.8% decline for the week.
December delivery gold futures GCZ8 headed south by 0.7% demonstrating an outcome of $1,195.20 an ounce. On Wednesday, the contract showed $1,203.30, thus marking the highest close since August 10.
Prices for the number one precious metal extended its profits, then rebounded in electronic trading on Wednesday following minutes from the key US bank’s early-August gathering that indicated support for another interest-rate lift in September, although suggested that Fed officials might have to pause lifts if international trade clashes escalate and risk hobbling the world’s economy.
China and America drove their everlasting trade conflict, implementing another 25% duties on $16 billion worth of each other’s products on Thursday.
Investors are quite anxious for further signs of a changed tempo for interest-rate lifts. The key US bank is anticipated to have rates lifted next month and one more time in 2018, while proceeding with a course of mild rate lifts in 2019.
Underpinned by higher American rates relative to other key economies in the world, the evergreen buck has managed to rally nearly by 3.5% so far in 2018. Soaring interest rates ramp up the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding gold, backing the US currency, in which gold is actually denominated.
Against the backdrop of back-and-forth sessions, gold has soared about 1% this week, rebounding from its worst weekly reading for more than a year.
Meanwhile, September delivery copper futures dived by 1.4% hitting $2.637 a pound.
Commodities (iron ore, oil) and commodity-linked currencies (AUD, CAD) surged. West Texas Intermediate has reached $75 a barrel, while Brent rose to the highest mark since October 2018.
Although Jerome Powell’s speech sounded hawkish on Wednesday, September 22, markets did not get scared and the main stock indices got bought back…
Turkey’s central bank governor was at a crossroads: to hold interest rates and take a risk to be fired like it was for three governors before him, or to comply with the president, to cut rates, and to risk the market. Let’s find out, how to react to the rate cut.