Gold heads south to year’s low

Gold heads south to year’s low

On Tuesday, gold slumped because worries over a potential trade conflict made traders look for refuge in the greenback, raising a benchmark index for the US currency to its highest value of 2018.

The number one precious commodity got to its lowest value of this year notwithstanding soaring trade tensions affecting financial markets and leaving market participants on edge.

August delivery gold futures headed south by 0.3% displaying a reading of $1,276.50 an ounce.

As the trade conflict between the United States and China can strengthen, market sentiment among investors is getting darker. As a result, stock markets are going down, cyclical commodities, including base metals have found themselves under pressure.

Trade developments brought equities steeply down, and some financial experts have told that gold selling might be utilized for the purpose of generating returns and compensating losses in so-called risk-on markets. However, the developments also spurred the evergreen buck that doesn’t tend to move inversely versus the number one precious metal.

In addition to this, the ICE US Dollar Index DXY, a traditional gauge of the evergreen buck versus a half-dozen key rivals, managed to ascend by 0.3% hitting 95.10, demonstrating 2018 maximums.

The growing US-China trade feud also put pressure on prices for industrial commodities.

As a matter of fact, July delivery silver futures went down by 0.8% being worth $16.31 an ounce, moving towards the lowest value since mid-May.

Meanwhile, July delivery copper futures headed south by 1.5% trading at $3.061 a pound. This commodity was just one point close to a three-week dip at $6,838.50 on the London Metal Exchange.

Besides this, July delivery platinum futures sank by 2.2% coming up with an outcome of $864.20 an ounce. At the same time September delivery palladium futures demonstrated a reading of $967.390 an ounce, losing 1.5%.



Something more Important than NFP
Something more Important than NFP

For a long time, traders considered American Non-farm Payrolls (NFP) the most important release in the market. However, the situation has changed. Now US CPI moves financial markets.    

Latest news

The Yen Sets New Lows
The Yen Sets New Lows

The Japanese yen fell to its lowest level against the US dollar in 33 years. Read the full report to learn the next target for USDJPY!

BlackRock CEO Supports The USD
BlackRock CEO Supports The USD

BlackRock CEO forecasts the Fed may have to raise rates further. The US dollar index (DXY) gains 130 points today. Read the full report to get more fresh news and technical analysis!

Deposit with your local payment systems

Data collection notice

FBS maintains a record of your data to run this website. By pressing the “Accept” button, you agree to our Privacy policy.


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Next callback request for this phone number
will be available in

If you have an urgent issue please contact us via
Live chat

Internal error. Please try again later

Don’t waste your time – keep track of how NFP affects the US dollar and profit!

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera