This week started with the talk of the United States banning Russian oil exports, so XBR/USD saw $130 a barrel. Then the ban became reality. What does it really mean for the market?
Gold jumps in Asia with Japanese CPI shrugged off
On Friday, gold managed to hold an edge in Asia, with Japan prices data demonstrating minor impact as well as the market seen steady until more clarity emerges on American economic policies.
August delivery gold futures added 0.07% in New York trading at $1,260.84 a troy ounce, while copper futures were worth $2.868 a pound.
Meanwhile, in Japan, in June, household spending leapt 2.3% month-on-month versus a 0.6% ascend observed, while it grew 1.5% at an annual pace versus the expected 0.6% revenue. The unemployment rate sagged to 2.8% from May’s reading of 3.1%.
Overnight, gold leapt, shrugging off a rebound in the US currency because market participants kept piling into the precious commodity amid hopes that the Federal Reserve could keep its interest rates low for longer than previously anticipated.
Notwithstanding an uptick in the evergreen buck, gold futures kept advancing, contributing to revenues from the previous session because market participants expected the Fed to keep rates minimum for a prolonged period amid the key bank’s intact rate decision.
US Energy Information Administration will reveal Crude oil inventories on February 9, 17:30 GMT+2.
On Wednesday, February 2, during the day, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will discuss a range of issues regarding energy markets and, most importantly, agree on how much oil they will produce.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.