Observing news today one can easily get disappointed. However, things are getting better.
Gold keeps gaining ground on strong data
On Tuesday, gold kept gaining ground in Asia just a day after China posted strong second quarter GDP, retail sales and industrial output figures for June. Traders also focused on industrial metal demand for housing as well as property development.
August delivery gold futures rallied 0.27%, trading at $1,236.07 in New York, while copper future were intact, sticking to $2.726 a pound.
China posted second quarter GDP surge with a revenue of 1.7%, which matched hopes as well as a year-on-year leap of 6.9%, which came in moderately higher than the forecast 6.8%. Simultaneously, China disclosed that industrial output soared 7.6% from last year in June, while retail sales added 11% in June.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7823, sliding 0.09%, with China a key trading partner for metal, energy and food commodities. Meanwhile, USD/JPY showed 112.44, declining 0.09% too.
A weaker greenback has helped to shore up sentiment as well as gold prices. Traders will currently focus on Thursday and also a gathering of the ECB for new clues on when the key bank will give up its ultra-easy policy.
XAU/USD reversed down from the $1,700 area and dropped to $1,586 on March 12.
Oil market crashed after OPEC+ didn’t agree on production cuts. What’s next? Let’s see what bank analysts have to say about this.
US Fed comes right on time with the crisis support program announcement. How does the stock market react?
We could gain from buying emerging-market currencies such as South African rand, Mexican peso and Brazilian real.
Here are the most important topics that will determine the dynamics of currencies, commodities and stocks on Thursday, April 9. N