Anxiety over the US-China trade conflict and Brexit is keeping the yellow metal’s $1,200 perch alive, notwithstanding the evergreen buck trying to gain leverage against gold on the same fears…
Gold leaps on diving greenback
On Thursday, gold managed to grow due to the depreciation of the evergreen buck as well as concerns about talks between the USA and North Korea.
On the Comex exchange gold futures rallied 0.1%, hitting $13,554.8 an ounce. At the same time, the US dollar index, showing the purchasing power of the evergreen buck to the group of six leading currencies, headed south by approximately 0.03% hitting 89.32.
The appreciation of the evergreen buck makes gold less accessible to keepers of other assets.
Geopolitics once again caught the attention of market players after the US President Donald Trump told that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-no will take place on the condition he’s confident enough of the success of the negotiations.
The economic calendar for Thursday will focus on the report on the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits. The Fed's Beige Book, released yesterday, disclosed that the improvement in the labor market situation hasn’t provoked a significant increase in wages in America.
The index of business activity from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is going to be uncovered soon. Market experts foresee a slight dive in this index.
Today, members of the Federal Open Market Committee, Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Chairman Randal Kvarls and also Cleveland Federer Loretta Mester, head of the Federal Reserve Bank will deliver speeches.
The statements of the Fed officials are going to be thoroughly analyzed after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis James Ballard warned that the yield curve might be distorted in the next six months, which appears to be a traditional signal of a recession.
Meanwhile, palladium futures tacked on 1.0% being worth $1044.9 an ounce.
Nickel futures edged up 6.4% coming up with a reading of $16,262.50.
Copper futures ascended 0.9% reaching $3.187 a pound.
On Monday, gold slipped a bit because the USD index rallied to its highest value for more than 17 months, thus affecting gold’s demand…
On Friday, gold edged down due to the fact that inflation data indicated steady interest rate lifts by the primary US financial institution…
Safe havens such as gold and Japanese yen declined as investors sentiment was boosted by eased geopolitical tensions…
On Tuesday, the euro tacked on because market participants waited for reports on inflation and growth in the euro zone, while the Japanese yen went down after Japan’s major bank told it would be more flexible in its huge stimulus program…
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks…