Yesterday’s private survey showed larger-than-expected cut in oil output.
Gold rallies notwithstanding progress in US-China trade talks
On Monday, the yellow metal surged in Asia notwithstanding a firmer-than-anticipated American job data, which revealed that employment soared from a 17-month minimum.
On the Comex exchange, gold futures managed to tack on by up to 0.4% ending up with $1,300.55 an ounce.
The yellow metal started April lower right after China’s Caixin index informed that the Chinese manufacturing sector was reviving from a steep deceleration.
In addition to this, reports that China and America have tackled most of the issues in their everlasting trade clash raised Asian stocks. The yellow metal, normally moving in directions opposite to risky assets, went up too notwithstanding the news.
The two trading partners were reportedly still arguing over how to enforce and implement a trade deal. China’s official broadcast CCTV informed that there was fresh progress in trade negotiations, which concluded last Friday in Washington, while Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser told that the two sides are much closer to a trade deal.
As for other news, although not a directional driver, on Monday, Bloomberg informed that China managed to have its gold reserves expanded for the fourth month in a row.
Referring to data uncovered on the People’s Bank of China’s web resource, the article told that in March, China’s major financial institution ramped up reserves to 60.62 million ounces from 60.26 million in February.
By the way, China appears to be both the world’s number one gold consumer and producer.
Gauging the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus a group of other currencies the USD index slumped by 0.1% hitting 96.860.
The currency pair USD/JPY slumped by 0.3% reaching 111.39.
Additionally, AUD/USD dived by 0.1% being worth 0.7093.
The release of crude oil inventories earlier today showed a surprise increase in the number of barrels.
The yellow metal reached the highest levels in 6 years amid the global risk aversion.
Pay attention to the FOMC meeting, where the rate cut is expected. Also, it is recommended to keep an eye on the oil prices, updates on trade talks between the USD and China and, of course, Brexit.
The retail sales for the US in focus today
During today's Turkish central bank meeting, the market anticipated a rate cut between 200-300 pips.