Gold (XAU/USD) is declining for the second day in a row. The reason of such a dynamic is that investors have turned to stocks.
Gold rebounds modestly in Asia on recent profit-taking
On Wednesday, gold rebounded in Asia because market participants saw recent dips on a stasis in tensions on the Korean peninsula. They just saw a chance to buy. Another factor is that the Indian festival season gets closer.
December delivery gold futures rallied 0.33% hitting $1,337.04 a troy ounce in New York.
Overnight, the number one commodity declined below break-even. It’s because easing US-North Korea tensions powered demand for riskier assets bringing global equities to record maximums for a second straight day.
The relief soar continued for a second straight day, thus decreasing demand for safe-haven gold because market participants simply shrugged off new threats from North Korea after the United Nations dared to impose a fresh bunch of sanctions, limiting the isolated country’s access to crude imports, while restricting textile exports.
Also suppressing gold prices was a steep surge in American treasury yields ahead of inflation reports due on Wednesday that could impact the Fed’s interest rate verdict slated for September 20.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.