Gold slumps in Asia as greenback grows

Gold slumps in Asia as greenback grows

On Monday, gold sank in Asia because the US currency showed strong revenues after Japan's Premier Shinzo Abe managed to win re-election, thus indicating continued easy policy.

December delivery gold futures went down 0.24% in New York reaching $1,277.39 a troy ounce.

Overnight, the number one precious commodity dipped, suppressed by the stronger greenback that spurred after Donald Trump's intention to overhaul the tax code removed a critical hurdle.

On Friday, the evergreen buck rallied, making this precious metal less affordable for holders of other currencies, right after Senate Republicans officially approved a budget measure, which will enable them to proceed with tax cuts without support from the Democrats.

The US dollar index concluded the week up 0.69%, which is its fifth weekly soar for six weeks. Market participants actually expect a fiscal boost to spur inflation, increasing pressure on the Fed to lift interest rates, dubbed the "Trumpflation" trade.

 

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