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January 2 – 5: gold outlook
On Friday in the final trading day of 2017 a weaker US currency underpinned gold, letting this precious commodity reach a three-month maximum back above $1,300.
February delivery gold futures gained 0.61% being worth $1,305.10 in New York, demonstrating the highest close since September.
The number one precious metal has managed to earn 14% for the year, which is the largest yearly percentage profit since 2010.
Recent weakness in the US currency has underpinned gold by making the dollar-denominated precious metal more affordable for holders of other currencies.
On Friday, the US currency dived to its lowest value for more than three months versus a basket of the other crucial currencies and also reported its largest annual percentage sink since 2003.
Additionally on Friday, silver hit $16.98 a troy ounce, concluding 2017 with a 6 revenue%.
Palladium reported the strongest leap among precious metals of 2017, gaining 57% amid worries over the supply outlook.
The price for WTI has risen to its highest levels since the beginning of May.
On Wednesday, the yellow metal managed to extend gains for the fourth consecutive day, while other metals are going down…
On Monday, gold declined notwithstanding a lower American currency because data underpinned hopes for a Fed interest rate lift…
On Friday, European stock indices fluctuated at the beginning of the trading session…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting at 00:00 MT time on August 9.