Gold slips over $10 an ounce relinquishing the ground it had regained early Friday, as next week’s Fed meeting loom. The yellow metal had dropped to the lowest level in more than a month in the previous session amid strength in the dollar. Continue reading →
Gold up on big jobs miss this morning. Gold rose as much as 1% on Friday when the surprise slowdown in U.S. jobs growth in August was announced, raising the possibility that the Federal Reserve will go slow on its tapering plans. The metal was slightly higher throughout early morning trading, supported by declines in the dollar. Continue reading →
Gold weaker this morning as various Fed Presidents indicate a hawkish lean, pulling the bullion back $9 an ounce, ahead of Fed Chair comments. Investors now await the Fed Chairman’s speech on the Federal Reserve’s tapering timetable at 10 am Central from the central bank’s annual conference typically held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but virtual this weekend. Continue reading →
Rising inflation concerns, government infrastructure spending, and a volatile stock market may have you wondering where to turn to protect your investments. But what if you could invest in a hard asset that hedges inflation like gold, is poised for an exponential spike in demand, is trading at a value, and is in tight supply? Continue reading →
Gold bounces back from slight overnight dip regaining its one-week high over $1,780 an ounce early Monday even after the dollar rose. Continue reading →
Gold fighting to avoid a weekly drop as the dollar traded near a four-month high after the latest report on inflation – the producer price index. Futures gained some strength Friday as the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus continued to worsen, exacerbating uncertainty and keeping a floor under prices. Continue reading →
Gold struggles back from touching four-month low in early Asian trading. The yellow metal is back above $1,740 an ounce after a short-lived drop below $1,700 overnight on speculation that the Federal Reserve may taper the easy monetary policy triggered by the coronavirus pandemic sooner than previously expected. Continue reading →
Gold lifted by this morning’s jobs data that shows much weaker than expected growth. The yellow metal was little changed overnight as investors awaited direction from upcoming jobs reports, which are expected to provide a clearer picture of the state of the labor market as the delta variant surges. Continue reading →
Gold striving for big weekly rally, in spite of a key inflation indicator coming in lower than expected this morning. Still, the yellow metal is looking at its biggest rally in more than two months after the Federal Reserve this week signaled that it was likely to maintain its easy monetary policy in the near term and the dollar remained soft. Continue reading →
Gold recovering from overnight dip as equities face pressure and COVID cases grow. The yellow metal lost ground overnight on a stronger greenback, dropping below the $1,800 mark briefly, but bouncing back as investors take advantage of the dip.
The Dow was down over 500 points (over 1.5%) at the opening bell, ending a 3-week winning streak, as concerns over the rise of the Delta variant grow. The NASDAQ and S&P also struggling this morning, down 55 (-1.2%) and 139 (-0.92%) respectively.
Gold also got some support from declines in U.S. Treasury yields, which were near a one-week low, with 10-year yields dropping to a new 5-month low. Their retreat — and the climbing COVID-19 cases — have made the yellow metal more attractive as a hedge against uncertainty. But the dollar’s gains pressured prices. The dollar index was near a three-month high.
August gold futures rose 0.2% last week to settle at $1,815.00 an ounce on Comex. The front-month contract, which trading near a four-week high last week, slipped 0.8% Friday. Gold has increased 2.5% so far in July. It fell 7% in June in the worst month since November 2016 after advancing 7.8% in May, the best month for the precious metal since July 2020. Gold climbed $372 — or 24% — in 2020 because of uncertainty about the economy and the pandemic and is down 4.2% so far in 2021. The August contract is down $2.70 (-0.15%) an ounce to $1,812.30 and the DG spot price is $1,812.00.
The rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus is forcing new shutdowns around the world as cases climb. That has increased concern that the pandemic isn’t over yet.
“Most people will either get vaccinated, or have been previously infected, or they will get this delta variant,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration during the Trump Administration said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program.
Investors will continue to watch for signals on how the economy is dealing with the latest development in the pandemic, including inflation and what the Federal Reserve will do about it. They will also look closely at the labor market.
The June U.S. inflation report last week showed consumer prices jumped the most since 2008 and beat all estimates. Gold is a traditional hedge against inflation. But U.S. weekly initial jobless claims reached a pandemic-era low in the report released last week.
Investors will await the latest weekly jobless claims on Thursday as well as the U.S. existing home sales report. The European Central Bank is scheduled to release a rate decision Thursday.
September silver futures fell 1.7% last week to settle at $25.80 an ounce on Comex. The front-month contract lost 2.3% Friday and is down 1.5% so far this month. Silver fell 6.5% in June after rallying 8.3% in May. The metal rose 47% in 2020 and is down 2.3% so far this year. The September contract is down $0.405 (-1.57%) an ounce to $25.398 and the DG spot price is $25.33.
Spot palladium decreased 6% last week $2,655.00 an ounce and retreated 3.4% Friday. It’s down 4.9% in July and up 8.3% so far in 2021. Currently, the DG spot price is down $47.30 an ounce to $2,603.00.
Spot platinum rose 0.8% last week to $1,115.90 an ounce and fell 2.5% Friday. It’s up 3.3% so far in July. The autocatalyst metal is up 4% in 2021. The DG spot price is down $23.10 an ounce to $1,093.80, currently.
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Gold was mildly down Friday morning pressured by slightly rebounding U.S. bond yields and dollar, but is still appears heading for a fourth weekly gain as investors remained confident that the U.S. Federal Reserve would maintain its easy monetary policy after Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated in congressional testimony that inflation would be temporary. Continue reading →
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Gold yo-yos on jobs report, initially slipping on the positive numbers, but then regaining close to daily highs. Continue reading →
Gold dips on this morning’s jobs report that shows private payrolls well above analysts estimates. The yellow metal was already under pressure as the U.S. dollar strengthened on speculation that positive jobs data may motivate the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy to become more hawkish. Continue reading →
Gold stays in range, hovering around $1,780 an ounce. After slipping early Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields edged higher, the yellow metal clawed back as some investors bought the dip. Many traders staying on the sidelines waiting for a clearer signal from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s and other central bank’s on policy tightening and the scaling back of pandemic stimulus efforts. Continue reading →
Gold falls 1% overnight on a stronger dollar ahead of Fed meeting, but it has clawed back almost $20 an ounce this morning from a low of $1,847 as traders buy the dip. Investors await Wednesday’s meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers for indications on what the central bank will do about rising inflation. Continue reading →
Gold pressured by the dollar this morning after rebounding above the $1,900-an-ounce threshold overnight. The yellow metal’s early morning climb was sparked by the report showing a surge in U.S. inflation wasn’t seen by investors as enough for the U.S. Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. Continue reading →
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