Weak Yuan Boosts Dollar Lowering Gold

Weak Yuan Boosts Dollar Lowering Gold

At time of this report, the price Gold is the only metal in negative territory as it is under pressure as the U.S. Dollar gets a boost from the weakness in the China Yuan. China’s currency has fallen over 9 percent in the past 6 months and is trading near a decade low.

A former IMF China division chief, Eswar Prasad, told Bloomberg News, “A further depreciation of the yuan relative to the dollar would soften the blow of U.S. tariffs but at the considerable risk of triggering substantial capital outflows.” The Yuan continues to be dragged down by trade tensions with the U.S. and bets of further monetary easing by the People’s Bank of China

Also, the yield spread between our Ten Year Government bond and China’s Ten year government bond came in to 37 basis points this month, the lowest since April 2011. That makes their currency denominated assets less attractive, and reduces their capital inflows.

In other words, anytime that there is a considerable decline in a world currency, the U S Dollar will be the beneficiary and in turn make the price of Gold more expensive on the world stage. This I believe why we see the price of Gold the only metal in the red this morning.

A rebounding Equity market can only help keep the price of Gold under wraps and keep the spot price in a trading range between $1,215 and $1,235.

For the most part, we expect the price of Silver to follow instructions from the yellow metal.

The price of Palladium in a world of its own, as tightening supplies continue, now seeing a EFP to December at minus 16 minus 12.

Have a wonderful Monday.

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