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Spot Gold trades near record high on Middle East tensions

April 15, 2024 9:32 am
Having registered a fresh all-time high of $2,431.29 per troy ounce last Friday, Spot Gold remained supported by safe haven buying as investors closely watched developments in the Middle East. “Gold remains in vogue as a financial asset given the combination of geopolitical risks and the prospects of Fed interest rate easing in the second […] Read more

Spot Silver scales fresh 34-month peak ahead of US CPI test

April 8, 2024 7:36 am
Spot Silver registered a fresh 34-month high of $28.088 on Monday, even after the latest blowout employment data out of the US prompted investors to pare expectations of a June interest rate cut. Data showed last Friday that US employers in all economic sectors excluding farming had added 303,000 jobs in March, or the most […] Read more

Spot Gold rises to new record as US PCE boosts June cut bets

April 1, 2024 7:26 am
Spot Gold rose to a fresh all-time high of $2,265.77 per oz. on Monday, after the latest US PCE inflation data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve would likely cut interest rates in June. Data showed last Friday that annual core PCE inflation had eased to 2.8% in February, or the lowest rate in almost […] Read more

Spot Gold scales fresh record high as Fed flags 3 rate cuts

March 21, 2024 7:51 am
Spot Gold registered a fresh all-time high of $2,222.91 per oz. on Thursday, as the US Dollar and Treasury yields edged lower after the Federal Reserve signaled three rate cuts before year-end. The Fed left its federal funds rate target range without change at a 23-year high of 5.25%-5.50% for the fifth straight policy meeting […] Read more

Spot Gold eases as investors brace for cenbank meetings

March 18, 2024 8:07 am
Spot Gold edged lower on Monday, as the US Dollar remained firm near a two-week high of 103.514 ahead of a host of major central bank policy meetings this week. The Federal Reserve is largely expected to keep interest rates on hold on Wednesday, while investor attention will firmly be on Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s […] Read more

Spot Silver slips from 14-week high ahead of US CPI test

March 12, 2024 7:49 am
Spot Silver edged lower on Tuesday, while holding not far from last Friday’s 14-week peak of $24.636, as market players awaited the key US CPI report that may provide further clues on the timing of the Federal Reserve’s first rate cut. Annual headline consumer inflation in the United States probably remained steady at 3.1% in […] Read more

Spot Gold hits fresh record high on Fed rate cut prospects

March 8, 2024 8:43 am
Spot Gold traded in proximity to a fresh all-time high of $2,168.78 on Friday and looked set for a 3.92% weekly advance, as the US Dollar and Treasury yields eased on mounting bets that the Federal Reserve will begin reducing interest rates this year. “While a spur of short-term speculative activity primarily driven by Commodity […] Read more

Spot Silver steady as US inflation pressure eases

March 1, 2024 8:11 am
Spot Silver was little changed not far from a three-day high of $22.785, after the latest US data implied price pressures were easing, while expectations of a Fed interest rate cut in June remained largely unaffected. The US core PCE Price Index, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, rose 2.8% YoY in January, in […] Read more

WTI Crude falls for 2nd day as dollar firms on rate outlook

February 26, 2024 9:04 am
Futures on US West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil retreated for a second straight trading day on Monday, as the US Dollar remained firm on prospects that higher-than-expected inflation could delay potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. Markets are now expecting that the US central bank will not begin reducing interest rates until its […] Read more