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Spot Silver trades near 1-month peak as Fed cut bets rise

July 8, 2024 7:22 am
Spot Silver retreated on Monday, but remained not far from last Friday’s one-month high of $31.49 per troy ounce, as soft US data reinforced prospects of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this year. Data showed last Friday that the unemployment rate in the United States had risen to 4.1% in June, […] Read more

Spot Gold set for 2nd weekly advance with NFP data in sight

July 5, 2024 7:19 am
Spot Gold firmed on Friday and looked set for a second consecutive weekly advance, with market focus setting on the key US Non-Farm Payrolls report, which may provide more clues on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate trajectory. Employers in all sectors of the US economy, excluding farming, probably added 190,000 job positions in June, according […] Read more

Silver flat as subsiding inflation bolsters Fed cut case

July 1, 2024 7:11 am
Spot Silver was little changed at the start of the week, as subsiding inflation in the US added to prospects that the Federal Reserve would deliver a rate cut later this year. Data showed last Friday that annual core PCE inflation had eased to 2.6% in May from 2.8% in April, while coming in line […] Read more

Spot Gold retreats as Fed flags one rate cut in 2024

June 13, 2024 7:28 am
Spot Gold retreated on Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated just one interest rate cut this year, compared to three rate cuts projected in March, as inflation still remains elevated. The US central bank left its federal funds rate target range without change at a 23-year high of 5.25%-5.50% for the seventh straight policy meeting […] Read more

Silver rebounds after sharp loss as FOMC meeting, CPI eyed

June 10, 2024 7:32 am
Spot Silver rebounded over 1% on Monday after having recorded a sizable loss of 6.8% on Friday on the back of hot US employment data that bolstered the US Dollar. A much stronger-than-anticipated US Non-Farm Payrolls report cooled investor expectations of an early interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve this year. Employers in all […] Read more

Spot Gold eases as investors look for more Fed rate clues

June 3, 2024 7:21 am
Spot Gold was a notch weaker on Monday, with market focus setting on more macro data out of the US this week, including the key Non-Farm Payrolls report. The latest US PCE inflation figures still supported expectations that the Federal Reserve would likely cut interest rates later in 2024. Data showed last Friday that annual […] Read more

Spot Silver hits 11 1/2-year high as Fed rate cut bets lend support

May 20, 2024 7:39 am
Spot Silver scaled a fresh 11 1/2-year peak of $32.518 per troy ounce on Monday, as indications of easing inflation in the United States added to market expectations the Federal Reserve could reduce borrowing costs soon. Markets are now pricing in about a 65% chance of a Fed rate cut occurring by September, according to […] Read more

Spot Gold eases from 3-week high with US inflation in focus

May 13, 2024 8:45 am
Spot Gold retreated on Monday, as investor focus now sets on US producer price and consumer price inflation reports this week, which may provide more clues on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate trajectory. Annual headline consumer inflation in the United States probably slowed to 3.4% in April, according to market consensus, from 3.5% in March. […] Read more

Spot Silver retreats on easing Middle East fears

April 22, 2024 7:35 am
Spot Silver retreated more than 3% on Monday, as fears of a wider conflict in the Middle East eased, while trimming demand for safe haven assets. Iran has downplayed Israel’s retaliatory drone strike against the Islamic state – a move meant to avert conflict escalation in the region. The yield on 10-year US Treasury Notes […] Read more

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