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Gold Holds Drop as U.S. Data Counter Powell's Speech
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:30 WIB | PRECIOUS METALS |GOLDEMAS Spot Emas

Gold held a decline as better-than-projected U.S. data raised doubts over the Federal Reserve's monetary policy path after an expected interest rate cut at the end of this month.

U.S. retail sales and factory output in June exceeded expectations and underscored steady economic growth. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell saidTuesday the central bank is "carefully monitoring downside risks to U.S. growth and œwill act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, echoing his Congressional testimony last week.

Spot gold -0.3% at $1,402.58/oz, after -0.6% on Tuesday.

Spot silver +0.1% after jumping 1.1% on Tuesday and breaking above a psychological level of $15.5/oz.

Source : Bloomberg

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