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Saturday, 4 April 2020 01:58 WIB

Oil futures climbed on Friday, with U.S. prices tallying a weekly gain of almost 32%. Prices extended their Thursday rally on growing expectations that major oil producers will reach an agreement to significantly cut production levels as efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 continues to hurt energy demand. May West Texas Intermediate oil rose $3.02, or 11.9%, to settle at $28.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices for the front-month contract climbed about 31.8% for the week, according to FactSet data. Source : MarketWatch

RECENT NEWS
Gold Struggles for Direction as Investors Eye Dollar, Bond Yields
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:54 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold futures edged lower Tuesday with investors looking to the dollar and Treasury yields for cues as bulls attempted to reignite upside momentum for the yellow metal. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $1.30, or 0.1%, to $1,318 an ounce, while March silver declined 4.1 cents, or 0.3%, to $15.845 an ounce. Source : Market Watch

Oil Prices Slip, But Churn Near Multimonth Highs, as Venezuelan Unrest Persists
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:58 WIB | Minyak WTI Brent

Oil futures blipped higher then eased Tuesday, at risk for back-to-back losses, as investors weighed the sustainability of recent sizable gains without a pause against the price-supportive news from the political crisis in Venezuela. West Texas Intermediate crude oil for March delivery fell 21 cents, or 0.4%, to $54.35 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It earlier traded as high as $55.21 a barrel. Its been churning, trading only about $1 below a recent peak at $55.26, which marked a roughly 2 ½-month high for the front-month contract, and created a point of chart congestion...

EUR/USD Finds Support Near 1.1400 on Mixed Data
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 19:03 WIB | Euro EUR/USD

After bottoming out in the vicinity of the 1.1400 mark, EUR/USD is now attempting to rebound following the mixed results from the EMU docket. Spot has managed to stage a mild rebound after Services PMI in the euro bloc unexpectedly rose to 51.2 during the first month of the year (from 50.8). However, on the soft note, Retail Sales in the region contracted at a monthly 1.6% during December. In the meantime, the persistent buying interest around the greenback continues to keep spot under pressure despite the prevailing mild risk-on sentiment in the global markets on speculations of further...

Dollar Hits New Highs vs Euro, Pound as Brexit, Data Weigh
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 16:22 WIB | Dolar Euro Dolar AS pound

The U.S. dollar hit a one-week high against the euro and British pound in early trading in Europe Tuesday, building on gains in the wake of strong U.S. data last week. The absence of progress in talks between British and European officials over Brexit is also weighing on both currencies vis-a-vis the dollar, amid rising risks of the U.K. leaving the EU in March without a safety net of transitional arrangements to guarantee smooth trade between the two. Talks between U.K. lawmakers and EU Commission officials achieved no meaningful progress Monday, while reports suggested that support for...

Gold Treads Water in Holiday Trade as Dollar Eases
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 15:03 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold was steady in thin holiday trading in Asia, after declining for two days, as the dollar retreated. Spot gold +0.1% at $1,314.13/oz at 6:49am in London, after dropping 0.4% Monday. On Thursday, the metal reached $1,326.33, the highest since late April. Stocks in Asia were mixed as markets across the region, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, were closed for part, or all, of the week to mark the start of the Lunar New Year. Source : Bloomberg

Dollar stays firm on improved sentiment, rise in U.S. Treasury yields
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 09:42 WIB | Dolar Indeks Dolar Yen Euro

The dollar held on to recent gains against its peers on Tuesday, supported by a recovery in investor risk appetite, which helped push up U.S. yields during the previous session. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was barely changed at 95.828 after gaining for three straight sessions. Trading was likely to remain subdued in Asia with many markets across the region closed for Lunar New Year holidays for much of the week. The index rose 0.7 percent after dipping last week below its 200-day moving average for the first time since early...

Gold prices near 1-wk lows as investors look to riskier assets
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 09:36 WIB | EMAS

dollar and as investor appetite for riskier assets picked up in the wake of strong U.S. economic data. Spot gold was steady at $1,312.15 per ounce at 01.10 GMT. Prices in the last session fell to their lowest level since Jan. 29 at $1,308.20. U.S. gold futures dipped 0.2 percent to $1,316.50 an ounce. Chinas financial markets are closed all week for the Lunar New Year holiday. U.S. job growth surged in January, with employers hiring the most workers in 11 months, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite an uncertain outlook. Source: Reuters

U.S. oil prices edge up on tightening global supply
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:40 WIB | Minyak WTI Minyak jenis Brent

U.S. oil prices inched up on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations of tightening global supply amid U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and production cuts led by OPEC. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $54.73 per barrel at 0020 GMT, up 16 cents from their last settlement. They closed down 1.3 percent on Monday, after earlier touching their highest since Nov. 21 at $55.75 a barrel. International Brent crude oil futures had yet to trade, after closing down 0.4 percent in the previous session. Analysts said that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela had focused market attention on tighter...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Ends Higher after U.S. Jobs Report, but Posts a Loss for The Week
Saturday, 4 April 2020 01:25 WIB

Gold futures ended higher on Friday after a report on U.S. employment in March indicated that the damage from coronavirus related business shutdowns is already having a big impact on the labor...

ENERGY
U.S. oil prices climb by nearly 32% for the week
Saturday, 4 April 2020 01:58 WIB

Oil futures climbed on Friday, with U.S. prices tallying a weekly gain of almost 32%. Prices extended their Thursday rally on growing expectations that major oil producers will reach an agreement to...

CURRENCIES
Sterling Drops as British Firms Suffer Record Slump
Friday, 3 April 2020 23:26 WIB

Sterling sank on Friday after data showed a record slump among Britain's services and manufacturing firms in late March as businesses and households paused activity to try to prevent the spread of...