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Thursday, 9 April 2020 21:29 WIB

Gold futures rallied to reach their highest levels since late 2012 on Thursday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar declined on the back of the Federal Reserve™s new lending plans, which aim to support the hit to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Reserve on Thursday set up new loan programs and bolstered existing ones in an effort to provide $2.3 trillion to boost the economy. June gold on Comex % was up $45.90, or .7%, at $1,730.20 an ounce in Thursday dealings after trading as high as $1,735.50. It marked the highest intraday level since November 2012. For the week,...

RECENT NEWS
Dollar strength consolidates as global recession looms
Friday, 3 April 2020 08:50 WIB | Dolar AS

The dollar edged toward an almost 2% weekly rise on Friday, boosted by a surge in the oil price and as investors sought safety amid the worsening economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The gains consolidate the dollars strength after a topsy-turvy end to last month, which had the dollar soaring in a scramble for cash, then slumping as the U.S. Federal Reserve flooded the market with liquidity. The dollar was firmer against most other major currencies, last trading at $0.6054 per Australian dollar, $0.5903 per New Zealand dollar and $1.2376 per pound. It bought 108.00 Japanese...

U.S. oil prices settle nearly 25% higher; Trump expects a Saudi Arabia-Russia output cut
Friday, 3 April 2020 01:54 WIB | Minyak WTI Minyak

Oil futures rallied Thursday, finding support after President Donald Trump tweeted that he spoke to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who held a discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and now expects the two major oil producers to announce a production cut of "approximately 10 Million Barrels." Trump later tweeted that the cut could be as high as 15 million barrels. Saudi Arabia has also called for an "urgent" meeting of OPEC and its allies. News reports, however, said a Russian spokesman denied that Putin spoke with the Saudi crown prince. May West Texas...

Gold Futures End Higher as Weekly Jobless Claims Climb to Record
Friday, 3 April 2020 01:29 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, with the haven metal getting a boost on the heels of a climb in U.S. weekly jobless claims to a record 6.6 million. The move for gold followed four consecutive sessions of losses for the metal. June gold rose $46.30, or 2.9%, to settle at $1,637.70 an ounce. That was the biggest one-day percentage gain since March 24, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Sterling Hits 3-Week High against Euro, Flat vs Dollar
Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:39 WIB | Poundsterling Sterling,

Sterling hit a three-week high versus the euro on Thursday and held recent gains versus the dollar, as the British currency was swept up in global market swings that weakened the euro broadly. The pound has rebounded in recently after crashing amid coronavirus-driven panic in global markets last month to levels not seen in more than a decade versus the euro and since 1985 against the greenback. It climbed further versus the euro on Thursday as the single currency slid broadly on investor concerns at disagreement between euro zone governments over a rescue package for countries struggling...

Gold Extends Rise After Another Surge In Jobless Claims
Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:21 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold futures gained ground Thursday, adding to an advance after another large jump in first-time jobless claims. Gold for June delivery on Comex rose $29, or 1.8%, to $1,620.40 an ounce, while May silver advanced 55.1 cents, or 3.9%, to $14.535 an ounce. Gold added to gains as stock-index futures trimmed an earlier rise in the wake of data that showed the number of first-time claims rose by 6.6 million. Thats on top of a 3.8 million rise a week earlier. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, the largest-ever rise in first-time claims was less than 700,000. While gold appeared to find some...

Oil Rallies 10% After Trump Says He Expects Saudi Arabia-Russia Feud To End Soon
Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:26 WIB | Minyak WTI Brent

Oil prices rallied on Thursday after President Donald Trump talked up the possibility of Saudi Arabia and Russia ending a squabble that contributed to crudes massive plunge since last month. West Texas Intermediate futures surged by $2.11, or 10.4%, to $22.42 per barrel. International benchmark Brent jumped 10.4%, or $2.58, to $27.32 per barrel. Trump added he expects both countries to end their price war within a œfew days. Trump made his remarks ahead of a meeting with energy industry executives scheduled for Friday. Source : CNBC

Gold Dips as Dollar Holds Firm; US Jobs Data Awaited
Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:11 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold prices dipped on Thursday as the dollar held firm, while investors awaited key U.S. jobless data amid mounting signs of a recession due to the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,586.24 per ounce by 0640 GMT, after rising 1.2% on Wednesday. U.S. gold futures rose 0.6% to $1,600.20 per ounce. The metal œis primarily in a consolidation phase more than anything else and is not likely to move much until U.S. jobs data comes in, said Avtar Sandu, a senior commodities manager at Phillip Futures, adding that the dollar weighed on the market. Source : Reuters

Dollar Edges Lower; Petro Currencies Gain on Trump Comments
Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:24 WIB | Indeks Dolar Dolar AS GBP/USD EUR/USD USD/JPY,

The dollar edged lower in European trading Thursday, with investors seemingly prepared to move out of the safe haven into riskier currencies ahead of key U.S. unemployment data. At 3 AM ET (0700 GMT), the U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six other currencies, stood at 99.640, down 0.1%. EUR/USD fell 0.2% to 1.0939, while GBP/USD rose 0.3% to 1.2418. USD/JPY climbed 0.1% to 107.28. The outbreak of the pandemic has caused developed economies to virtually close down as governments attempt social distancing policies to stem the spreading of the virus. Source :...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold rallies to highest since late 2012 as dollar declines on the back of the Fed's new lending plans
Thursday, 9 April 2020 21:29 WIB

Gold futures rallied to reach their highest levels since late 2012 on Thursday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar declined on the back of the Federal Reserve™s new lending plans, which aim to...

ENERGY
Oil jumps ahead of 'make-or-break' OPEC meeting
Thursday, 9 April 2020 20:35 WIB

Oil prices moved higher on Thursday, ahead of a pivotal meeting in which OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, will discuss historic production cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues to sap...

CURRENCIES
Dollar Unmoved as Event Risk Limits Activity
Thursday, 9 April 2020 15:57 WIB

The U.S. dollar was largely unchanged Thursday, with activity in the foreign exchange market subdued as investors hold fire amid abundant near term event risk. At 3:05 AM ET (0705 GMT), the U.S....