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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
U.S. crude oil futures up 4.8%, support at $20
Thursday, 2 April 2020 08:36 WIB | Minyak WTI

U.S. crude oil futures opened 5% higher on Thursday, reversing Wednesday's losses, despite growing concerns about a looming economic depression due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose as much as $1.16 to a high of $21.47, and were up 4.8%, or 97 cents, at $21.28 as of 2302 GMT. The market bounced slightly following a drop on Wednesday after U.S. crude stockpiles rose 13.8 million barrels in their biggest weekly increase since 2016. Brent futures slid 6% on Wednesday. Source: Reuters

Dollar supported as investors seek safety in liquidity
Thursday, 2 April 2020 08:21 WIB | Indeks Dolar

The dollar held gains on Thursday as investors rushed to the security of the world's most liquid currency as the coronavirus pandemic caused massive disruptions to global trade. The dollar index against a basket of major six currencies (=USD) gained 0.53% overnight as the U.S. currency advanced against most of its major peers except for the safe-haven yen. In early Thursday trade, the euro was little changed at $1.0959 (EUR=) after 0.69% fall on Wednesday. Sterling fetched $1.2382 , having lost 0.40% on Wednesday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.6080 , having dropped 0.99% in...

Oil prices fall, but end off session lows
Thursday, 2 April 2020 02:12 WIB | Minyak Mentah Minyak WTI

Oil futures fell on Wednesday on the heels a 10th straight weekly rise in U.S. crude supplies and ongoing worries about a drop in energy demand. Prices, however, pared much of their earlier losses amid a report from The Wall Street Journal that President Donald Trump will meet with the heads of some of the largest U.S. oil companies to discuss measures to help the industry deal with the oil-price crash. May West Texas Intermediate oil fell 17 cents, or 0.8%, to settle $20.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after tapping an intraday low of $19.90. Source : MarketWatch

Gold Down 4th Straight Session as Traders Cast a Wary Eye on Economic Data Amid Coronavirus Spread
Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:46 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold futures on Wednesday started the month with a loss, stretching their decline to a fourth straight session, as traders cast a wary eye on the latest U.S. economic data amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Equity markets are "down on dire modeling predictions from U.S. officials Monday on the number of potential deaths in the nation from the coronavirus pandemic, said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. U.S. economic data Wednesday came in better than...

Sterling Steadies as Dollar Surges on Global Recession Angst
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:42 WIB | Poundsterling Sterling, pound

Sterling steadied against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday amid a wider selloff in global stock markets as data showed factory activity across the world contracting sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturing gauges tumbled across the globe, with Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surveys in Asia, the euro zone and the UK underscoring the widening damage wrought by the pandemic that has infected more than 700,000 people, upended supply chains and led to city lockdowns worldwide. Data showed output from Britain's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest pace since the euro zone debt...

Gold Attempts To Bounce Higher To Start April, Second Quarter Amid Coronavirus Spread
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:22 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold futures were attempting to regain some traction higher on Wednesday to start the new month and quarter, amid expectations of increasingly poor economic data due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Earlier Wednesday, a report on private-sector employment from Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP, -0.82% helped give gold prices a modest push higher. The report found that 27,000 jobs were lost in the month, smaller than forecasts from economists surveyed by Econoday who expected a decline of 180,000,...

Oil Prices Could Soon Turn Negative As The World Runs Out Of Places To Store Crude
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:18 WIB | Brent WTI Minyak

Global oil storage could reach maximum capacity within weeks, energy analysts have told CNBC, as the coronavirus crisis dramatically reduces consumption and some of the worlds most powerful crude producers start to ramp up their output. The coronavirus pandemic has meant countries have effectively had to shut down, with many governments imposing draconian measures on the daily lives of billions of people. It has created an unprecedented demand shock in energy markets, with storage space “ both onshore and offshore “ quickly running out. At the same time, a three-year pact between...

Gold Rises 1.4% on Flight to Safety Driven by Pandemic Fears
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 16:27 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold rose more than 1% on Wednesday as fears over a worsening coronavirus pandemic triggered a flight to safety, with expectations of further monetary easing by central banks adding support. Spot gold was up 1.4% at $1,592.83 per ounce by 0730 GMT, having slumped 3.1% in the previous session on a strong dollar. U.S. gold futures gained 0.5% at $1,604.50. Gold is considered an attractive investment during times of political or economic uncertainty. It is highly sensitive to  interest rates, as lower rates reduce the opportunity cost of holding the non-yielding bullion. Source : Reuters

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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....