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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
Gold Gains as Virus-Led Growth Fears Spur Safety Buying
Monday, 30 March 2020 18:05 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold prices edged higher on Monday as investors sought safe havens, with fears about the economic damage from the coronavirus intensifying after governments extended lockdowns to curtail its spread. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,621.60 per ounce by 0941 GMT, while U.S. gold futures gained 0.3% to $1,629.30. Investors appetite for riskier assets remained weak as fears mounted that the global coronavirus shutdowns could last for months, sending European shares lower for a second straight session and oil prices to their weakest in 17 years. Source : Reuters

Dollar in Demand; Sterling Weighed by Downgrade
Monday, 30 March 2020 15:30 WIB | USD/JPY, EUR/USD Poundsterling Dolar AS

The dollar is back in demand Monday as hopes of an early end to the shutdown which has paralysed the U.S. economy were dashed over the weekend, prompting some traders to head back to the greenback safe haven. At 3:55 AM ET (0815 GMT), the U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six other currencies, stood at 98.965, up 0.4%. EUR/USD traded at 1.1078, down 0.6%, USD/JPY flat at 107.86. On Sunday, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines to the end of April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire...

U.S. Dollar Rises Amid Decreasing Appetite for Risk
Monday, 30 March 2020 13:13 WIB | Indeks Dolar

The U.S dollar was up on Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decrease investors appetite for risk. The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies, rose 0.35% to 98.885 by 11: 18 PM ET (4:18 AM GMT). Ever increasing numbers of global COVID-19 cases are driving investors to seek haven in the dollar. The USD/CNY pair clawed back from its losses earlier in the session to gain 0.01% to 7.0949. The AUD/USD pair fell 0.42% to 0.6139 even as Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is due to announce further income support for workers later today as part of a...

Gold Prices Slip After Big Weekly Gains
Monday, 30 March 2020 10:21 WIB | GOLD

Gold prices slipped on Monday in Asia after recording their biggest weekly gains since 2008. Gold futures were down by 0.1% at $1,652.50 by 9:34 PM ET (2:34 GMT), after almost reaching the $1,700 mark last week amid fears about the economic impact damage from the pandemic. The Asian stock markets, which usually move in directions opposite to gold, also fell today. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to show no signs of abating as the World Health Organization said that there are now 638,146 global COVID-19 cases as of March 29. Source: Investing.com

Dollar slows slide as investors seek shelter amid pandemic crisis
Monday, 30 March 2020 08:01 WIB | Indeks Dolar

The dollar slowed its descent after a week of declines and the safe-haven yen edged ahead on Monday, as coronavirus lockdowns tightened across the world and investors braced for a prolonged period of uncertainty. In bumpy trade the dollar ran ahead early before settling back against the pound, euro, kiwi and the Australian dollar. Sterling was last 0.1% softer at $1.2449, the Aussie flat at $0.6158 and the euro (EUR=) stable at $1.1132. The halt in the dollar's slide came with a broader risk-averse mood, which lifted the Japanese yen 0.4% to 107.47 per dollar. Against a basket of...

Crude oil futures slide as pandemic darkens demand outlook
Monday, 30 March 2020 07:46 WIB | Minyak WTI

Crude oil benchmarks dropped on Monday, extending last week's losses as the global coronavirus pandemic worsened and the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war showed no signs of abating. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude (CLc1) futures hit a low of $19.92 in early trading and last traded down 5.2%, or $1.12, at $20.39 a barrel as of 2332 GMT, while Brent (LCOc1) futures fell 5.6%, or $1.40, to $23.53 a barrel. The oil markets are enduring a twin shock of demand destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war that is flooding markets with extra supply. With the...

Oil prices down a 5th week in a row as global demand drops
Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:59 WIB | Minyak WTI

Oil futures fell Friday, with the slowdown in energy demand sending prices down for a fifth straight week. U.S. benchmark prices, however, found modest support after Baker Hughes reported that the number of active U.S. oil rigs fell by 40 to 624 this week, indicating a likely decline in production. May West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.09, or 4.8%, to settle $21.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after trading as low as $20.88. For the week, prices fell nearly 5%. Source: Marketwatch

Gold scores biggest weekly gain since 2008
Saturday, 28 March 2020 01:29 WIB | EMAS

Gold futures settled with a loss on Friday but still scored the biggest weekly rise in more than 11 years in a rebound fueled in part by a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about disruptions in the physical market for the precious metal. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $26.20, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,625 an ounce. For the week, prices for the most-active contract rose 9.5%, which marked the biggest weekly rise since September 2008, according to FactSet. May silver dropped 14.2 cents, or 1.%, to $14.534 an ounce, for a weekly climb of more than 17% ” the largest weekly rise since...

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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....