Gold notches 5-year highs over dovish signals by Fed policymakers
THE US Federal Reserve has signalled a strong dovish pivot on monetary policy guidance as Federal Open Market Committee officials noted lacklustre inflation and subdued economic momentum.
Gold shines bright as geopolitical risks threaten global growth
HEIGHTENED geopolitical tensions have elevated safe haven appeal as risk sentiments stay measured over growing downside risks. US President Donald Trump has threatened to enact additional levies on Chinese imports should President Xi baulk when it comes to a meeting at the G-20 summit.
Gold clocks 4-month high over rate-cut expectations
GLOBAL growth prospects have turned increasingly dim as US President Donald Trump escalates trade protectionist policies on multiple fronts. Risk assets have unravelled from 2019 highs as investors contemplate subdued global economic momentum in the coming term (H2 2019).
Risk-off appetites bolster safe haven assets
GOLD prices notched a two-week high as risk sentiments diminished over global growth concerns. President Donald Trump has vowed to impose trade tariffs on Mexican imports in response to US-Mexico migration issues. The latest salvo by the Trump administration weakened risk appetites as investors...
Gold rebounds over deepening US-China trade rift
BILATERAL ties between the United States and China have taken a turn for the worse, as Washington imposed trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co last week. The Trump administration's latest move has aggravated existing tensions with Beijing as both parties remain embroiled in tit-for-tat...
Gold whipsaws over strong recovery in risk assets
AN ESCALATION in the Sino-US trade dispute kept safe haven demand firm early week as Beijing hit back with US$60 billion worth of tariffs on the United States.
Sino-US trade tensions lift safe haven demand
GLOBAL stock markets slumped as risk appetites diminished over setbacks in US-China trade negotiations. President Donald Trump has vowed to impose additional tariffs on Chinese products as Beijing reneged on previously held commitments. The United States has announced US$200 billion worth of...
Gold falls as Fed policymakers dim outlook on rate cuts
US FOMC officials voted unanimously to keep interest rates steady at the two-day meeting (Apr 30-May 1) this week. The US central bank withstood political pressure from the Trump administration and downplayed potential rate cuts in 2019. The Fed has cited strong US economic activities (Q1 GDP: 3...
Near-term bearish, long-term bullish
ROBUST risk appetites have imposed heavy downward pressure on the precious metal since Feb 19. Dovish signals from US Fed policy makers along with Chinese economic stimulus bolstered global equities as investors anticipate rosy economic conditions.
Gold prices slump over positive global cues
THE precious metal succumbed to strong bearish pressures amidst robust risk sentiments for the current term.
Gold whipsaws over robust US economic data
GOLD prices exhibited topsy-turvy trading conditions amid shifting market expectations on bullion appeal this week. Risk appetites diminished early week as the IMF slashed global growth forecasts downwards for the third consecutive time in six months.
Gold prices suffer headwinds as global risk sentiment strengthens
AN UPTURN in global manufacturing PMIs (on March 19) along with signs of progress in Sino-US trade talks have bolstered risk appetite as Q2 2019 kicks off with a positive note. A sharp rebound in Chinese factory activities propped Asian stocks close to a eight-month high as investors moved in...
Gold prices supported as US Fed policy takes dovish shift
THE precious metal continues to receive strong support from US dollar weakness and global growth worries in the current term.
Gold prices seesaw between US equity vigour and Brexit woes
GOLD prices exhibited choppy trading conditions as market sentiments shifted between Brexit woes and US stock market vigour this week.
Gold hangs tight as markets deliberate economic gloom
GOLD prices consolidated late in the week as risk appetite remained nuanced from weaker economic growth projections in 2019. The precious metal succumbed to bearish pressures last week after better-than expected US economic releases promulgated risk-on market sentiments.
Gold prices slide on better-than-expected US economic data
GOLD prices weakened this week as market expectations shifted on better-than-expected US economic releases.
Gold prices whipsaw on US Fed posture
GOLD prices overturned bullish gains this week as market sentiments whipsawed on the possibility of additional US rate hikes in 2019. January's US Federal Open Market Committee minutes illustrated for patience on future adjustments in the Fed fund rates amid rising economic challenges this...
Gold see-saws on robust dollar strength and global growth worries
GOLD prices continue to trade sideways this week as investors balance between robust US dollar performance and prevalent market risks. The precious metal with its status as a non-interest yielding asset has come under bearish pressures from an extended bull run in global stock markets.
Gold stumbles on US dollar vigour
Gold prices succumbed to bearish pressures this week in lieu of vigorous showings by the US dollar.
WTI to trade between US$55 and US$60 in Q1 2019
2018 was a tumultuous year for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures as the effects of Opec-led cuts, US shale production and geopolitical concerns led to massive fluctuations and increased volatility in prices.
Gold firms as markets deliberate growing risks in global economy
What are the key drivers for gold this week?
Trading conditions positive for the metal
The Brexit saga dominated headlines this week as UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a scathing defeat on the proposed divorce agreement with the European Union (EU).
Turbulent market makes gold gleam
Gold prices clocked a six-month high as investors weighed in on mounting economic and political challenges at the start of the new year. Weak PMI numbers in China have presented worrisome signals on global economic growth in the near future.