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Time to Divert Our Attention Outside America

  The precious metal is down 8% so far in 2018, and nearly 14% on an annualized basis – making it the worst-performing major asset class this year. Gold has weakened this year alongside many emerging-market currencies because the dollar strengthened and US interest rates became more...

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winds of change for gold

Though gold has not performed as per expectations, we saw it glittering once again by the end of the previous week. Friday saw the gold price pick up significantly to end at over $1,180 after spending much of the period in the low $1,170s, but the rise was almost all due to a turnaround in

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Gold being pulled between bulls and bears

Lately, gold has shown a typically consistent price pattern. It has witnessed a lot of pull and push in the trade range. It generally starts on a negative note, recovers and is pulled down again. So it’s a wave like movement, which leaves the markets perplexed over its behavior. It’s difficult...

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Uncertainties continue to prevail

The gold market is once again under pressure as trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate. Tuesday, the U.S. government announced that it would raise tariff to 25% on $16 billion worth of good from China. China quickly followed suit and Wednesday also raised tariffs to 25%...

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3 types of rates influencing gold

Gold lost its lustre this week, as it touched to one year lows. Spot gold, which is down over 6 percent this year, is close to a one-year low of $1,211.08 touched on July 19 as the dollar powered to a one-year high on expectations of higher U.S interest rates this year. Gold prices dropped

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Is it time to go back to gold

  Markets have been more volatile than normal so far this year due to many factors, including geopolitical tensions with North Korea and the Middle East, Italian government upheaval, rampant speculation related to interest rates and the specter of potential trade wars involving the United...

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Gold- Half year analysis

  We are halfway through 2018 and we have already seen gold showing some interesting movements. The first half of 2018 has been quite an action-packed for global financial markets. In US and Asia, most of the growth was captured by tech stocks. Equities experienced a few pullbacks during...

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Gold goes weak for this week

Gold has witnessed a decline in the current week thanks to the strengthening dollar. Gold prices fell on Wednesday and Thursday as the dollar traded higher. The U.S. dollar was performing strong against major rivals on Wednesday, a bullish reflection of upbeat economic outlooks from Federal...

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A negative environment awaits for gold

Gold prices fell Friday to their lowest settlement in nearly a year, with the precious metal failing to find safe-haven support from the U.S.-China trade dispute, as the U.S. dollar gained for the week. old prices were muted on Friday, stuck in a tight trading range, as the dollar extended a...

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Gold May Regain its Safe Haven Status

In January, precious metal prices peaked. Since then they have fallen substantially by 9% (gold prices). In recent weeks, the sell-off has accelerated. There are several reasons for this price weakness. Trade War– a looming trade war between the US and China has weighed on prices...

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Strengthening Dollar May Pull Down Gold Prices

Gold closed the second quarter around the low for the year as the widening tariff disputes boosted the dollar. Currently in the short run, many factors are negative for gold: the strong dollar, monetary tightening and the easing of tensions with North Korea. Gold prices traded in a narrow range...

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