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US MIDDAY: Gold gets reprieve on dollar dip

NEW YORK: Gold recovered some ground on Monday, lifted by a retreat in the dollar as the market toned down the chances of a 100-basis-point rate hike by the US Federal Reserve next week.

Spot gold was up 0.5% at $1,715.20 per ounce by 10:40 a.m. ET (1440 GMT), after rising 1% earlier in the session. US gold futures rose 0.6% to $1,713.90.

Last week, bullion hit its lowest level in nearly a year due to the dollar’s rampant rise, which made gold more expensive for holders of other currencies.

“We are seeing quite a nice rebound for gold as the dollar is weaker,” Edward Moya, senior analyst with OANDA, said.

Gold investors now a little optimistic as the debate is now between a 50 and 75 bp hike by the Fed, Moya added.

The dollar index eased 0.9% on Monday, slipping from its near 20-year high.

Data on Friday showed US consumers tempered their inflation expectations in July, a development likely to be welcomed by Fed officials worried that expectations for high inflation could complicate their task of reining in price increases.

Rising interest rates make the non-interest bearing gold seem less appealing.

The European Central Bank’s in its meeting later this week is expected to raise rates by 25 bps.

Meanwhile, China Construction Bank Corp said it would suspend some types of trading in gold and silver for clients, starting on Aug 15.

Spot silver rose 1.2% to $18.92 per ounce.

Platinum jumped 1.7% to $865.24, while palladium gained 1.4% to $1,853.45.

The platinum market is forecast to have a surplus this year, an indication of relatively weak market fundamentals amid COVID-19 lockdowns and lower consumer spending in China, Heraeus Precious Metals wrote in a note.

US MIDDAY: Gold gets reprieve on dollar dip

Source: Brecorder

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