Gold Prices Gain In Asia On Weaker Dollar, Trump Trade Policies Eyed

Gold Prices Gain In Asia On Weaker Dollar, Trump Trade Policies Eyed gains – gains in on Wednesday with a weaker dollar aiding buying for the greenback-denominated commodity with a backdrop of rising concerns about growing US protectionism in global trade ahead of a speech at the end of the week by president Trump in Davos.

Comex rose 0.26% to $1,340.20 a troy ounce. The was down 0.14% to 89.75.

Overnight, gold prices remained higher on Tuesday, as sentiment on the U.S. dollar remained fragile even after the U.S. government shutdown ended.

The dollar only mildly recovered after Congress approved a measure on Monday to fund the government for around three weeks and President Donald Trump signed the bill, ending the three-day government shutdown.

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Gold is sensitive to moves in the dollar. A weaker dollar makes gold less expensive for holders of foreign currency.

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