Category: Commodity Broker

US-China trade optimism to limit XAU/USD’s rebound

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold (XAU/USD) started out the week on the back foot and closed Monday below $1930, extending Friday’s weakness. The spot once again failed to sustain above the $1950 level, as the coronavirus vaccine optimism lifted the risk sentiment and dulled the haven appeal of gold. Wall Street closed at record highs while the rally in the US […]

Gold shines on falling dollar, yields; pandemic cost concerns drag on shares

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold scaled a new high on Wednesday as a weaker dollar and falling bond yields burnished its safe-haven appeal, while shares were mostly lower as investors baulked at the ballooning cost of the coronavirus pandemic. Risk assets such as equities have surged in recent months on massive policy stimulus from central banks and governments, but gold […]

Hike in Gold Price Slows, Still Near Record Highs

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold hovered around record highs on Wednesday morning in Asia as the US dollar remained weak and debate continued in the U.S. over the next COVID-related stimulus package. Gold futures gained 0.05% to $1,945.60, lower than the $1,968.00 level hit on Tuesday, suggesting that the relentless climb in the price of the yellow metal may be […]

Gold Up Over Rising COVID-19 Cases and U.S.-China Tensions

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was up on Friday morning in Asia, amid a rising number of COViD-19 cases in China and the U.S. as well as rising U.S.-China tensions. Beijing reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with the number of cases linked to an outbreak in the Xinfadi market now standing at almost 200. Some U.S. states also […]

Japan's battle with pandemic may mark end of Abe's fiscal experiment

Japan’s battle with pandemic may mark end of Abe’s fiscal experiment

By Ritu, Capital Sands The huge cost of the coronavirus pandemic is upending Japan’s seven-year experiment to rescue the economy from its debt timebomb, as recession fears prompt calls for “helicopter money” – unlimited spending bankrolled by the central bank. Days after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package to battle the pandemic’s financial fallout, some […]

U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Major U.S. lenders are preparing to become operators of oil and gas fields across the country for the first time in a generation to avoid losses on loans to energy companies that may go bankrupt. JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Co, Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc are each in the process of […]

Europe Posts Gains; Eurogroup to Meet Again

Europe Posts Gains; Eurogroup to Meet Again

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets pushed higher Thursday, as investors took in the strong gains on Wall Street overnight but remained cautious ahead of the resumption of talks on how to fund the massive government borrowing needed to support the region’s economy through the crisis.  At 3:35 AM ET (0735 GMT), the U.K.’s FTSE index traded 3.4% higher, France’s CAC 40 was […]

Gold eases on rising risk appetite as new virus cases fall

Gold Down Despite Continued COVID-19 Fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold prices in Asia were down in Asia on Thursday morning despite the continuing economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus. The yellow metal could not hold onto its steady gains from the previous session as gold futures dropped by 0.11% at $1,82.45. For the third day in a row, prices for the yellow metal were in sync with stocks. The two prices […]

China’s Wuhan lockdown ends, but local coronavirus cases rise across the country

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic first broke out, Wuhan, ended a two-month lockdown on Wednesday, allowing people to leave the city, if they were healthy, amid concerns of a second wave of infections as cases in mainland China rose. China sealed off the city of 11 million people in late January to stop the […]

Europe Posts Strong Gains; More Stimulus Eyed

Europe Posts Strong Gains; More Stimulus Eyed

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stock markets have pushed firmly higher Tuesday, as investors anticipate more financial aid to help bolster the region’s battered economies. The EU’s finance ministers will be in focus Tuesday as they meet to try and agree a list of measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the region’s economies. If enough headway is […]