Category: Commodity

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 […]

Dollar wallows and stocks inch higher as stimulus eyed

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The dollar languished and just about everything else rose on Thursday, as markets took patchy U.S. economic data as a harbinger of ever more stimulus and brinkmanship on Capitol Hill as a sign that a deal on a new U.S. stimulus package is close. Following Wall Street’s lead, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan […]

Gold hovers near nine-year high as virus fears drive safe-haven demand

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold rose on Tuesday, hovering near a nine-year peak hit in the last session, as worries over a spike in COVID-19 cases and expectations for inflation from more economic stimulus measures boosted demand for the safe-haven metal. Spot gold was up 0.1% at $1,817.23 per ounce, after hitting its highest since September 2011 at $1,820.06 on […]

Gold Down Over Hopes For a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was down on Thursday morning in Asia, with investor sentiment boosted by positive results from yet another potential COVID-19 vaccine. U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced the results from the early stage human trial for BNT162b1, its mRNA candidate jointly developed with German biotech firm BioNTech, on Wednesday. The results showed production of neutralizing antibodies in […]

Europe Weakens; Weighed by Losses in Oil Sector

Oil rises after drop in U.S. crude stocks suggests demand pickup

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Oil prices rose more than 1% on Wednesday after data showed crude inventories in the United States fell much more than expected, suggesting demand is improving even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world. Brent crude rose 48 cents, or 1.2%, to $41.75 a barrel after declining more than 1% on Tuesday. U.S. crude was up […]

Gold Down Over Record Jump in U.S. Retail Sales Data and Potential COVID-19 Cure

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was down on Wednesday morning in Asia, with the yellow metal stemmed by positive U.S. retail sales data and mounting COVID-19 and geopolitical fears. Gold futures fell by 0.13% at $1,734.20. Stocks, which usually move in the opposite direction to gold, were mostly down on Wednesday. The U.S.’ announcement of a record increase in May retail […]

Asian stocks, oil fall as second wave fears grow

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian shares stumbled on Monday and oil prices slipped as fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in Beijing sent investors scurrying for safe-havens while underwhelming data from China further weighed on sentiment. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3% with Australian shares off 0.1% and South Korea easing 0.3%. Japan’s Nikkei faltered […]

South Korea’s jobs fall in April at sharpest pace since 1999

By Administrator_India Capital Sands South Korea’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April but the number of employed fell at its fastest in more than two decades, data showed on Wednesday, as efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic shut businesses and cut social activity. The nation’s unemployment rate was a seasonally adjusted 3.8% in April, unchanged from March. However, the number […]

Europe Weakens; Weighed by Losses in Oil Sector

Oil falls as crude in U.S. storage nears all-time high

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Oil prices fell on Monday on signs that worldwide oil storage is filling rapidly, raising concerns that production cuts will not be fast enough to catch up with the collapse in demand from the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. oil futures led losses after U.S. crude inventories rose to 518.6 million barrels in the week to April 17, […]

Oil majors slash 2020 spending by 20% after prices slump

Saudi Arabia may re-route tankers if U.S. imposes crude import ban

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Saudi Arabia is exploring re-routing millions of barrels of oil on board tankers sailing to the United States if President Donald Trump decides to block imports of crude from the kingdom, shipping, and trade sources said. Some 40 million barrels of Saudi oil are on their way to the United States and due to arrive in […]