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Gold Spot had Fallen 0.3 Percent to $1223.70 An Ounce

Gold Spot had Fallen 0.3 Percent to $1223.70 An Ounce

Gold Silver Reports → Gold eased for a second straight session on Monday as the dollar edged higher, but the metal remained underpinned above $1,200 an ounce as caution in financial markets prompted investors to channel oney into bullion.


  • Spot gold had fallen 0.3 percent to $1,223.70 an ounce by 0035 GMT, after declining 0.3 percent on Friday.
  • The metal jumped to its highest in a year earlier this month on turmoil in the stock markets and concerns over the
    global economy, but posted small losses last week on profit taking and as equities consolidated.

  • Bullion was hurt early on Monday by the strength in the dollar, which rose against a basket of major currencies as
    sterling slid on growing concerns that Britain would quit the European Union.

  • Gold, however, remains one of the best performing asset of the year with gains of 15 percent as global ncertainties

  • Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Monday as investors await a rush of February industry surveys to take the pulse of the global economy.

  • A busy week for data culminates with a Group of 20 meeting that offer leaders a chance to soothe market concerns with talk of coordination, even if it produces nothing concrete.

  • Data on Friday showed that rising rents and healthcare costs lifted underlying U.S. consumer price inflation in January by the most in nearly 4-1/2 years, providing support for the view that the Federal Reserve could gradually raise interest rates this year as forecast.

  • Investor optimism in gold was evident in flows.

  • SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings rose 2.71 percent to 732.96 tonnes on Friday, the biggest single day inflow since August 2011.

  • Hedge funds and money managers hiked their bullish bet in COMEX gold futures and options to a near four-Month high in the week to Feb. 16, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday.

  • Equity funds posted their longest run of outflows since 2008 in the last week, edging closer to “capitulation” levels as risk-off redemptions accelerated, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, adding that investors shovelled $3.2 billion into gold, the biggest two-week gold inflow since May 2010. → Neal Bhai Reports

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