PT Solid Gold Berjangka | Gold Retreats as Dimming Rate Cut Expectations Overshadow Safe Haven Demand

01:23 18 April in Commodity, PT SGB, SOLID GOLD BERJANGKA | SOLID GROUP

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Solid Gold Berjangka | Gold prices edged down on Wednesday, but traded near their record high levels hit last week, as pressure from fading U.S. rate cut hopes overshadowed gains from safe haven demand arising out of geopolitical turmoil in the Middle East.

Spot gold eased 0.2% to $2,376.39 per ounce, as of 2:15 p.m. ET (1815 GMT). Prices hit an all-time high of $2,431.29 on Friday.

U.S. gold futures settled 0.8% lower at $2,388.4.

Iran said its military was ready to confront any attack by Israel. Iran carried out its first-ever direct attack on Israel last weekend in retaliation for a suspected Israeli strike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Damascus on April 1.

Top U.S. central bank officials including Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell backed away on Tuesday from providing any guidance on when interest rates may be cut, saying instead that monetary policy needs to be restrictive for longer.

The market is pricing in a 71% chance of a U.S. rate cut by September. Higher interest rates reduce the appeal of holding non-yielding gold.

While gold has largely remained uncorrelated with the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields in the current trend, it may still show short-term responses to movements in both, said FXTM senior research analyst Lukman Otunuga.

Spot silver rose 1.1% to $28.39.

The global silver deficit is expected to rise by 17% to 215.3 million troy ounces in 2024 due to a 2% growth in demand led by robust industrial consumption and a 1% fall in total supply, the Silver Institute said.

Spot platinum fell 1.5% to $942.79 and palladium rose 1.4% at $1,027.56.

Source : Reuters