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Gulf Today Report
Gold prices jumped on Thursday as soft US Inflation data capped increase in Treasury yields and the dollar.
Spot gold gained 0.5% to $1,734.36 per ounce by 07:15 GMT while US gold futures climbed 0.5% to $1,730.40.
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IG Market analyst Kyle Rodda said, "we got a little bit of a shot in the arm for gold when the CPI (consumer price index) number came in a little bit softer... the dollar surge abated and yields stopped climbing, that's been a positive driver for gold."
The yields have soared recently, threatening gold’s status as a shield against inflation.
"Gold's trend is still to the downside. We continue to see real yields pushing higher, driven by the optimism around economic recovery, as well as expectations that at some point... central banks will have to unwind policy support," Rodda cautioned.