Gold prices rise as dollar, yields drop - GulfToday

Gold prices rise as dollar, yields drop


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Gold prices surge on Tuesday following the decline in dollar and US bond yields leading to an increase in demand for the metal.

Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,734.72 per ounce by 04:34 GMT while US gold futures were also up 0.4% at $1,734.80 per ounce.

The dollar slumped to an almost two-week low versus a basket of rival currencies, making gold cheaper for buyers outside the United States. On the other hand, the benchmark US Treasury yields also declined, after a 14-month peak.


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However, data showcasing beyond expectations economic growth of the United States have boosted investors hope for a swift recovery and encouraged them towards riskier assets.

In a note, Stephen Innes, chief global market strategist at financial services firm Axi said, "gold has formed a short-term double bottom but needs to break above $1,750 before it can head higher."

Gold tends to benefit from widespread stimulus measures from central banks because it is widely viewed as a hedge against inflation and currency debasement.

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