Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities


FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down

Notes: Investors bet most Asian currencies will come under further pressure, a Reuters poll showed, with trade tensions between the United States and China firmly dominating headlines once again.

US Crude Oil inventories rose last week, hitting their highest marks since July 2017, due to weak refinery demand, the Energy Information Administration said Wednesday.

In Asia

Gold: Gold prices were steady Thursday, while bullion investors looked for a direction after the FOMC mins indicated that rates will remain steady.

  • Spot gold was steady at $1,273.15 oz as of 0517 GMT,
  • US Gold futures -0.1% to $1,272.60 oz.

The short-term effect of the US-China trade conflict is driving .DXY higher in general and that does not help gold.

Energy: Crude Oil prices fell Thursday, extending falls from the prior session on surging US Crude Oil inventories and weak demand from refineries.

  • Brent Crude Oil futures were at 70.62 bbl at 0109 GMT, -37c, or 0.5%, from Wednesday’s close,
  • NYMEX WTI Crude Oil futures were -31c, or 0.5%, at $61.11 bbl.

Commercial US Crude Oil inventories rose by 4.7-M bbls in the week ended 17 May to 476.8-M, their highest since July 2017, the EIA data showed.

Equities: Overall, Asian shares were in the Red Thursday on concerns over US-China trade issues.

Currencies: .DXY Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies edged up 0.1% to hang near its 1-month highs marked early in the week.

Commodities (quotes): Energy, Metals, and Agriculture Grains.

NYMEX Crude Oil »62.56 USD-0.57-0.91%Jun 1912:51AM EDT
ICE Brent Crude »71.73 USD-0.45-0.63%May 1912:49AM EDT
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »2.01 USD-0.01-0.48%May 1912:35AM EDT
Dubai Crude Spot »70.32 USD-0.47-0.67%Dec 021:01AM EDT
ICE Gas Oil »641.50 USD-3.50-0.55%Jun 1912:49AM EDT
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »2.07 USD-0.01-0.45%May 1911:57PM EDT
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.62 USD+0.01+0.27%May 1912:51AM EDT
ICE NBP Nat Gas »30.15 GBP+0.000.00%May 1911:59AM EDT
Gold Spot »1,273.62USD-1.10-0.09%Dec 0212:58AM EDT
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,272.00USD+0.000.00%May 197:01PM EDT
Silver Spot »14.44USD-0.00-0.02%Dec 0212:58AM EDT
Platinum Spot »806.79USD-6.71-0.83%Dec 0212:58AM EDT
Palladium Spot »1,316.92USD-2.58-0.20%Dec 0212:58AM EDT
COMEX Copper »2.72USD+0.000.00%May 197:01PM EDT
CBOT Corn »394.50USC+0.25+0.06%Jul 1912:54AM EDT
CBOT Wheat »479.25USC+0.50+0.10%Jul 1912:54AM EDT
KCBT Wheat »438.75USC+2.75+0.63%Jul 1912:52AM EDT
MGE Spring Wheat »547.00USC+4.00+0.73%Jul 1912:47AM EDT
Euronext Milling Wheat »176.25EUR+0.000.00%Sep 1912:29PM EDT
CBOT Soybean »828.25USC+6.25+0.75%Jul 1912:53AM EDT

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