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Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs



FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up


  • Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing
  • Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks
  • Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest
  • Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk appetite

Gold: Gold prices are lower Friday as improved risk appetite amid signs of a thaw in US-China trade dispute drew investors away from the safe-haven metal

  • Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,496.76 oz by 0521 GMT, declining about 0.7% on the week so far in what could be its 3rd straight weekly decliner,
  • US gold futures dipped 0.2% to $1,504.30 oz.

Energy: Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks setting up prices for weekly losses in choppy trade

  • ICE Brent Crude Oil down 18c, or 0.3%, at $60.20 bbl by 0442 GMT,
  • NYMEX WTI Crude Oil off by 14c, or 0.3%, at $54.95.

Equities: Asian stocks advanced Friday as hints of progress in US-China trade talks and aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank helped counter worries about a global economic slowdown.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sansJapan ticked up 0.3% though mainland China and SKorea were closed for public holidays. Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.0% to 4 month highs.

S&P 500 closed within striking distance of its all-time closing high, rising 0.29% to 3,009.57, near record closing high of 3,024.50 marked on 26 July.

Commodities & Currency Pairs (quotes): Metals, Energy, Agri-Grains, and Currencies

Gold Spot »1,496.75USD-1.95-0.13%Dec 021:19AM EDT
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,498.70USD+0.000.00%Sep 197:01PM EDT
Silver Spot »18.00USD-0.09-0.53%Dec 021:19AM EDT
Platinum Spot »948.18USD-2.68-0.28%Dec 021:19AM EDT
Palladium Spot »1,608.51USD-9.49-0.59%Dec 021:19AM EDT
COMEX Copper »2.63USD+0.00+0.11%Sep 1912:00AM EDT
NYMEX Crude Oil »55.12USD+0.03+0.05%Sep 191:18AM EDT
ICE Brent Crude »60.39USD+0.01+0.02%Sep 191:17AM EDT
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »1.55USD-0.00-0.01%Sep 191:15AM EDT
Dubai Crude Spot »58.26USD-0.04-0.07%Dec 021:28AM EDT
ICE Gas Oil »577.75USD+1.50+0.26%Oct 191:12AM EDT
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »1.88USD-0.00-0.13%Sep 191:14AM EDT
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.58USD+0.00+0.12%Sep 191:15AM EDT
ICE NBP Nat Gas »37.52GBP+0.000.00%Sep 197:00PM EDT
CBOT Corn »354.50USC+0.000.00%Sep 195:18PM EDT
CBOT Wheat »485.75USC+0.000.00%Sep 195:12PM EDT
KCBT Wheat »380.00USC+0.000.00%Sep 191:00AM EDT
MGE Spring Wheat »564.00USC-1.25-0.22%Dec 021:00AM EDT
Euronext Milling Wheat »169.50EUR+0.000.00%Dec 1912:29PM EDT
CBOT Soybean »883.00USC+0.000.00%Sep 195:28PM EDT
USD »1.0000.0000.00%
EUR »0.9031-0.0007-0.08%1:29AM EDT
JPY »108.10000.0400+0.04%1:29AM EDT
GBP »0.8097-0.0009-0.11%1:31AM EDT
CHF »0.9894-0.0008-0.08%1:29AM EDT
AUD »1.4552-0.0008-0.05%1:29AM EDT
CAD »1.32180.0009+0.07%1:29AM EDT
CNY »7.0754-0.0033-0.05%11:46PM EDT
HKD »7.8221-0.0019-0.02%1:29AM EDT
MXN »19.4107-0.0188-0.10%1:29AM EDT
RUB »64.7336-0.0889-0.14%1:29AM EDT
SEK »9.6158-0.0062-0.06%1:29AM EDT

Have a terrific weekend

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