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FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up


  • USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288.
  • Crude Oil jitters ease
  • Gold prices steady in cautious mood
  • China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut

Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC 2-day meeting, where policymakers are expected to cut interest rates.

  •  Spot gold steady at $1,501.91 oz, as of 0100 GMT,
  • US gold futures down 0.3% to $1,508.8 oz.

A fresh gold discovery by Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) in Nevada is “fantastically significant” and shows there still is rich potential in the region for exploration, CEO Mark Bristow said in an interview Tuesday.

Energy: Crude Oil prices lower in Asia, extending a 6% fall Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said The Kingdom has tapped inventories to restore supplies to where they stood before drone attacks a the weekend shut around 5% of global petroleum output

Equities: China stocks up Wednesday on expectations of lower borrowing costs at home and the US, with improving trade relations between Beijing and Washington aiding risk appetite. Hong Kong shares were little changed.

China’s blue-chip CSI300 Index gained 0.6% to 3,913.85 pts, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4% to 2,989.75 pts.

In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng Index was flat at 26,797.53 pts. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index , which tracks Mainland companies listed in Hong Kong, +0.1%.

Commodities & Currency Pairs (quotes)

Gold Spot »1,502.41USD+0.21+0.01%Dec 021:39AM EDT
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,505.10USD+0.000.00%Sep 197:01PM EDT
Silver Spot »17.92USD-0.09-0.51%Dec 021:39AM EDT
Platinum Spot »940.82USD-2.18-0.23%Dec 021:39AM EDT
Palladium Spot »1,594.40USD-4.35-0.27%Dec 021:39AM EDT
COMEX Copper »2.61USD+0.000.00%Sep 197:01PM EDT
NYMEX Crude Oil »59.12USD-0.22-0.37%Sep 191:37AM EDT
ICE Brent Crude »64.60USD+0.05+0.08%Sep 191:37AM EDT
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »1.68USD+0.00+0.01%Sep 191:18AM EDT
Dubai Crude Spot »62.85USD+0.06+0.10%Dec 021:47AM EDT
ICE Gas Oil »613.25USD-6.75-1.10%Oct 191:36AM EDT
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »1.99USD+0.00+0.13%Sep 191:35AM EDT
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.66USD-0.00-0.15%Sep 191:37AM EDT
ICE NBP Nat Gas »35.11GBP+0.000.00%Sep 197:00PM EDT
CBOT Corn »369.25USC+1.25+0.34%Dec 191:28AM EDT
CBOT Wheat »486.50USC+2.25+0.46%Dec 191:33AM EDT
KCBT Wheat »404.25USC+2.00+0.49%Dec 191:04AM EDT
MGE Spring Wheat »564.00USC-1.25-0.22%Dec 021:00AM EDT
Euronext Milling Wheat »171.00EUR+0.000.00%Dec 1912:29PM EDT
CBOT Soybean »894.50USC+0.75+0.08%Nov 191:37AM EDT
USD »1.0000.0000.00%
EUR »0.90350.0005+0.06%1:49AM EDT
JPY »108.20000.0800+0.07%1:50AM EDT
GBP »0.80060.0008+0.10%1:57AM EDT
CHF »0.99340.0004+0.04%1:49AM EDT
AUD »1.45990.0041+0.28%1:50AM EDT
CAD »1.32540.0013+0.10%1:50AM EDT
CNY »7.0857-0.0048-0.07%1:49AM EDT
HKD »7.82820.0061+0.08%1:49AM EDT
MXN »19.3560-0.0062-0.03%1:50AM EDT
RUB »64.42710.0225+0.03%1:49AM EDT
SEK »9.67880.0095+0.10%1:49AM EDT

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