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

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


FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Dip

Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines, the US and China have a deal in the works, as President Trump meeting China’s chief negotiator Vice Premier Liu Friday in Washington, DC.

Growth in China’s new home prices fell to a 9-month low in January as broader economic weakness increasingly weighs on the property sector.

The Fed’s promise in January to be “patient” about further interest rate hikes, putting a 3-year-old process of policy tightening on hold, calmed markets after weeks of turmoil that wiped out trillions of dollars of household wealth. As they have done before when Americans have gotten ‘too wealthy’ in its eyes.

In Asia

Gold: Gold rebounded after falling more than 1% Thursday, with spot gold trading up about 0.2% at $1,326.30 oz.

Energy: NYMEX WTI Crude Oil dipped 0.2% to $56.85 bbl, and ICE Brent Crude Oil shed 0.2% to $66.92 bbl.

Equities: Shares in Asia slipped Friday as a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighed further signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan fell as more markets opened across the region, dipping 0.1%

Chinese blue-chip shares were down 0.1% in late-morning trade after briefly breaking into positive territory.

Seoul’s Kospi lost 0.3%. Shares in Taiwan were also 0.3% lower.

Japan’s Nikkei was down 0.4% after data showed core consumer inflation accelerated slightly in January but remained far from the central bank’s 2% target, underscoring the fragility of the country’s economic recovery.

Australian shares gained 0.4%.

Currencies: .DXY, which tracks the Buck Vs a basket of 6 peers, was steady at 96.602

USD up Vs JPY to 110.73, EUR slightly higher to buy $1.1337.

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

NYMEX Crude Oil »57.12 USD+0.16+0.28%Mar 191:59AM EST
ICE Brent Crude »67.23 USD+0.16+0.24%Feb 197:00PM EST
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »1.61 USD-0.00-0.01%Feb 191:54AM EST
Dubai Crude Spot »67.52 USD+0.34+0.50%Dec 022:10AM EST
ICE Gas Oil »622.50 USD+1.50+0.24%Mar 197:00PM EST
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »2.04 USD+0.00+0.01%Feb 191:55AM EST
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.69 USD-0.01-0.41%Feb 191:59AM EST
ICE NBP Nat Gas »45.66 GBP+0.000.00%Feb 197:00PM EST
Gold Spot »1,325.42USD+2.31+0.17%Dec 027:00PM EST
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,324.20USD+0.70+0.05%Feb 1910:33PM EST
Silver Spot »15.82USD+0.00+0.03%Dec 027:00PM EST
Platinum Spot »826.61USD+7.61+0.92%Dec 027:00PM EST
Palladium Spot »1,477.65USD+9.15+0.62%Dec 027:00PM EST
COMEX Copper »2.90USD+0.000.00%Feb 197:01PM EST
CBOT Corn »376.75USC+1.25+0.33%Mar 191:45AM EST
CBOT Wheat »488.75USC+2.25+0.46%Mar 192:00AM EST
KCBT Wheat »458.25USC+3.00+0.65%Mar 191:48AM EST
MGE Spring Wheat »559.75USC+2.00+0.36%Mar 191:54AM EST
Euronext Milling Wheat »195.00EUR+0.000.00%Mar 197:00PM EST
CBOT Soybean »911.75USC+0.75+0.08%Mar 191:57AM EST

Have a terrific weekend.

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