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

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


FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Flat, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Lower

Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of Congress

US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago.

President Trump in Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim.

In Asia

Gold: Gold seeing profit taking in here.

  • Spot gold lost 0.1% to $1,326.36 oz
  • US gold futures were steady at $1,330 as USD is flat.

On the technical front, gold is expected to retest a support at $1,321 oz, a break below that mark could then see $1,311, according to my work

Holdings in the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), fell Monday.

Energy: Crude Oil lower Tuesday to extend losses of more than 3% from the prior session, easing after President Trump called on OPEC to rein in its efforts to boost prices.

  • ICE Brent Crude Oil futures were at $64.70 bbl at 0728 GMT, -6c, or 0.1% from Monday’s close.
  • NYMEX WTI Crude Oil futures were at $55.26 bbl, -22c, or 0.4%

Tweeting Monday, President Trump expressed concern about prices and repeated his previous calls on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to keep prices steady.

Equities: Asian shares off Tuesday after marking 5-month highs, as investors waited to see if Washington and Beijing can clinch a trade deal.

Spread-betters pointed to a weak start for Europe with futures for London’s FTSE off 0.6% even as fears of a no-deal BREXIT faded.

US stock futures were down too, with E-Minis for the S&P 500 falling 0.4%.

Australian shares lost 0.9%, weighed by energy stocks as Crude Oil prices.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan fell 0.5% from its highest since mid-September as US and Chinese negotiators work to hammer out a deal that would end a protracted tit-for-tat tariff battle.

Currencies: The GBP advanced on hopes UK Prime Minister Theresa May will delay the BREXIT deadline.

USD fell against the safe-haven JPY from its highest since late December. The Buck was last at 110.77.

.DXY was flat at 96.399 against a basket of peer currencies.

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

NYMEX Crude Oil »55.24 USD-0.24-0.43%Mar 193:02AM EST
ICE Brent Crude »64.67 USD-0.09-0.14%Feb 197:00PM EST
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »1.54 USD-0.00-0.01%Feb 192:41AM EST
Dubai Crude Spot »64.69 USD-0.18-0.28%Dec 023:12AM EST
ICE Gas Oil »606.25 USD-0.75-0.12%Mar 197:00PM EST
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »1.98 USD+0.00+0.11%Feb 192:58AM EST
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.85 USD+0.01+0.49%Feb 192:56AM EST
ICE NBP Nat Gas »43.76 GBP-0.32-0.73%Feb 197:00PM EST
Gold Spot »1,325.01USD-2.05-0.15%Dec 027:00PM EST
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,323.90USD-2.00-0.15%Feb 193:10AM EST
Silver Spot »15.83USD-0.06-0.37%Dec 027:00PM EST
Platinum Spot »846.00USD-3.00-0.35%Dec 027:00PM EST
Palladium Spot »1,530.50USD-10.50-0.69%Dec 027:00PM EST
COMEX Copper »2.95USD+0.000.00%Feb 197:01PM EST
CBOT Corn »370.75USC+0.25+0.07%Mar 193:14AM EST
CBOT Wheat »465.25USC-1.50-0.32%Mar 193:11AM EST
KCBT Wheat »442.75USC+0.50+0.11%Mar 193:09AM EST
MGE Spring Wheat »562.50USC+1.50+0.27%Mar 193:01AM EST
Euronext Milling Wheat »193.75EUR+0.000.00%Mar 197:00PM EST
CBOT Soybean »908.50USC-3.25-0.36%Mar 193:14AM EST

Stay tuned…

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