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

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


FLASH: Gold Up , USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Down

Notes: Gold scaled a near 2-week high Wednesday, after reclaiming the Key $1,300 mark in the prior session, as investors opted for the safe-haven precious Yellow metal after British lawmakers rejected an amended exit deal, while a weaker uSD lent further support.

Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!”

In Asia

Gold: The dip in USD helped gold reach its highest mark in weeks and it was last at $1,305.09 oz as of this report. 

Gold may test a resistance at $1,307 oz, a break above which could lead to a gain into the range of $1,310-$1,313.

Reflecting investors sentiment, holdings in the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, rose about 0.4% Tuesday.

Energy: Crude Oil prices rose Wednesday, driven up by ongoing supply cuts from producer OPEC and US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.

  • ICE Brent Crude Oil futures were at $66.85 bbl at 0341 GMT, +18c, or 0.3%, from Tuesday’s close,
  • WTI Crude Oil futures were at $57.12 bbl, +25c, or 0.5%, from their last close.

US Crude Oil production is expected to average about 12.30-M BPD in Y 2019, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday.

Equities: Asian shares drifted lower Wednesday as a risk-off mood settled on markets, while the GBP awaited its fate ahead of yet another make-or-break parliamentary vote on BREXIT.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan eased 0.45% in slow trade.

Japan’s Nikkei .N225 led the retreat with a fall of 1.2% as data showed domestic machinery orders fell in January at the fastest pace in four months.

Shanghai blue chips .CSI300 slipped 0.5% following 2 days of gainers.

E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were off 0.2% and spread betters pointed to opening losses for the main European bourses.

Currencies: USD drifted off to 111.28 JPY, the EUR marked time at $1.1287 having bounced from last week’s 20-month low of $1.1174.

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

NYMEX Crude Oil »57.19 USD+0.32+0.56%Mar 191:17AM EDT
ICE Brent Crude »66.90 USD+0.23+0.34%Mar 198:00PM EDT
NYMEX RBOB Gasoline »1.83 USD+0.01+0.56%Mar 191:17AM EDT
Dubai Crude Spot »67.20 USD+0.08+0.12%Dec 021:24AM EDT
ICE Gas Oil »610.50 USD+2.50+0.41%Apr 198:00PM EDT
NYMEX No2 Heating Oil »1.99 USD+0.00+0.12%Mar 191:00AM EDT
NYMEX Nat Gas »2.79 USD+0.01+0.25%Mar 191:18AM EDT
ICE NBP Nat Gas »40.73 GBP+0.000.00%Mar 198:00PM EDT
Gold Spot »1,304.38USD+2.62+0.20%Dec 028:00PM EDT
COMEX 100oz Gold »1,296.30USD+0.000.00%Mar 197:01PM EDT
Silver Spot »15.43USD-0.01-0.06%Dec 028:00PM EDT
Platinum Spot »835.46USD-2.04-0.24%Dec 028:00PM EDT
Palladium Spot »1,537.97USD-3.61-0.23%Dec 028:00PM EDT
COMEX Copper »2.92USD-0.00-0.17%Mar 1912:32AM EDT
CBOT Corn »356.25USC-0.25-0.07%Mar 199:45PM EDT
CBOT Wheat »446.25USC+0.000.00%Mar 1912:00PM EDT
KCBT Wheat »435.75USC+0.000.00%Mar 191:00AM EDT
MGE Spring Wheat »552.25USC+0.000.00%Mar 1912:16AM EST
Euronext Milling Wheat »184.25EUR+0.000.00%May 198:00PM EDT
CBOT Soybean »884.75USC+0.000.00%Mar 195:31PM EDT

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