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Gold Settles Lower As Riskier Assets Rise On Trade Hopes, Jobs Data

Gold prices drifted lower on Friday as traders went for riskier assets such as equities thanks to upbeat U.S. monthly jobs data and rising optimism about a phase one U.S.-China trade deal. The dollar’s strong uptick contributed as well to the yellow metal’s decline. The dollar index rose to 97.84 and was last seen hovering around 97.70, up more than 0.3% from previous close. Gold futures for February ended down $18.00, or about 1.2%, at $1,465.10 an ounce. On Thursday, gold futures for February ended up $2.90, or 0.2%, at $1,483.10 an ounce. Gold futures shed about 0.5% in the week. Silver futures for March ended down $0.463 at $16.596 an ounce, while Copper futures for March settled at $2.7250 per pound, up $0.0620 from previous close. In trade news, China said it would waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States. The tariff waivers were based on applications by individual firms for U.S. soybeans and pork imports, the finance ministry said in a statement, but didn’t not specify the quantities involved. The waiver of 25% tariffs comes two weeks before a critical decision on the fate of the December 15 tariff increases. On…

U.S. Wholesale Inventories Inch Up Less Than Expected In October

Wholesale inventories in the U.S. crept up by slightly less than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories inched up by 0.1 percent in October after falling by a revised 0.7 percent in September. Economists had expected inventories to rise by 0.2 percent compared to the 0.4 percent drop originally reported for the previous month. Inventories of non-durable goods climbed by 0.7 percent in October after tumbling by 1.3 percent in September, but inventories of durable goods fell by 0.3 percent for the second straight month. Meanwhile, the report said wholesale sales slid by 0.7 percent in October after edging down by 0.1 percent in September. The continued decrease in wholesale sales came as sales of durable goods fell by 0.6 percent and sales of non-durable goods slumped by 0.9 percent. With inventories rising and sales falling, the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers ticked up to 1.37 in October from 1.36 in September. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Surge In U.S. Non-farm Payrolls Lifts Dollar

The U.S. dollar was notably higher against its major trading partners in the European session on Friday, as the economy created much more jobs than forecast in the month of November, supporting hopes for the Federal Reserve to keep policy unchanged when it meets next week. Data from the Labor Department showed that U.S. job growth was in a substantial acceleration in November. The report said non-farm payroll employment surged by 266,000 jobs in November after climbing by an upwardly revised 156,000 jobs in October. Economists had expected an increase of about 180,000 jobs compared to the addition of 128,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent in November from 3.6 percent in October. The unemployment rate was expected to remain unchanged. The Federal Reserve’s final rate setting meeting of the year is due next week. The Central Bank is expected to keep rates on hold at 1.50-1.75 percent. Investors focused on developments in China-U.S. trade front after President Donald Trump commented that the talks were “moving right along.” Trump’s remarks came after Beijing asserted that some U.S. tariffs should be rolled back as part of an interim deal. U.S. Treasury Secretary…

*U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index Climbs To 99.2 In December

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index Climbs To 99.2 In December The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

U.S. Employment Soars Amid Return Of Striking GM Workers

Job growth in the U.S. showed a substantial acceleration in the month of November, according to a closely watched report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment surged up by 266,000 jobs in November after climbing by an upwardly revised 156,000 jobs in October. Economists had expected an increase of about 180,000 jobs compared to the addition of 128,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month. The much stronger than expected job growth was partly due to a rebound in manufacturing employment, which climbed by 54,000 jobs in November after falling by 43,000 jobs in October amid the return of striking General Motors (GM) workers. The Labor Department also pointed to notable job gains in the healthcare and professional and technical services industries. With the stronger than expected job growth, the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent in November from 3.6 percent in October. The unemployment rate was expected to remain unchanged. The unexpected decrease pulled the unemployment rate back down to the nearly 50-year low originally hit in September. The drop by the unemployment rate came as a muted 83,000-person rise in the household survey measure of employment outpaced an even weaker…

*U.S. Dollar Rallies To 108.92 Against Yen After Jobs Data

U.S. Dollar Rallies To 108.92 Against Yen After Jobs Data The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Gold 12.06.2019 – Gold is near multi-pivot supporrt at $1.57, more downside yet to come

Gold has been trading downside after the NFP news today. In my opinion, it confirmed another down cycle and eventual test of $1.452 and $1.446. My advice is to watch for selling opportunities on the rallies on lower frames (5-15 time-frames). MACD oscillator is showing increase on the downside momentum, which is good sign that sellers are in control and that selling on the rallies is preferable strategy for today.Resistance levels are seen at $1.471 and $1.480. Support levels are set at $1.452 and $1.446The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

EUR/USD for December 02,2019 – Rejection of the main resistance at 1.1109, potential for downside and test of 1.1029

EUR rejected of our main multi pivot resistance at 1.1109. As I mentioned, after the price reached Pitchfork median line, we would form several smaller swings before new direction. Full focus is now on the support at 1.1066. The potential downside breakout of support may lead for test of 1.1029. MACD oscillator is showing increase on the downside momentum, which is good sign that sellers are in control and that selling on the rallies is preferable strategy for today.The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…