GOLD TRADING FORECAST TODAY
INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS
- Gold prices slid to almost two-week lows on Wednesday, pressured lower by a firmer dollar. Gold futures for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange were down 0.55% at $1,218.6 a troy ounce by 1:40 AM ET (05:40 GMT). The yellow metal has risen about 2.4% so far in October, the biggest monthly gain since January.
- Oil is likely to stay above $75 a barrel, fueled by supply disruptions exacerbated by U.S. sanctions on Iran, but further gains could be limited as economists and analysts see demand growth slowing next year due to trade wars and economic weakness. A survey of 46 economists and analysts forecast Brent crude (LCOc1) to average $76.88 a barrel in 2019, up from the $73.75 forecast in September.
- U.S. crude oil inventories rose less than expected last week, the Energy Information Administration said in its weekly report on Wednesday. The EIA data showed that crude oil inventories increased by 3.22 million barrels in the week to October 26. That was compared to forecasts for a stockpile build of 4.11 million barrels, after a build of 6.35 million barrels in the previous week.
- If you are looking to save the environment, address racial or gender discrimination, fight for human rights or tackle corruption, it looks like you have some unlikely allies: Money managers. Do not scoff. The biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends is out, and the numbers are eye-popping. There is now $12 trillion in money being managed in the United States with an eye to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria, according to the report by the US SIF, a nonprofit hub for sustainable investing. That is up 38 percent in just two years, from $8.7 trillion in 2016.
- Germany should step up efforts to attract more citizens from other EU states, five million of whom have boosted the country’s economy by an average of 0.2 percent per year since 2011, the DIW economic institute said on Wednesday. Most arrivals have been young, well qualified and active in the labor market, where they have filled many vacant positions and boosted consumer demand, it said in a study.
- Turkey will cut taxes in several sectors including automotives, white goods and furnitures, and will continue to take measures to bring down inflation, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Wednesday. Turkey will also continue its lower tax regime in housing sales, Albayrak said, hours after the central bank sharply raised its inflation forecasts for this year and the next.
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