Gold Spot Breaches A Seven-Year High Over Dismal U.S. Economic Figures

  • May 18, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

The gold spot once again breaches the seven-year high with spot prices touching USD 1,764.73 per ounce (as on 18 May 2020 5:46 PM AEST).

An array of dismal U.S. economic figures and prevailing market sentiments propel spot:

  • CPI index falls by 0.8 per cent for April 2020.
  • Core CPI declines by 0.4 per cent for April 2020.
  • Core PPI and PPI for April witness a plunge of 0.3 per cent and 1.3 per cent, respectively.
  • Weekly unemployment claims soar to 2.9 million against market consensus of 2.5 million; however, improved against the previous peak of 6.6 million.


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