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Gold and Silver Prices Ricocheted on Higher Crude Rates

Monday– Gold prices kick back after a four-month low in the previous sessions. After the Easter holiday, investors returned to trading where bullion gained extra popularity on higher crude rates.

In the previous session, spot gold dropped to $1,270.63. It was gold’s lowest since Dec. 27, 2018. Then at 0325 GMT, it rose 0.4 percent at $1,279.48 per ounce. And futures of U.S. gold was up 0.5 percent at $1,281.70 an ounce.

On the other hand, metal marks its fourth successive weekly drop. It declined 1.2 percent in the previous week.

According to the analyst of Phillip Futures, Benjamin Lu, “Gold prices last week have suffered from a very sharp decline.”

A senior market analyst with OANDA, Jeffrey Halley transcribed, Gold has climbed slightly.” He also added, “With regional equity markets possibly coming under pressure today as a result, gold could be a principal beneficiary in today’s session.”

Taking the metal’s gain was an increased dollar. This was taken against the British pound when data presented that the economic growth of the United States may elevate in the first quarter.

Thursday’s data presented the current explanation on the economic growth of U.S. retail sales after its false start in the first quarter. It marked up the most in 1-1/2 years in March.

Last Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stated that speculators shift to a net short position in COMEX in the week to April 16. Aside from that, investors remained on ducking their exposure to gold.

Meanwhile, the world’s biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust’s stocks fell to 751.68 on Thursday. This was the lowest level of SPDR since Oct. 26.

Metal’s Gain

Silver was almost 1 percent higher, to $15.07 per ounce. Then, rising 0.5 percent, platinum was to trade at $906.80. And Palladium, who escalated to its highest in over two weeks at $1,424.50, stayed at $1,422.19. As a result, the metal reached its highest level in over a week at $906.80.

Moreover, due to the rising tension between Iran and the United States, metal’s gain surge in oil prices. Iran was supposed to declare a blanket ban on Iranian oil imports worldwide.

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