Gold rose on Tuesday, on growing fears of a coronavirus resurgence in some countries and prospects of Sino-US tensions flaring further, though gains were capped by a stronger dollar.
Spot gold was up 0.4 per cent at $1,702.69 per ounce by 0804 GMT. US gold futures climbed 0.5 per cent to $1,705.90 per ounce. The new wave of infections is “priced through the fact that markets are looking at negative (US) interest rates,” ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes said, adding that the market was expecting some additional support from the Federal Reserve. However, “we have (also) had a little bit of a rally in the US dollar, which certainly crimps investor appetite.”
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