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MKS: Gold Support Around $1,210-$1,220 Should Restrict Declines

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Spot gold remains above chart support that starts around $1,220 an ounce, says MKS (Switzerland) S.A. “Trade concerns between the U.S. and China remain elevated and the ongoing U.S.-Saudi tensions are likely to continue to underpin a bid tone for bullion over the near term,” MKS says. “Supportive price action around $1,210-$1,220 should restrict declines amid current global political uncertainty, while a test through $1,230-$1,235 will likely squeeze further shorts out of the market and see gold toward $1,250.” Just before 8:30 a.m. EDT, spot gold was down $3.40 to $1,223.10 an ounce.

By Allen Sykora of Kitco News; asykora@kitco.com

 

BBH: U.S. Treasury Yields, Global Stocks In Focus

Monday October 22, 2018 08:44

Investors will be closing watching U.S. yields and global equity markets this week, says Brown Brothers Harriman. Asian shares rallied Monday, led by a 4.1% rise in the Shanghai Composite as policymakers in the country rolled out more measures to support the economy and equity market. The government also cut personal income taxes. U.S. stock-index futures were pointing to a slightly higher open on Wall Street. “Meanwhile, the U.S. 10-year yield is edging higher and topped 3.20% Friday before stalling out,” BBH says. “Italian bonds continue to underperform, though the 10-year spread to Germany remains below last week’s high near 327 bp [basis points].The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book is scheduled for release Wednesday ahead of a Nov. 8 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. “While this report is not market-moving, we would expect an upbeat picture of the economy to emerge,” BBH says.

By Allen Sykora of Kitco News; asykora@kitco.com

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