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Gold price ignores 0.9% drop in U.S. durable goods numbers

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(Kitco News) - Gold prices remain under significant pressure and are seeing ittle movement following mixed activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector.  

Thursday, the Commerce Department said that U.S. durable-goods orders fell by 0.9% last month. The data was slightly worse than expected; consensus expectations compiled by various news organizations called for durables to fall 0.6%.

However, stripping out the volatile transportation sector, core durable goods increased 0.4%, in line with expectations.

The gold market is not seeing much movement in reaction to the latest economic data. February gold futures last traded at $1,804 an ounce, down 1.41% on the day. Gold prices are seeing significant selling pressure hawkish comments Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Wednesday.


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Some economists note that while the headline durable goods data was weaker than expected. Revision to November data outweighs the current weakness. November's data was revised up to 3.2% compared to the intitial estiamte of 2.5%.

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