You’ll be Amazed – Metals and Dollar Changes Since 2009

Gold climbed as oil prices increased and on signs of more physical purchases from Asia. Platinum and palladium rose.

Brent crude advanced for the second time in three days, as a rout to the lowest since 2009 prompted by OPEC’s failure to curb production faltered. Gold traders often track the cost of oil, which can impact consumer costs and inflation.

“Crude is more positive, which means gold should be supported,” Sin said today by phone. “Physical demand overall is quite robust. Bargain hunters will come in every time we see a dip.”

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index reached the highest since 2009 before data on Dec. 5 that may show American employers added more than 200,000 jobs for a 10th month, boosting the case for tighter US monetary policy.

“The expectation for the US economic recovery to continue, and the lower inflation outlook because of falling oil prices will keep precious metals under pressure,” Mark To, head of research at Wing Fung Financial Group, a trader and refiner in Hong Kong, wrote in a note. “Investors will keep an eye out for the US payroll report.”


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