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Gold hits 6-week low hit by firm dollar, ETF eases

Gold prices fell to a six-week low on Tuesday, with firmness in the dollar sapping demand as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting starting later in the day and its economic outlook.

The dollar was firmer against the euro and most other major currencies except the yen after a broad sell-off in U.S. stocks on Monday raised doubts about the economic recovery, with gloomy World Bank forecasts adding to weak market sentiment.

Gold has often benefited from a similar sense of investor risk aversion, but traders said the dollar’s strength was instead weighing on bullion at the moment.

A stronger dollar also makes dollar-denominated assets appear more expensive.

“Right now, market players are closely watching the dollar given … read more ->

Gold recovers to $930 but weak stocks limit gains

TOKYO – Gold clawed back above $930 an ounce on Tuesday, after falling by more than $30 from last week’s peak of $965 on a rally in the dollar, which had led to a shift of funds out of commodities.

While light physical buying has stopped gold’s fall at around $925, investors are cautious about buying aggressively given renewed weakness in global stock markets and after the euro hit its lowest level in almost a month against the dollar.

Gold had risen to $932,10 an ounce by 0542 GMT, up 0.5 percent from New York’s notional close of $927,85. It was down 3,4 percent from last week’s peak of $965,25.

Earlier this month, bullion rose towards $1 000 an ounce … read more ->

Gold vs. Euros: The Non-Dollar Choice

Gold has now doubled since the Euro first got where it stands against the Dollar today…

SINCE THIS decade’s Dollar Decline first pushed the Euro above $1.35 in late 2004 – a level it reclaimed this week – the price of gold has gone on to double for both US and Eurozone citizens.

American investors and savers would have been much better off Buying Gold instead of Euros, in other words, as would everyone else. And looking ahead, “These days, currency weakness, relative to other currencies, matters less for gold,” reckons Standard Bank’s Walter de Wet.

“All major currencies are being devalued, and as a result – and on a relative basis – currencies are trading in the same ranges … read more ->