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The Gold (en) days are over - Tuesday Review, August 11

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
A possible steady economic recovery made most markets move positively

The US

Investors lost hope in an economic recovery as the Congress members didn’t reach a consensus regarding the new stimulus package. USA30 fell 0.37%, while USA500 lost 0.79%. TECH100 shed 1.69%. 

Yesterday Gold lost 5.35% and settled at $1,921.65 per ounce, marking its most significant drop in seven years. 

Oil rose 0.38% to $41.77 per barrel, while Brent added 0.52% and settled at $44.73. 

Asia and Australia

The Asian markets were up yesterday, as the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that the consumer price index gained 2.7%. HongKong45 jumped by 2.24%.

Japan225 rose 1.88%.

Australia200 rose 1%.

USD/JPY gained 0.22% to 106.19.


European markets were moved by the positive data received from China. From the investors' point of view, a steady economic recovery is in sight. Europe50 rose 1.6%.

UK100 climbed 1.8% even though in three months, 220,000 people lost their jobs due to the pandemic. It is the most significant quarterly drop since 2009.  

Germany30 gained 2.04%.

EUR/USD added 0.22% to 1.1762.

EUR/GBP was up 0.13% to 0.8989.

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.