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Title: Gold Down, but Heads towards Fourth Weekly Gain over Powell Reassurance

Jul 16, 2021 12:23AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Gold has become down on Friday morning in Asia but have become headed for a fourth consecutive weekly gain. The yellow metal has become boosted through manner of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s insistence that any inflation can be transitory and that the major monetary group may hold to help the economy.

Gold futures inched down 0.05% to $1,828.10 through the manner of 12:20 AM ET (4:20 AM GMT) but gained 1.2% so far this week. The dollar, generally actions inversely to gold, inched down on Friday.

Powell’s feedback was given in the course of his second day of testimony in advance of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Thursday, in which he repeated his pledge of “powerful help” for the U.S. economic restoration from COVID-19.

However, investors extensively expect that the Fed will begin asset tapering through manner of manner of the give up of 2022. Some even predicted an interest charge hike as early as 2022 but said that cutting-edge COVID-19 outbreaks associated with the Delta model stay the maximum vital economic risk.

Meanwhile, Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) Corp said on Thursday its second-vicinity gold production fell 5.4% from the previous vicinity. Planned renovation shutdowns at Nevada Gold Mine in the U.S. and Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic contributed to the decline.

In distinct precious metals, silver has become flat and palladium inched up 0.1%, even as platinum inched down 0.1%.

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