Wednesday, 23 May 2018 01:40 WIB |
PRECIOUS METALS |GOLDEMASEmas berjangka
Gold futures ended with a gain on Tuesday as the dollar pulled back from multimonth highs, but the precious metal still hovered near the lowest levels of the year.
June gold climbed $1.10, or about 0.1%, to settle at $1,292 an ounce. That™s more than $10 up from the $1,281.20 it grazed at one point Monday, the lowest intraday level since December. July silver meanwhile, tacked on 5.5 cents, or 0.3% to $16.575 an ounce.
Gold continued to slog near chart lows, gathering little momentum from the still-swirling geopolitical factors around Iran oil, China trade and North Korea diplomacy.
For now, focus in the gold market remains on overall strength in the dollar and the U.S.-favored interest-rate differential over other economic powerhouses. Investors are looking ahead to Wednesday™s release of Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting minutes and any signals within those notes for the likelihood of a rate increase next month and beyond.