The U.S. dollar has been stealing gold's thunder again as it took on a role of a safe-haven, with analysts warning to keep a close eye on the $1,269 level, which if broken can be a gateway to even lower prices. The yellow metal has been struggling this week as equities rebounded, the U.S. dollar climbed higher, and geopolitical tensions seemed to favor the dollar over gold. June Comex gold futures were last trading at $1,273.60, down 0.29% on the day. "We've seen a pretty strong dollar index, a resurgence in risk appetite, and we've had a move higher in the U.S. yields," TD Securities head...

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All eyes in the gold market will be on meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee and other central banks this week, as well as the monthly U.S. jobs report on Friday, says Commerzbank. Fed rate hikes or hawkish commentary, as well as strong jobs data, tend to undercut gold, and vice-versa. However, rate hikes in other nations could help gold by hurting the U.S. dollar. œMarket...

Main Street has joined Wall Street in calling for gold prices to move lower in the short term, according to the Kitco News weekly survey. This is only the third time all year that voters in both surveys were bearish, including the second time in less than a month. Eighteen market professionals took part in the survey. There were nine votes, or 50%, calling for gold prices to fall. There were...

Wall Street looks for the recent slide in gold prices to continue, while the largest block of Main Street voters is bullish, according to the Kitco News weekly survey. Nineteen market professionals took part in the survey. There were 12 votes, or 63%, calling for gold prices to fall. There were four votes, or 21%, calling for gold to rise, while three voters, or 16%, look for a sideways...

INTL FCStone looks for gold prices to perform better in July than they did during a 'miserable' month for the metal in June. Analysts expressed surprise that gold fell last month, considering the dollar index 'flatlined,' Treasury yields fell, inflation picked up in the U.S. and Europe and equity markets were wobbly. They chalked up gold's declines to the general rout in commodities. In a...

The second largest bank in America sees further upside potential in the U.S. dollar, but it is also not changing its forecast for gold or silver. In a report Monday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), reiterated their forecast for gold prices to average the fourth quarter around $1,400 an ounce. At the same time, the bank sees silver prices averaging $17.50 in the final three...

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