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Gold drops to 7-month low

Gold tumbled to the lowest level in seven months as a result of a stronger dollar after the Federal Reserve released minutes of the policy meeting held last month. The minutes showed that the Fed’s FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) signalled that the current asset purchase program may be slowed down or even end soon. The current quantitative easing measures include $85 billion a month...

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February 21, 2013 @ 8:06 am

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Oil prices drop due to high inventories, falling demand

Despite unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, there have been economic worries and concerns about an oversupply of oil inventories. This led to oil prices trading lower on Monday, down from a four-month high last Thursday. The CFD for crude is down to $95.50 in the Europe session today, trading sideways since its decline from Thursday’s high of $96.48. Meanwhile the crude oil...

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January 21, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

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Gold prices decline amid speculation of end of Fed stimulus

Gold prices declined on Monday amid speculation of tighter monetary policy by the United States Federal Reserve. The precious metal came under pressure after Fridays’’ release of the minutes of the FOMC’s December meeting which suggested that the Fed may end stimulus measures. This means it could halt its asset purchase program which was gold-friendly, by the end of this year. Such news...

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January 7, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

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Gold rises on expectations of QE by Federal Reserve

Gold prices moved higher on Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting. The US dollar remains under pressure on expectations of easing by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). There is strong speculation that the Fed will ease further and introduce fresh quantitative easing measures in the way of bond buying.  Such measures tend to have a weakening effect on the US currency...

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December 12, 2012 @ 10:48 am

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