MTECHTIPS:-Gold Prices Gain, Dollar Slips as U.S. Confirms Trade Talks with China

Spread the love

MTECHTIPS:-Gold Prices Gain, Dollar Slips as U.S. Confirms Trade Talks with China

MTECHTIPS-Gold prices traded slightly higher on Friday while the U.S. dollar dropped after White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow confirmed that Chinese and U.S. officials will meet later in August to resume trade talks. Gold Futures for December delivery rose 0.03% to $1,184.2 per troy ounce at 12:08 AM ET (04:08 GMT) on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, while the U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against six currencies slid by 0.03% to 96.45. “The ‘risk on’ mood generated by news of the U.S.-China trade talks is weighing on the dollar, while prompting some buy backs of the euro, which has been hit earlier this week by Turkish concerns,” said Shin Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays(LON:BARC ). “Next week, the main focus will likely shift to U.S.-China trade issues from Turkey with the Chinese delegation visiting Washington and as $16 billion in new tariffs on Chinese good are due to take effect,” he added