Gold Trades Under $1,500, but Remains Supported Over Weak China GDP, Brexit Deal Uncertainties - Forex News by FX Leaders
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Gold Trades Under $1,500, but Remains Supported Over Weak China GDP, Brexit Deal Uncertainties

Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Gold prices are trading steady after climbing higher earlier in the Asian session following the release of a weaker than expected Q3 GDP out of China. At the time of writing, GOLD is trading at a little above $1,492.

On Thursday, optimism in the markets surrounding a successful announcement of a Brexit deal between Britain and the EU dampened the appeal of the safe haven asset. On Friday, uncertainty around getting the Brexit deal passed through the UK parliament can extend some upward pressure on gold as Johnson tries to reason with his opponents less than two weeks before the Brexit deadline.

Gold prices were also supported by disappointing economic data releases from the US on Wednesday, which revealed that retail sales declined for the first time in seven months during September. Meanwhile, concerns around the trade negotiations between the US and China continue to support gold prices as the uncertainty on their trade deal also remains high.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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