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Gold Spot

Gold prices held steady on Wednesday, underpinned by data showing a rise in consumer prices in the United States and expectations that more fiscal stimulus from a Joe Biden administration could trigger higher inflation.

Technical Resistance: 1872/1895

Technical support: 1830/1820

Market headlines:

  • S. December deficit hits $144 billion, record for the month
  • China’s 2020 crude oil imports jump 7.3% to record on low prices, new refineries
  • Lockdowns in 2021 threaten to slow first-quarter earnings recovery globally
  • USDMYR traded at 4.0415

Economic data:

  • 14 Jan 2021 Malaysia time 3:00 pm – German GDP (QoQ)
  • 14 Jan 2021 Malaysia time 8:30 pm – ECB Monetary Policy Statement
  • 14 Jan 2021 Malaysia time 9:30 pm – U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

U.S. December deficit hits $144 billion, record for the month

The U.S. government posted a December budget deficit of $144 billion – a record for the month – due to far higher outlays with coronavirus relief spending and unemployment benefits, while revenues ticked slightly higher, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday. Receipts for the month rose 3% from a year earlier to $346 billion, while outlays were up 40% to $490 billion.

China’s 2020 crude oil imports jump 7.3% to record on low prices, new refineries

China’s total crude oil imports surged 7.3% in 2020 despite the coronavirus shock early in the year, with record arrivals in the second and third quarter amid plunging oil prices and expanding refineries, data showed on Thursday. For 2020, the world’s top oil buyer brought in a record 542.37 tonnes of crude oil, or 10.85 million barrels per day (bpd).

Lockdowns in 2021 threaten to slow first-quarter earnings recovery globally

A major chunk of the global recovery in companies’ earnings expected in the first quarter is at risk of being pushed back further as lockdowns and mobility restrictions in several countries cloud hopes of a swifter economic rebound, investment banks said. China announced lockdowns in four cities and European countries unveiled tighter and longer coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, denting back-to-normal hopes and sparking worries about further economic damage in 2021.

 

Source: Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters

黄金现货

金价周三持稳,因数据显示美国消费者物价上涨,且预期拜登政府出台更多财政刺激措施可能推动通胀上升。

技术阻力:1872/1895

技术支持 :1830/1820

主要头条:

  • 美国12月贸易赤字达到1440亿美元
  • 新炼油厂预计中国2020年原油进口将增长3%达到历史新低
  • 2021年的封锁可能威胁全球第一季度收益恢复速度
  • 美元兑马币交易 RM 4.0415

 

经济数据:

  • 1月14日马来西亚时间 3:00 pm- 德国GDP季率(%) (季度环比)
  • 1月14日马来西亚时间 8:30 pm- 欧洲央行行长拉加德(Christine Lagarde)讲话
  • 1月14日马来西亚时间 9:30 pm- 美国初请失业金人数

 

美国12月贸易赤字达到1440亿美元

美国财政部周三表示,美国政府公布的12月预算赤字为1440亿美元,创下本月纪录,这是由于冠状病毒救济支出和失业救济金的支出大大增加,而收入略有上升。 本月的收入较上年同期增长3%,至3,460亿美元,而支出则增长40%,至4,900亿美元。

新炼油厂预计中国2020年原油进口将增长7.3%达到历史新低

周四公布的数据显示,尽管今年早些时候发生了冠状病毒冲击,但中国的原油总进口量在2020年仍增长了7.3%,由于油价暴跌和精炼厂的扩张,第二季度和第三季度的到货数量创下了纪录。 2020年,全球最大的石油购买国带来了创纪录的542.37吨原油,即每天1085万桶(桶/天)。

2021年的封锁可能威胁全球第一季度收益恢复速度

投资银行表示,由于一些国家的锁定和流动性限制笼罩了经济迅速复苏的希望,预计全球第一季度公司盈利复苏的主要部分可能会被进一步推迟。 中国宣布封锁四个城市,欧洲国家周三公布了更严格,更长时间的冠状病毒限制,这使人们无法恢复正常的希望,并引发了人们对2021年经济进一步恶化的担忧。

 

资料来源: Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters