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Gold prices inched higher on Tuesday, hovering below a seven-week peak hit in the previous session, bolstered by a pullback in U.S. Treasury yields and a weaker dollar. U.S. Treasury yields eased, while the dollar index was up 0.2% but hit its lowest level in about seven weeks earlier in the session.

Technical Resistance: 1789/1800

Technical support: 1773/1765

Market headlines:

  • Dollar licks wounds after drop to seven-week trough amid lower U.S. yields
  • Oil drops from one-month highs on demand fears as virus surges in India
  • UK unemployment falls again under government’s jobs shield
  • USDMYR traded at 4.1167

Economic data:

  • 21 April 2021 Malaysia time 9:30am – Australia Retail Sales (MoM)
  • 21 April 2021 Malaysia time 2:00pm – United Kingdom CPI (MoM) (YoY) (Mar)
  • 21 April 2021 Malaysia time 6:30pm – United Kingdom BoE Gov Bailey Speaks
  • 21 April 2021 Malaysia time 10:00pm – Canada BoC Monetary Policy Report
  • 21 April 2021 Malaysia time 10:30pm – United States Crude Oil Inventories

 

Dollar licks wounds after drop to seven-week trough amid lower U.S. yields

The dollar hovering just above a seven-week low with subdued U.S. bond yields reducing the currency’s yield appeal. The safe-haven greenback got some respite from a pullback in world stocks from record highs as flare ups in coronavirus infections from India to Canada soured the outlook for a quick global recovery.

Oil drops from one-month highs on demand fears as virus surges in India

Crude futures settled lower on Tuesday, pulling back from one-month highs, on fears that India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer, may impose restrictions as coronavirus infections and deaths surge to record highs. It was currently the hardest hit by COVID-19, reported its worst daily death toll on Tuesday, with large parts of the country now under lockdown amid a fast-rising second surge of contagion.

UK unemployment falls again under government’s jobs shield

Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell for a second month in a row to 4.9% in the December-to-February period, most of which the country spent under a tight COVID-19 lockdown. Britain’s economy shrank by almost 10% in 2020, a bigger slump than almost all its European peers, after it locked down later and for longer than many of them. But helped by the fast rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, it is in the process of lifting its third lockdown, there was a marked rise in job vacancies in March, especially in sectors such as hospitality which reopened for outdoor business last week.

 

Source: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, CNBC

 

 

黄金现货

金价周二小幅上涨,徘徊在前一交易日触及的七周高点下方,这得益于美国国债收益率回落和美元疲软。美国国债收益率回落,美元指数上涨0.2%,但盘中触及约七个星期前的最低水平。

技术阻力:1789/1800

技术支持 :1773/1765

主要头条:

  • 美国国债收益率下降,美元跌至七周低点后小幅回升
  • 印度单日新增新冠感染病例激增,油价从一个月高点回落
  • 英国失业率意外再度下降
  • 美元兑马币交易 RM 4.1167

 

经济数据:

  • 2021年4月21日,马来西亚时间 9:30 am – 澳大利亚零售数据(MoM)
  • 2021年4月21日,马来西亚时间 2:00 pm – 英国CPI(MoM)(YoY)(3月)
  • 2021年4月21日,马来西亚时间 6:30 pm – 英国央行行长贝利发表
  • 2021年4月21日,马来西亚时间10:00 pm – 加拿大央行货币政策报告
  • 2021年4月21日,马来西亚时间10:30 pm – 美国原油库存

美国国债收益率下降,美元跌至七周低点后小幅回升

美元徘徊在略高于七周低点上方,美国债券收益率下降,降低了该货币的收益率吸引力。由于印度和加拿大的冠状病毒感染激增,全球股市从创纪录的高位回落,使避险货币有了回升的机会。

印度单日新增新冠感染病例激增,油价从一个月高点回落

原油期货周二收盘走低,从一个月高位回落。印度是世界第三大石油进口国,因为冠状病毒感染和死亡人数飙升至历史新高,可能会施加限制而照成了市场的担忧。目前印度是COVID-19的重灾区,周二报告了最严重的每日死亡人数,该国大部分地区由于第二次蔓延迅速蔓延而目前处于封锁状态。

英国失业率意外再度下降

在12月至2月期间,英国的失业率出乎意料地连续第二个月下降至4.9%,其中大部分是在COVID-19紧缩政策下度过的。英国锁定经济的时间比其他许多欧洲国家都要长,而到2020年,英国的经济萎缩了将近10%,跌幅超过了几乎所有欧洲同行。但是,由于迅速推出了COVID-19疫苗,英国正在解除第三次封锁,3月的职位空缺显着增加,尤其是在接待业等部门,该部门上周重新开放了户外业务。

 

资料来源: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, CNBC