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Gold Spot

Gold held steady on Tuesday as market awaits a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for cues on its monetary policy outlook, while a firmer dollar weighed on the metal’s appeal. The dollar edged up, making gold less alluring for other currency holders, while benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield held close to the 1.570% level.

Technical Resistance: 1778/1787

Technical support: 1766/1756

Market headlines:

  • S. consumer confidence soars to 14-month high; house prices accelerate
  • Biden administration offers $8.25 billion in loans for power grid
  • Japan’s retail sales rise at fastest pace in five months
  • USDMYR traded at 4.1023

Economic data:

  • 28 April 2021 Malaysia time 9:30am – Australia CPI (QoQ)(YoY) (Q1)
  • 28 April 2021 Malaysia time 10:00pm– ECB President Lagarde Speaks
  • 28 April 2021 Malaysia time 10:30pm – United States Crude Oil Inventories

U.S. consumer confidence soars to 14-month high; house prices accelerate

U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a 14-month high in April as increased vaccinations against COVID-19 and additional fiscal stimulus allowed for more services businesses to reopen, boosting demand and hiring by companies. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index raced to a reading of 121.7 this month. That was the highest level since February 2020, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and followed a reading of 109.0 in March. It was the fourth straight monthly increase in the index.

Biden administration offers $8.25 billion in loans for power grid

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it is offering up to $8.25 billion in loans for companies to boost the power grid as part of the Biden administration’s goal to set the country on a path to 100% clean energy by 2035. Those projects will include high-voltage lines, transmission to connect offshore wind, and facilities sited along rail and highway routes. Up to $3.25 billion will be available from the Western Area Power Administration’s Transmission Infrastructure Program revolving loan program. The federal debt financing program is congressionally mandated to support transmission and related infrastructure projects that facilitate the delivery of clean power in the U.S. West.

Japan’s retail sales rise at fastest pace in five months

Japanese retail sales rose at the fastest pace in five months in March as consumer demand recovered from the huge hit it took from the coronavirus pandemic last year. The world’s third-largest economy has emerged from last year’s slump on an export recovery, though a glacial vaccine rollout and a resurgence in infections are threatening household demand. Retail sales jumped 5.2% in March from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, a larger gain than the median market forecast for a 4.7% rise. That marked the fastest rise since a 6.4% advance in October and the first positive growth in four months.

 

Source: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, CNBC

 

 

黄金现货

黄金周二持稳,市场等待美联储就其货币政策的前景,而美元走坚打压黄金吸引力。美元小幅上涨,使黄金对其他货币持有人的吸引力降低,而基准美国10年期美国国债收益率则保持在接近1.570%的水平。

技术阻力:1778/1787

技术支持 :1766/1756

主要头条:

  • 美国消费者信心飙升至14个月高位;房价加速
  • 拜登政府向电网提供5亿美元贷款
  • 日本的零售销售以五个月来最快的速度增长
  • 美元兑马币交易 RM 4.1023

 

经济数据:

  • 2021年4月28日,马来西亚时间 9:30 am – 澳大利亚消费者价格指数(QoQ)(YoY)(Q1)
  • 2021年4月28日,马来西亚时间 10:00 pm – 欧洲央行行长拉加德发表
  • 2021年4月28日,马来西亚时间 10:30 pm – 美国原油库存

 

美国消费者信心飙升至14个月高位;房价加速

债券市场对美国通胀预期的衡量标准飙升至近八年来的最高水平,原因是石油价格上涨,数据描绘出从大流行中复苏的经济正在加强。此举是在联邦公开市场委员会周三做出政策决定之前的,此前有报道显示房价飙升和消费者信心增强。市场活动似乎反映了更广泛的通货膨胀贸易的复苏-由于交易员评估了额外财政刺激措施的前景,最近这种贸易已暂停。

拜登政府向电网提供82.5亿美元贷款

美国能源部周二表示,将为公司提供高达82.5亿美元的贷款,以促进电网发展,这是拜登政府设定的目标之一,该目标是到2035年使该国迈向100%的清洁能源之路。这些项目将包括-电压线,连接海上风电的传输以及沿铁路和公路路线布置的设施。西部地区电力管理局的传输基础设施计划循环贷款计划最多可提供32.5亿美元。根据国会的规定,联邦债务融资计划旨在支持有助于在美国西部交付清洁能源的输电和相关基础设施项目。

日本的零售销售以五个月来最快的速度增长

由于消费者需求从去年的冠状病毒大流行中遭受的巨大打击中恢复过来,三月份日本的零售额以五个月来最快的速度增长。全球第三大经济体已从去年出口复苏的低迷中崛起,尽管冰冻疫苗的推出和感染的复活正威胁着家庭需求。政府数据周三显示,3月份零售额较上年同期增长5.2%,增幅超过市场预期的中值4.7%。这是自10月份增长6.4%以来的最快涨幅,也是四个月以来的首次正增长。

 

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