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Gold Prices Slips on U.S.-China Deal

By Ritu, Capital Sands Gold prices slipped on Thursday in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a historic trade deal. Gold Futures slipped 0.1% to $1,552.15 by 1:30 AM ET (05:30 GMT). Tensions remained however, as Washington decided to keep duties on some $360 billion...

US dollar clings to gains as bets on further Fed hikes firm

The dollar fought for a footing in choppy trade on Thursday, with support from upbeat U.S. data and hawkish policymaker comments, while the prospect of higher energy prices helped exporters' currencies and weighed on those of importers. The dollar rose 1% on the euro...

Oil Prices Rise to Near $90 as OPEC Cut Looms

Oil prices rose further on Tuesday as markets positioned for the biggest supply cut by OPEC since the 2020 COVID crisis, with weakness in the dollar also helping. London-traded Brent oil futures the global benchmark, rose 0.6% to $89.28 a barrel, while West Texas...

Gold Steadies Above $1,650 as Safe Haven Appeal Creeps Back in

Gold prices steadied above a major support level on Monday as growing risks of an economic recession spurred some safe-haven demand for the yellow metal. Prices also recovered marginally from a bruising September, where they dropped 3%. Bullion prices marked their...

Oil Heads For Fourth Straight Monthly Loss as OPEC Meeting Looms

Oil prices rose slightly on Friday, but were set for a fourth straight month of losses amid growing concerns over weakening demand, with the focus now turning to a potential supply cut by the OPEC next week. London-traded Brent oil futures, the global benchmark,  were...

Govt hikes DA by 4% under 7th Pay Commission; details here

The Union Cabinet has hiked the  Dearness Allowance (DA) of central government employees and pensioners by 4 percent under the 7th Pay Commission, The hike takes DA to 38 percent from the current 34 percent of basic pay/pension. The Finance Ministry said that the...

Asia FX Battered by Hawkish Fedspeak, Dollar Back at 20-Year Peak

Asian currencies plummeted on Wednesday, while the dollar surged to new 20-year highs on hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials and growing safe haven demand. The dollar index jumped 0.4% to a new 20-year high of 114.68, while dollar index futures rose in a...

Indian economy showing resilience and recovery: CEA

However, there are challenges, and geopolitics is messy for which foreign investors are cautious, the CEA said. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran has said the Indian economy was on the path to recovery but cautioned that foreign investors may remain...

Indian economy showing resilience and recovery: CEA

However, there are challenges, and geopolitics is messy for which foreign investors are cautious, the CEA said. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran has said the Indian economy was on the path to recovery but cautioned that foreign investors may remain...

Oil Prices Hover Near 8-Mth Low as Recession Fears Dent Outlook

Oil prices held near eight-month lows on Monday after falling sharply last week as markets feared that slowing global economic activity will dent demand for crude. Anderson-traded Brent oil futures rose 0.3% to $85.29 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate...

BOJ Holds Ultra-Low Interest Rates Despite High Inflation, Fed Pressures

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held its benchmark interest rates at ultra-low levels on Thursday, as expected, citing the need for accommodative monetary policy amid continued headwinds from rising commodity prices and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s...

Will Mining Die With Ethereum 2.0?

The crypto community is celebrating the coming of Ethereum 2.0, however, there are also concerns for miners. Since Ethereum has switched to a proof-of-stake model, Ether  will no longer be necessary. Due to this, mining machinery will become obsolete, leaving miners...

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Is investing a luck or skill

Is investing a luck or skill

Over the last few years, many new investors have entered financial markets lulled by the promises of making “easy money”, “quick returns” etc. Investing involves both luck and skill and when you are on a roll, unfortunately most believe success to be a function of...

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