Gold prices on Monday held near a two-week high as uncertainty prevailed over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy.

The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China reached 1,770 by Sunday, up by 105 from the previous day.

The epidemic pushed Singapore to downgrade its 2020 economic growth forecast, while Japanese manufacturers remained pessimistic in February. 

Meanwhile hedge funds and money managers increased their bullish positions on COMEX gold in the latest week. 

Elsewhere silver was up 0.6% at $17.78, while platinum gained 0.3% to $971.

Where are commodity prices heading next?  Watch Phil Carr at The Gold & Silver Club review Gold, Silver and Crude Oil with the latest price forecast and predictions:

Trading has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk and may not be suitable for all investors. The value of your investments and income may go down as well as up. You should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. Ensure you fully understand the risks and seek independent advice if necessary.

Analysis feed

FXStreet Trading Signals now available!

Access to real-time signals, community and guidance now!

Latest Analysis


Latest Forex Analysis

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD bounces off the lows as the market mood improves

EUR/USD is bouncing toward 1.18, recovering from the fall triggered by upbeat US jobs figures and escalating Sino-American tensions. Investors are eyeing the fiscal stimulus impasse in Washington after Trump's executive order and the market mood has somewhat improved.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD recovering toward 1.31 as the dollar weakens

GBP/USD has recovered toward 1.31 as the dollar pares early gains amid the impasse in Washington over new fiscal stimulus. A survey showing that a third of UK employers may lay off workers is weighing on the pound.

GBP/USD News

XAU/USD retreats to $2030 after making a run to $2050

Gold prices spiked to the upside after the beginning of the American session but then pulled back erasing gains. XAU/USD jumped to $2049.70/oz, and as of writing, it trades at $2033, practically at the same level it closed on Friday.

Gold News

It is time for King Bitcoin

The crypto board starts the week stuck on critical levels. The war for dominance has been favorable to Ethereum for weeks, and the graphics seem to indicate that it's now Bitcoin's turn to win a few battles.

Read more

WTI: $42.30 is the level to beat for the bulls

WTI (futures on Nymex) climbed nearly 1.50% in a bid to test the $42 mark on Monday, in the wake of the upbeat outlook painted by Saudi Aramco’s CEO Nasser and expectations that Iraq will cut output in August.

Oil News

Forex Majors

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures