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You Can't Keep Gold Prices Down With Just A Strong Jobs Report

Some holders of gold took advantage of a small window to sell on Friday, worried that the 287,000 new jobs added in the U.S. would send the greenback to new highs against other major currencies. But as traders digested the headline, it became clear that the jobs report wasn’t that strong. What’s astounding is that the S&P 500 rallied 1.3%, the dollar gained 0.7%, yet gold closed up 1.7%.

The US Dollar is a Crowded Trade – Why this Matters for Gold

Gold remains not only an important portfolio diversification tool, but also an asset class ripe for a rebound. While gold prices have certainly declined as the USD rises, it might be small comfort to see that gold loses less value than other currencies, it also appears to recover more quickly. Gold behaves like a currency, but one that is not easily manipulated by central bank policy.

Modi the new hope for Gold, but may disappoint: Clyde Russell

Gold bulls tend to flit from one thing to the next in search for a reason for gold to rally, with the latest hope being Modi’s election victory in India. Modi is likely to be reluctant to give a signal that it’s “game on” for gold imports again, as he won’t want the current account deficit to start heading the wrong way once more.

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