Spot gold was little modified at $1,864.60 per ounce by 1300 GMT. Earlier, it touched its highest since Nov. 23 of $1,871.52.
U.S. gold futures had been up 0.2% to $1,869.40.
“We saw this washout in the gold price and break of technical levels. Now that it has recovered again in the same environment where real rates are coming under pressure, causing the dollar to weaken, this is normally an environment where gold prices increase,” stated UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo.
The greenback index held close to 2-1/2 12 months lows, elevating gold’s attraction for different foreign money holders.
“In view of the persistently high numbers of new corona cases, which are resulting in tougher lockdowns (e.g. California, Germany), there is growing pressure on politicians to roll out further stimulus measures,” stated Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch in a word.
Gold is up about 23% this 12 months, benefiting from its attraction as a hedge towards inflation that might end result from the unprecedented stimulus unleashed in 2020.
“The vaccine is more widely available for the rest of the population only next year, not now. The challenges on the economic side are still present and we still need support from the fiscal or monetary side,” stated Staunovo, including the vaccine might negatively impression gold within the second half of 2021.
Silver rose 0.4% to $24.59 per ounce, whereas palladium fell 0.7% to $2,315.98 and platinum was up 0.1% to $1,022.44.
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