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Gold range-bound ahead of Fed decision, tariff deadline

“Spot gold was little changed at $1,464.01 per ounce by 0104 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,468.40” reports cnbc.com. Gold prices moved in narrow range on Wednesday, as cautious investors held back from making big bets ahead of U.S Federal Reserve’s monetary policy statement later in the day and amid a looming tariff deadline.One kilogram gold bars are displayed for a photograph at the YLG Bullion International headquarters in Thailand on January 13, 2016.Holdings of the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust fell 0.03% to 885.93…

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What does intervention mean for U.S. foreign policy in 2020?

“Second, based on the story, the reader would infer that there is little more to foreign policy than military intervention” writes Daniel W for washingtonpost.com. The use of force is a serious choice in foreign policy and merits a great deal of attention.Looking at the idea of intervention through a strictly military lens leads to tunnel vision when it comes to foreign policy.This is an occupational hazard for the foreign policy analyst. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Gold prices end higher as focus turns to Fed policy announcement, China trade deal

“Still, gold bulls make the case that signs that U.S. inflation may be edging up and demand for the hard commodity in Asia have underpinned prices” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. Higher yields can pressure prices for gold, which doesn’t offer a yield, but a weaker U.S. dollar can help to support buying in dollar-priced precious metals.February gold GCG20, +0.30%  on Comex picked up $3.20, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,468.10 an ounce, following losses in the past two sessions. Source: marketwatch.com

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Policy Daily Review December 10, 2019

Policy Daily Review for December 10, 2019 EURUSD Forecast Top Risk Between Fed and ECB, Pound and AUDUSD Risk Volatility There are a few, high-profile and high-potential themes meeting critical events or deadlines over the coming week. With events like the Fed and ECB rate decision as well as time tables for a UK ele…   Fed to reiterate its comfort with policy as it is, with little change in the projections – ABN AMRO Previewing this week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, “the Fed is widely expected to…

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Rubio to challenge GOP orthodoxy with call for ‘pro-American industrial policy’ to counter China

“Japan, as an example, engaged in large-scale industrial policy in the wake of World War II to rebuild its economy” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Many American conservatives and libertarians object to industrial policy on the basis that, through trade, the U.S. can raise domestic living standards and forestall conflict with other nations.The Republican Florida senator will present the case for a “21st-century pro-American industrial policy” in a speech Tuesday at the National Defense University, according to a draft given to the Washington Examiner. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Daily on Energy, presented by Renew Biodiesel: Democratic AGs tout 300 actions against Trump rollbacks

“This would force a decision on the Trump administration, which has so far resisted using sanctions to block Nord Stream 2 using its own authority despite the pipeline close to being built” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Since then, the administration has finalized many of the rollbacks, prompting lawsuits that Trump hopes to see resolved before the 2020 election. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Gold steady ahead of Fed meet, awaits clarity on fresh US tariffs

“The central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold in the range of 1.50% to 1.75%” reports cnbc.com. Investors were also looking forward to New European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde’s first policy meeting on Thursday.Gold prices held steady on Tuesday, ahead of a policy meeting by the U.S. central bank, while investors awaited clarity on whether a next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports will take effect this weekend.The U.S. Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting starts later in the day.Spot gold was down 0.1% to…

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Dow sinks 105 points as health-care selling and worries about China’s economy weighs on market

“U.S. stocks ended solidly lower Monday as buying appetite took a pause, following economic reports that pointed to weakness in China’s economy, highlighting worries about a global economic recession” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. Health-care shares, meanwhile, also weighed on the broader market, with that category declining 0.7%. CVX, -0.60% fell 0.6% after Citi analyst Alastair Syme downgraded the stock to neutral from buy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.38% declined by 105 points, or 0.4%, at 27,910, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.32% slipped 0.3% at 3.135, while the…

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Policy Daily Review December 9, 2019

Policy Daily Review for December 9, 2019 EURUSD Forecast Top Risk Between Fed and ECB, Pound and AUDUSD Risk Volatility There are a few, high-profile and high-potential themes meeting critical events or deadlines over the coming week. With events like the Fed and ECB rate decision as well as time tables for a UK ele…   Oil Price Outlook Hinges on US Trade Policy Following OPEC Meeting The price of oil extends the advance from the October low as OPEC and its allies pledge to take additional steps to balance…

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