Gold rises over 1%, jumps above $1,800

2022-01-11 19:59:35 GMT (Economies.com)
Gold rises over 1%, jumps above $1,800

Gold prices rose on Friday, as the US dollar fell against most currencies, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's statements.

 

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his testimony before the US Congress endorsed Fed management and response to the pandemic, thanking President Joe Biden for nominating him for a second term.

 

Powell added that the Fed is committed to its targets, noting that inflation will drop and some relief would come as the economy returns to its normal state. 

 

Powell stressed that the Fed will speed up the rate hike to contain inflationary pressures.

 

The dollar index fell against a basket of major currencies by 0.4% at 95.5 points as of 19:29 GMT, after hitting a high of 96.07 points and a low of 95.5 points.

 

Gold spot prices rose 1.2% to $1,819.6 an ounce, as of 19:30 GMT.

 
 
 
  Symbol Last Change Chg.%
1.1280
-0.0017
0.1500%
1.3490
0.0012
0.0883%
Tadawul
12108.56
56.61
0.47%
23.775
-0.041
0.174%
84.761
1.220
1.460%
87.53
1.14
1.32%
1846.265
6.800
0.370%
 
 
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