Gold Subdued as Dollar Tick up ahead of U.S. Inflation Data


Gold heads for fourth straight weekly gain

U.S. 10year Treasury yield rises above 1.6

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May 28 Reuters Gold prices edged lower on Friday, as an uptick in the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields weighed on the safehaven metal, while investors awaited crucial U.S. inflation data due later in the day to gauge inflationary pressure.

Spot gold was down 0.2 at 1,893.07 per ounce by 0308 GMT. Bullion has risen 0.7 so far this week, and was on track for its fourth straight weekly gain.

U.S. gold futures eased 0.1 to 1,896.20.

Gold has been a little bit on the defensive side. Technically it was very overbought, and on the fundamental side, the dollar had a big move up yesterday and that started to impact gold, EDF Man Capital Markets analyst Edward Meir said.

Gold is likely to consolidate around this 1,900 mark for a little while longer. Maybe with the next set of numbers that are more inflationary we could start another move up.

The dollar index was up 0.1 against rivals, while the U.S. 10year Treasury yield rose to 1.617, aided by strong U.S. economic data.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported on Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden will seek 6 trillion in federal spending for the 2022 fiscal year, a day before the White House is expected to unveil its budget proposal.

Investors now await the monthly U.S. personal consumption report due later in the day.

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