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XAU/USD tumbles to fresh lows sub-$1,900/oz

XAU/USD tumbles to fresh lows sub-$1,900/oz

  • Gold prices rapidly lose momentum and breach $1,900/oz.
  • The greenback gathers further traction and hurt the metal.
  • US CPI figures fell in line with previous estimates in September.

Prices of the ounce troy of the precious metal lost further ground on Tuesday and challenge 3-day lows in the sub-$1,900 area on the back of the strong pick up in the demand for the greenback.

In fact, a bout of risk aversion benefits the greenback following the opening bell in Wall St. after House Speaker N.Pelosi said the recent proposal from President Trump on extra fiscal stimulus fell significantly short of expectations. Pelosi, however, expects both parties could clinch a deal eventually.

While the US Dollar Index (DXY) navigates in the area of 2-day highs around 93.50, the yellow metal tests 3-day lows near the $1,890 per ounce.

Earlier in the session, September’s US inflation figures measured by the CPI showed headline consumer prices rose 0.2% inter-month and 1.4% over the last twelve months. Furthermore, prices excluding food and energy costs rose 0.2% MoM and 1.7% from a year earlier. Extra data saw the NFIB Index at 104.0 in September and the IBD/TIPP Index is due later.

Gold key levels

As of writing Gold is losing 1.65% at $1,890.72 and faces the next support at $1,873.05 (monthly low Oct.7) seconded by $1,873.01 (50% Fibo of the June-August rally) and then $1,848.66 (monthly low Sep.24). On the other hand, a breakout of $1,933.28 (monthly high Oct.12) would expose $1992,63 (monthly high Sep1) and finally $2,015.65 (high Aug.18).

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Why the stock market’s sharp rally off March lows is even stronger than in seems, according to one Wall Street chief strategist

Why the stock market’s sharp rally off March lows is even stronger than in seems, according to one Wall Street chief strategist



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  • The market’s leadership is wider than perceived and consists of more than just the largest tech stocks, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group, said Friday.
  • While cyclical sectors trail the S&P 500 by 5% on a market-weighted basis, they exceed the benchmark on an equal-weighted basis, Paulsen highlighted.
  • Similarly, the S&P 500’s outperformance over the small-cap-focused S&P 600 is halved when market weighting isn’t taken into account.
  • Strong gains from tech giants “distorted many traditional market signals” and possibly shifted investors’ views of the market, the strategist added.
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Cyclical and small-cap stocks aren’t getting the credit they deserve for the market’s rapid recovery, James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group, said Friday.

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Tech giants played an undeniably large role in lifting indexes from their March lows. Crowding in mega-caps hit dot-com-era levels, and their outperformance led the Nasdaq to be the first major index to erase its pandemic-induced losses. Strategists warned of a bubble forming in the market and that leadership in the months-long rally was dangerously thin.

Yet certain gauges suggest the bull market’s drivers are more varied than just the popular tech giants. While cyclical sectors trail the S&P 500 by roughly 5% on a market-weighted basis, they’ve made a full recovery from the March trough and now outpace the benchmark on an equal-weighted basis, Paulsen said.

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“Cyclicals have not done as well as the FAANGs — few stocks have — but relative to

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