Oil and Gold Surges After Trump Signed a Stimulus Package

GOLD

Gold touched a six-week high after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion stimulus package, injecting more state funds into the world’s biggest economy.


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The Market moved higher due to a series of four weekly gains following the agreement on the package, which Mr. Trump had initially refused to endorse due to a disagreement on the size of checks for assistance for households that may be affected by the pandemic. In the meantime, the dollar fell against other currencies.

After a string of losses prompted by the spread of effective coronavirus vaccines, bullion prices appear set to post their first monthly gain since July. The price of gold has benefitted from a sustained weakening of the U.S. currency since it peaked in March, as well as the unanticipated fiscal and monetary stimulus.

This is likely to be the last major piece of legislation signed by Trump, whose re-election hopes were largely diluted by his handling of the pandemic. Joe Biden will most likely push for even more stimulus measures after he assumes office.

OIL

When Oil prices went negative early this year, it was caused by a lack of storage space worldwide. The outbreak of covid-19 and worldwide lockdown shut down the whole world was the primary cause for the price drop.

The price of crude oil climbed again as the United States passed its stimulus bill, and the United Kingdom is poised to grant regulatory approval for another Covid-19 vaccine after Pfizer.

After dipping in early trading, the price of a barrel in New York edged toward $49 per barrel. A person familiar with the matter has been told that a British drug regulator could approve using the shot made by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc later this week. Thus, it would have another tool to fight the pandemic.

Crude oil prices have rallied by as much as 1.5% following President Donald Trump’s signing of the bill containing $900 billion of virus relief that’s expected to boost energy demand in the world’s largest economy. Previously, Trump expressed his disagreement with the package that Congress approved last week.

Oil is ending the year on a sour note despite gains. As a result of a new mutation in the coronavirus, traders weigh the short-term risk of more travel restrictions against the favourable outlook for more vaccines rolling out, which will eventually boost energy demand. Also, the resurgent pandemic is stalling the economic recovery in some parts of Asia.

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