Spot gold was up 0.1% at $1,800.71 per ounce by 0033 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,804.90.
Greater than 12.83 million folks have been reported to be contaminated by the novel coronavirus globally and 565,626 have died, in accordance with a Reuters tally.
Florida reported a report enhance of greater than 15,000 new instances in 24 hours on Sunday, because the Trump administration renewed its push for faculties to reopen and anti-mask protests have been deliberate in Michigan and Missouri.
U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned on Friday he was not at present serious about negotiating a “Part 2” commerce cope with China as relations between Washington and Beijing bitter over the pandemic and different points.
Gold is used as a secure funding throughout instances of political and monetary uncertainty.
Speculators elevated their bullish positions in COMEX gold and silver contracts within the week to July 7, the U.S. Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC) mentioned on Friday. [CFTC/]
Asian shares received off to a agency begin as traders wagered the U.S. earnings season would see most firms beat forecasts given expectations had been lowered up to now by coronavirus lockdowns.
The greenback index held regular towards a basket of main currencies.
Bodily gold bought at a premium in India final week for the primary time this 12 months, pushed by plunging imports and a close to halt in smuggling that offset the influence of excessive unemployment and an increase in home costs throughout Asia that might deter patrons.
Palladium gained 0.5% to $1,979.96 per ounce, platinum rose 1.3% to $824.80 and silver climbed 0.5% to $18.75.