Spot gold was up 0.5 per cent at $1,807.16 per ounce by 0731 GMT. US gold futures rose 0.5 per cent to $1,811.10.
“The COVID-19 narrative is just not going away and (we) do not assume the US Federal Reserve goes to vary course on the charges anytime quickly, which ought to help gold costs,” stated Stephen Innes, chief market strategist at monetary companies agency AxiCorp.
The medium-term outlook for the financial restoration nonetheless seems to be very unsure and this continues to offer ample room for gold to drift greater, Innes added.
Greater than 12.83 million folks have been reported to be contaminated by the novel coronavirus globally and 565,626? have died, in line with a Reuters tally.
Coronavirus infections in america continued to surge over the weekend as Florida reported a report enhance of greater than 15,000 new circumstances in 24 hours on Sunday.
The greenback index fell 0.2 per cent in opposition to its rivals, making gold inexpensive for holders of different currencies.
Including to the concerns over financial ache, US President Donald Trump on Friday stated he was not presently excited about negotiating a “Section 2” commerce take care of China.
Gold is used as a secure funding throughout instances of political and monetary uncertainty.
Indicative of investor sentiment, speculators elevated their bullish positions in COMEX gold and silver contracts within the week to July 7, the US Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee stated on Friday.
Spot gold nonetheless targets $1,831, because it has damaged a resistance at $1,796 per ounce, in line with Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao.
Elsewhere, palladium gained 0.eight per cent to $1,985.98 per ounce, platinum rose 2.eight per cent to $837.57, and silver climbed 2 per cent to $19.05.