Welcome Guest! | World Time






New York

Gold Prices Earn Reprieve as U.S. Dollar Weakens

Monday,   23-Mar-2020   09:15 AM (IST)

Gold prices rose Monday morning in Asia as the U.S. dollar weakened, earning a bit of a reprieve from falls last week. Gold Futures briefly topped the $1,500 mark, opening at $1,506.15 before settling in at $1,490.45 by 9:22 PM ET (1:22 GMT). The yellow metal is once again emerging as a safe haven even as the U.S. dollar surged to record highs last Friday. The greenback had challenged gold’s status. Gold usually moves in the opposite direction of the dollar. Gold also got some help from an early tumble in Asian equity markets, with investors still worried about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to spread.