Gold tumbles over 4%, set for sharpest daily slide in 5 months as pop yields

Gold futures fell sharply on Tuesday, bringing bullion on course for its steepest daily slide in nearly five months, as global equities were buoyed by hopes of a coronavirus vaccine being approved by Russia, though that approval was met with some skepticism by experts.

However, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has previously questioned the safety and effectiveness of the Russian vaccine candidate.

Companies including AstraZeneca PLC AZN,
+ 0.37%
and Modern Inc. MRNA,
are currently conducting final phases of their faxes in studies that are expected to yield rapid results.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the country’s vaccine was “the first vaccine against the new conoravirus infection in the world to be registered,” during a televised speech by the government.

Yellow metal prices have risen to records at least in part on the back of the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the potential for a vaccine has always been considered a bearish factor for the precious metal that is flourishing. on uncertainty.

“Traders and investors have put risk back on the table today, in part through news over the day that Russia has approved a Covid-19 vaccine,” Jim Wyckoff, senior analyst at Kitco, wrote in a note Tuesday.

He said that despite the skepticism, the “market is Tuesday morning so far the Russian news as very good.”

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
+ 1.16%
and the S&P 500 SPX,
+ 0.43%
were set to trade solidly higher and yields for the 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y,
were at 5 basis points up to 0.62%, which reflected reduced appetite for safe haven assets such as bonds and precious metals and in assets that are perceived as riskier than stocks.

Meanwhile, commodity investors are pushing inflation data on producer prices. U.S. manufacturing prices jumped in July by an unexpected 0.6%, well above the 0.3% forecast of MarketWatch-polled economists. Core PPI, which slashed food and energy costs, rose 0.3%.

December gold GCZ20,
drops $ 70.40, or 4.3%, to $ 1,952.50 an ounce, putting the precious metal on course for its steepest one-day slide since March 13, according to FactSet data, after bullion on Monday 0.6% rose.

September silver SIU20,
declined $ 2.28, or 7.9%, to more than offset their gains from a day ago, putting it at around $ 29,261 an ounce. Decline of Silver, if it holds, would represent its sharpest daily fall since March 16th.