The World Gold Council reports that regional fund flows were:
• Asian-listed funds added 7.9t ($317 million, 8.3% of assets under management);
• European funds lost 7.3t ($240.6 million);
• North American funds lost 5.1t ($196 million); and
• Funds in other regions lost 0.7t ($28 million, 1.6% of assets under management).
Overnight, the gold price was fixed at $1322.25.
The WTI crude oil price was slightly down overnight at $60.26 per barrel.
In softer commodities, cocoa increased $50 per tonne or 2.04% to $2506/t yesterday from the $2456 in the previous trading session, tradingeconomics.com reported. Historically, cocoa reached an all-time high of $4361.58/t in July of 1977 and a record low of $211/t in July of 1965.
Coffee decreased 0.20c per pound or 0.17% to 119.10c/lb yesterday from 119.30c/lb in the previous trading session, tradingeconomics.com reported. Historically, coffee reached an all-time high of 339.86c/lb in April of 1977 and a record low of 42.50c/lb in October of 2001.