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【经济报道】金价下跌到五年来最低点 Gold price falls to five-year low

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-01-11 11:08:00

The price of gold fell to its lowest level in five years in trading early Monday.For a time,gold was selling at less than 1,100 dollars an ounce on Asian markets.


周一早盘,金价跌至五年来的最低水平。有一段时间,黄金在亚洲市场的售价低于每盎司1100美元。


Some traders are calling the price drop a"mini flash crash."Thirty billion dollars in short selling took place within half an hour during what are known as"stop-loss"selloffs.Traders executed sell orders when gold prices reached targets set by investors.


一些交易员称这一价格下跌是“迷你闪电崩盘”,在被称为“止损”的抛售过程中,30亿美元的卖空交易在半小时内发生。当黄金价格达到投资者设定的目标时,交易员执行卖出指令。


Luke Chua is sales and operations manager at Bullion Star,a Singapore business that sells gold and other precious metals.


Luke Chua是金星(Bullion Star)的销售和运营经理,该公司是一家销售黄金和其他贵金属的新加坡企业。


"In the physical market,this would not be possible because that would consume a whole lot of physical gold.But in the futures market,because it's all digital as long as you find a buyer to bid for it,then that would be possible."


“在现货市场,这是不可能的,因为这将消耗大量现货黄金。但在期货市场上,因为只要你找到买家出价,一切都是数字化的,那么这是可能的。”

The short selling reportedly began at the Singapore Gold Exchange.Gold trading also quickly increased on China's Shanghai exchange.Financial news agencies reported on the sales in Shanghai.


据报道,卖空始于新加坡黄金交易所。中国上海交易所的黄金交易量也迅速增加。金融通讯社报道了上海的销售情况。


A desire to sell gold appeared to have been worsened by thinking that concerns about the Greek economy have somewhat eased.There also appeared to be an easing of investors'concerns about the Chinese stock markets.


认为对希腊经济的担忧有所缓解,抛售黄金的欲望似乎进一步恶化。投资者对中国股市的担忧似乎也有所缓解。


Some observers were wondering about China's possible involvement in the short-selling of gold Monday.China is the world's largest producer of gold.On Friday,the country said its supplies had increased by 59 percent to 1,658 tons as of the end of June.


一些观察人士对中国可能参与周一的黄金卖空表示怀疑。中国是世界上最大的黄金生产国。上周五,该国表示,截至6月底,其供应量增加了59%,达到1658吨。


Trader Luke Chua in Singapore says that should have driven up the price.


新加坡的交易员Luke Chua说,这应该会推高价格。


"But that's not what we're seeing in the market these few days.And the reason for that is because,currently,the price levels that we're seeing in the market,is heavily driven by the futures market and not the physical market."


“但这几天我们在市场上并没有看到这种情况。这是因为,目前,我们在市场上看到的价格水平,很大程度上是由期货市场而不是实体市场推动的。”


Some observers note China's increase in gold reserves was smaller than expected.But they admit that does not fully explain the intense speculative trading early Monday morning.


一些观察家指出,中国黄金储备的增长低于预期。但他们承认,这并不能完全解释周一清晨激烈的投机交易。


Gold prices are now six percent lower compared to prices one year ago.


现在的金价比一年前低了6%。


Metals traders say they expect gold prices to remain around the current level.They also could move still lower because of possible action by the United States Federal Reserve.The U.S.central bank is expected to increase interest rates later this year.That would lead many investors to take their money out of gold and other metals and to buy U.S.government bonds instead.


金属交易商表示,他们预计金价将维持在当前水平附近。由于美联储(fed)可能采取行动,它们也可能继续走低。预计美国央行将在今年晚些时候加息。这将导致许多投资者将资金从黄金和其他金属中撤出,转而购买美国政府债券。


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