Gold falls-2% as investors drive to cash

Gold Falls – 2% on Wednesday as investors dumped precious metals in favour of cash after additional stimulus measures by the United States failed to calm markets hit by mounting fears over the economic downside from the coronavirus.

Spot gold was down 1.9% to $1,499.59 per ounce by 10:59 a.m. EDT (1459 GMT). U.S. gold futures were down 1.6% to $1,501.10.

Gold continues to suffer from risk-off panics in the market, trading back below $1,500 level as S&P futures gave up stimulus driven gains.