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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Gold hits 2018 low as trade comments lift stocks, dollar

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold on Monday marked a new low for the year to date after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's declaration that a trade war between China and the United States was "on hold" helped boost appetite for higher-risk assets, such as stocks.

May 17 2018

Gold flat after hitting 2018 low as dollar, Treasuries firm

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold was flat after sliding to a fresh 2018 low on Thursday as another rise in U.S. bond yields and concerns over political risk in Italy held the dollar index near its 2018 peak.

May 08 2018

Gold seen at highest annual price for five years in 2018: GFMS

LONDON Gold in 2018 will deliver its strongest annual price performance in five years, GFMS analysts forecast on Tuesday, as political uncertainty drives investment in bars and bullion-backed investment funds.

May 07 2018

Gold slips as dollar index climbs to 2018 peak

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold slipped on Monday, snapping three days of gains as the U.S. dollar index strengthened after last week's soft U.S. jobs data did little to dampen optimism about the world's largest economy.

May 03 2018

Gold demand posts weakest start to the year since 2008: WGC

LONDON Gold demand posted its weakest start to the year in a decade, the World Gold Council said on Thursday, as prices of the metal stagnated and the threat of rising interest rates led investors to seek better returns elsewhere.

May 01 2018

Gold hits four-month low as dollar climbs before Fed meeting

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold slid to a four-month low on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that is being watched for clues on the future pace of interest rate hikes.

Apr 30 2018

Gold near six-week low as dollar firms, Korea tensions ease

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices fell to the lowest in nearly six weeks on Monday as the dollar strengthened and easing tensions on the Korean peninsula helped boost appetite for higher risk assets such as stocks.

Apr 26 2018

Gold price to stay stubbornly solid through 2018 as silver outperforms: Reuters poll

LONDON Banks and brokerages expect a largely flat gold market over the rest of 2018 after a stubbornly uneventful few months, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, returning a forecast for the full year just a couple of dollars from its average price.

Apr 25 2018

U.S. gold coin sales slide as stock markets show more luster

NEW YORK/LONDON U.S. retail investors are losing their appetite for physical gold as buoyant stock markets offer tempting alternatives, sending sales of newly minted coins to their lowest in a decade.

Apr 24 2018

Gold gains as dollar retreats amid rising yields

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices gained after three days of losses on Tuesday as the dollar retreated from an earlier three-month peak and U.S. equities weakened, even as benchmark U.S. Treasury yields passed 3 percent for the first time in more than four years.

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