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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

Mar 23 2018

Gold jumps as possible global trade war shakes markets

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices surged to a one-month high on Friday as the threat of a global trade war sent investors scrambling for safe assets.

Mar 22 2018

Spot gold dips, futures settle up ahead of options expiry

NEW YORK/LONDON Spot gold dipped on Thursday as the U.S. dollar pared losses on safe-haven buying from investors fearing a trade war between the United States and China, but gold futures rose, with one trader citing arbitrage trades.

Mar 21 2018

Gold rises after Fed plans fewer than expected rate hikes in 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold rose more than 1 percent from a three-week low on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased interest rates and forecast at least two more hikes for 2018, falling short of the three more increases many expected.

Mar 20 2018

Gold edges lower on strong dollar ahead of Fed rate decision

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices fell on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting at which the U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time this year.

Mar 19 2018

Gold bounces from two-week low on buying ahead of Fed meeting

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices turned positive on weakness in equity markets after touching their lowest in more than two weeks on Monday ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting that could raise interest rates and signal three more increases this year.

Mar 16 2018

Gold dips, down for week; market braces for Fed rate hike

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices dipped on Friday and were set for their biggest weekly fall in three weeks on pressure from a stronger U.S. dollar and expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week for the first time this year.

Mar 15 2018

Gold slips as dollar gains on U.S. jobs data, political tensions underpin

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices dipped on Thursday, under pressure from a stronger U.S. dollar, although tensions between Britain and Russia limited the precious metal's decline a day after it hit a one-week high.

Feb 28 2018

February U.S. Mint American Eagle gold, silver coin sales fall

February sales of U.S. Mint American Eagle gold coins fell 80 percent from the same month a year earlier, the slowest February sales in 11 years, while February silver coin sales fell to the lowest since 2008, government data showed on Wednesday.

Feb 28 2018

Gold slides one percent after Fed's Powell confirms gradual rate hikes

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices were down 1 percent Tuesday after the new U.S central bank chairman pledged to stick with gradual interest rate increases.

Feb 14 2018

Paulson holds stake steady in gold investments in fourth quarter of 2017: filing

NEW YORK New York-based Paulson & Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept its stake in gold investments during the fourth quarter of 2017, while other heavyweights including Soros Fund Management LLC, Jana Partners LLC and Caxton Corp all remained unexposed to the metal.


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