Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data

Gold Up for 3rd Day Running On US Inflation Data


Gold prices rose for a 3rd day running Wednesday, and was flat Thursday, as USD weakened and US bond yields fell despite solid US economic data that reinforced expectations that the Fed will press ahead with increases to US interest rates, or may not.

The data showed an unexpected rise in US retail sales in October and a pick-up in inflation making the Fed’s target at 2.0%.

The outlook for US tax cuts that could stimulate economic growth was enhanced Thursday, as the House voted to move its Bill forward to conference with the Senate.

The Key factors now shoring up Gold is the weaker USD and the rise in core inflation.

A weaker USD makes Gold cheaper for holders of other currencies, which stimulates demand, while lower bond yields make Gold more attractive by reducing the opportunity cost of owning non-yielding bullion.

Higher interest rates tend to push bond yields higher and boost USD.

The US inflation data can act as a trigger to break Gold out of the 1,265 – 1,290 range in which it has traded since mid-October.

On the technical side

Resistance is at the 50-Day MA, around 1,292 and a Fibo mark at 1,297.70.

Gold at 1283.34 is trying to move up to 1300. Near term looks Bullish to me.

Silver was up 0.8% at 17.14 oz.

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Symbol Last Trade Date Change Open High Low Volume
OTCQB:MTAFF 0.4744 16 November 2017 0.02 0.4455 0.4744 0.4455 13,400
HeffX-LTN Analysis for MTAFF: Overall Short Intermediate Long
Very Bullish (0.50) Bullish (0.46) Very Bullish (0.54) Very Bullish (0.50)

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