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Gold pares losses as Fed minutes confirm expectations

Economy May 26, 2022 06:38
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By Ashitha Shivaprasad

(Reuters) - Gold pared some losses on Wednesday after minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting suggested the central bank would stick to raising interest rates by half a percentage point in the June and July meetings.

Spot gold fell 0.7% to $1,853.80 per ounce by 4:15 p.m. ET (2015 GMT), having fallen 1.3% to $1,842.49 earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures settled down around 1% to $1,846.3.

All participants at the Federal Reserve's May 3-4 policy meeting backed a half-percentage-point rate increase to combat inflation that threatened to race higher without central bank action, its minutes showed.

Gold pared losses after the minutes were in, yet stayed lower, having been down for most of the day on a stronger dollar.

"While the Fed minutes were broadly in line with market expectations, the Fed did state 50 bps increases would likely be appropriate at the June and July meetings," said Suki Cooper, an analyst at Standard Chartered (LON:STAN). "Market focus is likely to remain on inflation data and signs of cost pressures easing."

Even though gold is often seen as a hedge against inflation, rate hikes erode its appeal as they tend to lift bond yields, raising the opportunity cost of holding zero-yield bullion.

Meanwhile, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde gained key allies for her plan to raise rates out of negative territory this summer.

Spot silver fell 0.5% to $21.99 per ounce, platinum fell 0.6% to $948.95 and palladium rose 0.1% to $2,008.22.

"Platinum and palladium are being kept in check by the ongoing problems in the automotive industry, which is slowing demand for these precious metals," Commerzbank (ETR:CBKG) analysts said in a note.

Gold pares losses as Fed minutes confirm expectations
 

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Mat Buckley
Mat Buckley May 25, 2022 20:11
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The FED continues to manipulate Gold through COMEX in order starve off any panic in the public losing trust in the USD. The fall is not far away....
 
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