For a long time, traders considered American Non-farm Payrolls (NFP) the most important release in the market. However, the situation has changed. Now US CPI moves financial markets.
Gold jumps to $1,300
On Monday, gold managed to ascend because traders closely watched a busy week probably to be dominated by the Fed’s regular policy gathering.
On the Comex exchange, gold futures managed to tack on by 0.15% being worth $1,304.75 a troy ounce.
Besides this, spot gold accounted for $1,304.90 an ounce, adding about 0.2%.
While the Fed isn’t anticipated to take action on interest rates, traders are going to monitor changes in its rhetoric and estimates to find out whether a recent spate of dismal economic data could result in loosening its monetary policy stance or not.
What the key US bank tells might also impact or be reflected in other major bank gatherings occurring this week around the globe. The Bank of England as well as Swiss National Bank are anticipated to meet on Thursday. Meanwhile, Russia’s key bank, which is the world’s number one gold buyer, will have a meeting on Friday.
Fed policymakers have pointed to two rate lifts this year, although a recent wave of underwhelming American economic data, in addition to fears over the everlasting US-China trade clash, have underlined hopes that the major US bank might pause its rate-lifting cycle altogether in 2019.
The two-day gathering will be concluded with a news conference on Wednesday.
Market participants currently expect there won’t be any rate lift in 2019. What’s more, they even admit a rate cut next year.
Tracking the purchasing power of the greenback in contrast with its main peers the USD index dived by 0.2% showing 95.85, which is the weakest value since February 28.
Considering the lack of other new, for the yellow metal the main inspiration is coming from a weakening greenback.
Silver futures rallied by 0.2% hitting $15.35 a troy ounce.
Palladium futures surged by 0.2% showing $1,521.20 an ounce.
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will release monthly average hourly earnings, non-farm employment change (NFP), and unemployment rate on November 5, 14:30 GMT+2.
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will release monthly average hourly earnings, non-farm employment change (NFP), and unemployment rate on October 8, 15:30 GMT+3.
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.
Every week we expect many interesting events that can shake the market.