Gold rallies on diving greenback after the Fed meeting

Gold rallies on diving greenback after the Fed meeting

On Thursday, gold managed to ascend in the face of a moderate decline in the evergreen buck. However, the surge in prices for the number one precious metal is limited before Friday's report on employment in America that can provide a new impetus to the evergreen buck.

June delivery gold futures rallied 0.34% on the Comex exchange coming up with an outcome of $1310.20 a troy ounce.

On Tuesday, prices for the most popular precious commodity went down to about $1,302.40, which turned out to be the lowest outcome since March 1.

On Thursday, the major American currency slumped from the maximum for four months versus a pack of other currencies. Besides this, the greenback retained support after the Fed indicated that it will keep gradually lifting the interest rate, including its upcoming June gathering.

The US dollar index, evaluating the purchasing power of the US currency versus its six major rivals, headed south by 0.15% ending up with 92.45. Evidently, the depreciation of the US currency makes gold more affordable for those who keep other currencies  

In its statement on the outcomes of the two-day gathering, the Committee on Open Markets of the Federal Reserve acknowledged the surge of inflation, proceeding with the way to a second interest rate lift in 2018 as a result of its June gathering.

The forecast for a faster leap in the interest rate leads to a dive in the price of gold, traditionally traded in American dollars. When the cost of borrowed funds is going up, it’s hard for the number one precious metal to go on a part with high-yield assets.

Furthermore, silver futures gained 0.61% on the Comex exchange hitting $16.47 per troy ounce, while platinum tacked on by 0.75% being worth $900.50.


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The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong. 

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