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.
Gold shines as bright as $3,000
At the beginning of the American trading session on April 24, gold unveiled its hidden powers and was trading quite close to the $1,740 level – its highest peak of April 14.
Many analysts continue to see the yellow metal ultra-bullish, thanks to COVID-19 and the world economy falling into recession. One of the most optimistic forecasts belongs to the Bank of America. The famous financial company recently raised its 18-month target from $2,000 to $3,000. That is more than 50% of the current price level! How crazy is that?
Among the major reasons for this kind of scenario analysts of the Bank mention increased fiscal stimulus and doubling balance sheets of the major central banks. According to their point of view, fiat currencies will not be as attractive as gold.
For this year, the Bank of America sees the price of a yellow metal hovering around $1,695. In 2021, the target level is expected at $2,063.
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.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).