Federal Reserve meeting wraps up today with no change in interest rates expected. Investors will be anxious to hear what the Fed President has to say at the press conference after the 2 pm ET announcement of their rate decision. The main topic the reporters will be asking about is the Fed’s plan to reduce the balance sheet. Will they proceed or will it be put on hold?
The price of gold is holding on to positive territory this morning as geopolitical risks are still in the headlines. Brexit negotiations are still going with no agreement in sight. Venezuela is another hot spot that needs to be watched.
China trade talks are kicking off this morning when U.S. officials meet with their Chinese counterparts as the March 1st deadline nears.
Giving the Dow Industrial Average a boost this morning are strong corporate earnings. Boeing, a Dow component, reported better than expected earnings and guidance, including a better than anticipated delivery of up to 905 jets this year. Apple’s better than expected numbers last night lifted the Dow Industrial average up over 200 points before the 9:30 opening.
With strong corporate earnings in the headlines I expect the price of Gold to be under a little price pressure today. Overnight, Gold ETF inflows increased as more and more investors jumped in, continuing to diversify their portfolios.
Palladium, the darling of commodity Hedge funds of late, is running out of gas as the open interest In the exchanges March most active Future contract has dropped from almost 25,000 contracts a short time ago to 21,365 contracts, where it stands today.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
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