On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he feels comfortable with the current policy and is likely to keep interest rates steady for an extended period of time.
He went on to say, “We do think our policy stance is appropriate right now. We don’t see a strong case for moving in either direction.”
Therefore, Wall Street Traders are just shaking their heads trying to make sense of the mundane outlook presented by the Fed Chairman. One Wall Street Gold trader said “That was the most lackluster comment I’ve heard in all the years, by a Fed Chairperson.”
After the FOMC announcement many investors viewed the comments as dovish, noting a concern for the lack of inflation. The S&P rallied strongly, the 10-year Treasury yield dropped 2.459%, as the Dollar Index fell to 97.14. Some Gold investors liked the news and rallied the price sharply, reaching $1287.30.
Later in the press conference, a comment made by the Chairman describing the softness in inflation as “ transient”, suddenly caused a sharp reversal in the markets, as the prospects for the Fed cutting rates in the near and intermediate term diminished.
For the time being I expect the spot price of Gold to remain range bound
between $1,264 and $1,284.
Have a wonderful Friday.
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