Opinion with Peter Hug
Gold Price: After The Fed
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(Kitco News) - We saw a classic sell the news event yesterday. The market, expecting more than the 25 bps priced into a Fed cut, was disappointed and the metals took it on the chin. We expected the sell the news event on a 25 bps cut and took the opportunity to add to our long position on the $1,402 support level this morning. The Fed had no choice but to drop rates yesterday after the market had the move fully priced in, but the reluctance to signal a change in direction spooked the market. We continue to believe the path for all central banks is one of easing and remain constructive on gold unless we lose the $1,397 level on a close basis. Besides the easing path of the Central banks, the global macro issues continue to create a volatile scenario. Brexit, Iran, North Korea, issues with financial stability in Europe, and an equity market that looks stretched all suggest gold’s trajectory is higher.