CPM Trade Signal - Jun 16, 2022
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Prices as of 10.00 a.m. EDT Comex 16 June 2022 $1,830.80 (Basis the August 2022 Comex Contract).
Initial Target Price / Range: $1,810
Initial Timeframe: 16 June 2022 to 24 June 2022
The Fed raised interest rates by 75 basis points at its June Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and has left the door open to another 75 basis points or at least 50 basis points increase at its next meeting in July. Real rates have risen and 2-year breakeven inflation figures have declined in response to the Fed's actions.
Gold has been holding up well despite the Fed's hawkish tone and an increase in real interest rates. This can at least in part be explained by weakness in the U.S. dollar and stock markets indices, many of which have fallen to 52-week lows.
Additionally, there have been some concrns about a potential recession as a result of the aggressive monetary tightening that the Fed has embarked upon. The increase in rates needs to be put in perspective. While the Fed has been raising rates aggressively they are being raised from extremely low levels and nominal federal fund rates of roughly 3.5% at the end of 2022 do not seem sufficiently high enough to toss the U.S. economy into recession.
Weakness in the U.S. dollar, meanwhile, seems to be the case of ‘buy the rumor, sell the news'. Ahead of the FOMC meeting, the trade-weighted U.S. dollar had risen to its highest level since April 2020. While the dollar has softened some since the FOMC meeting it still is at elevated levels and there is potential for the dollar to continue rising given the relative strength of the U.S. economy compared to other major economies.
A combination of higher real rates and a stronger U.S. dollar is expected to act as a headwind to gold prices in the near term. This is expected to, at least initially, take gold prices down to $1,810.
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