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Upcoming FOMC conference meeting: What to know

Upcoming FOMC conference meeting: What to know

Gold Market Vulnerability

Market trends are indicating a vulnerability in the gold market due to increased purchasing of the U.S. dollar (USD). This situation is prompted by a rise in the USD and a positive market outlook, both interrupting gold’s recent cost increase. Factors such as potential Federal Reserve decisions on interest rate cuts and geopolitical unrest might be contributing to this instability.

Despite some recovery, gold prices felt the pressure of intense selling on Thursday, propelling a surprising rise in the U.S. inflation rate and speculations about delayed interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. Such factors have added to the downward pressure on gold prices while supporting USD.

Investors are keeping a close eye on global economic slowdown and the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) conference. Speculations regarding an interest rate cut by the U.S. central bank in June might deter aggressive USD trading. Gold, retaining its status as a safe haven during volatile times, might find more support amidst persisting geopolitical tensions.

The future of USD traders following a potential interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve could be cautious, thereby boosting gold despite political instabilities worldwide. The link between gold prices and U.S. interest rates might be further unveiled as Federal Reserve decisions are made in the light of global economic trends.

Global uncertainties and conflicts, as well as fear of a looming inflation globally, are reinforcing the appeal of gold as a risk-averse asset. Amid such volatility, people are turning to gold because of its reputation for maintaining value, evident in the current surge in gold prices.

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Market attention is focused on U.S. macroeconomic data and the upcoming FOMC monetary policy conference. Analysts propose that increased bond yields might counter the effects of potential Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, which could prevent major USD depreciation and restrict gains for gold.

From a technical angle, any increase in gold prices may encounter resistance around the $2,195 mark. However, any hike beyond $2,200 could boost gold into new price territory. Conversely, a dip below an important $2,100 mark might trigger technical selling, resulting in further losses. Regardless of these possibilities, the range between $2,150 and $2,155 could be a pivotal price support zone.

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