Gold, Copper Decline After Powell’s Remarks on Rates Boost Dollar

Gold Silver Reports – Gold, Copper Decline After Powell’s Remarks on Rates Boost Dollar – Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that signaled U.S. policy makers will keep on gradually raising interest rates, undeterred by recent market fluctuations.

“Despite the recent volatility, financial conditions remain accommodative,” Powell said in written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington. “Some of the headwinds the U.S. economy faced in previous years have turned into tailwinds: In particular, fiscal policy has become more stimulative and foreign demand for U.S. exports is on a firmer trajectory.”

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“The wild swings have not altered Fed policy going forward,” Phil Streible, a senior market strategist at RJO Futures in Chicago, said in a telephone interview. “They’re comfortable with that volatility and that’s why the dollar is showing strength, and it’s weighing on most markets across the board” including gold, he said.

Gold, Copper Decline After Powell’s Remarks on Rates Boost Dollar via @goldsilverrepor
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