Gold and silver prices inched higher but were pinned below key support levels as markets feared more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. A steep fall was witnessed in both gold and silver prices as data showed U.S. inflation will likely take much longer to cool than initially expected.
It’s been another choppy session for European markets, dropping to their lows of the day in the aftermath of the ECB’s decision to hike rates by 75bps, and hawkish comments from Fed chair Jay Powell.
Gold Price Forecast Today: Gold gains ahead of the ECB meeting policy today where a 75bps rate hike is expected. Dollar index rally was overstretched and yesterday we saw some pullback in the safe haven currency and US 10 yr Treasury yield. This helped in all asset classes gaining some momentum on the upside including gold.
The rupee has come under intense selling pressure in recent weeks due to a perfect storm of global headwinds, which analysts believe will continue to pummel the Indian currency in the months ahead as well. Earlier in July, rupee tested record lows and breached the Rs 80 per US dollar level at least twice, recovering only after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stepped in to stem the depreciation. Since then, the rupee has regained some ground and has been trading in the 78.50-79.80 range. One of the reasons behind the rupee’s fall was strong demand.
Gold Price Forecast: Yellow Metal (XAU/USD) price drops for the fifth-consecutive day, set to finish the week down by 3%, triggered by sentiment shifting sour, while the US dollar reaches a five-week high against a basket of currencies. At the time of writing, gold is trading at $1746 a troy ounce.
Gold Forecast for Today: “A sustained move below the $1,744 psychological level will be on their radars to aim for the next downside target near the $1,732—$1,724 region.”