Will Gold Get A Lift From The FOMC?

The Price of Spot Gold slipped to a 3-week low of $1309.00 as the inverse correlation to the USD strength continues to influence price flows.

By the NY close, the yellow metal had found buyers into the weekend to settle at $1314.00.

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With the FOMC expected to raise the FED Funds target on March 22nd, market commentators have noted that the price of Gold has rallied  after the last 5 rates hikes in this cycle.

As illustrated in the chart below, Spot Gold traded at $1240 when the FOMC last raised rates on December 13th. By January 25th, Gold had rallied almost 10% to reach $1350.

Some of the local mining names we are following into the buy zone include NCM, EVN, SBM and SAR.

In addition, investors looking for a “pure play” on Spot Gold can buy the BetaShare Gold ETF with the symbol: QAU

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Author: Todd

Todd has worked in the financial industry for 20 years. During this time, his primary focus has been in the Foreign Exchange, Global Equities and Fixed Income areas. Todd has also served as a Judicial Advocate in several tax cases in the US Federal Court.