Spot gold traded higher by 2.3 percent last week while silver prices also rose 3.4 percent. Gold prices rose as minutes from a U.S. Federal Reserve September meeting showed policymakers had a prolonged debate about prospects of a pick – up in inflation and slowing the path of future interest rate rises if it did not. Weak dollar index and geopolitical tensions in Spain and North Korea further supported the rally in gold. Russia and China both called for restraint on North Korea following a Twitter post from U.S. President Donald Trump hinting that military action was on his mind. The focus of the markets have now shifted from the geo – political crisis to the economic data that will be released from the US, besides, the possibility of rate hike scenario in the US is a factor for gold prices to move lower in the week ahead.
Geo – political crisis and economic data from US will be the key going forward, besides, the possibility of rate hike scenario in the US is a factor for gold prices to move lower in the sessions ahead. ON the MCX, gold prices are expected to trade higher today, international markets are trading lower by 0.2 percent at $1302 per ounce.
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