The gold futures contract gained 2.01% on Thursday, as it broke above its July 15 high of $1,835. Precious metals’ prices have followed weakening U.S. dollar after Wednesday’s FOMC Statement release. This morning gold is retracing some of yesterday’s advance, as we can see on the daily chart (the chart includes today’s intraday data):
Today gold is 0.4% lower, as it’s trading slightly below $1,830 mark. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 0.1% higher, platinum is 1.1% lower and palladium is 0.5% higher. So precious metals’ prices are mixed this morning.
Yesterday’s Advance GDP and the Unemployment Claims releases have been worse than expected. Today we will get Personal Income, Personal Spending and Chicago PMI Releases, among others.
Where would the price of gold go following Wednesday’s FOMC news? We’ve compiled the data since January of 2017, a 53-month-long period of time that contains of thirty six FOMC releases. The following chart shows average gold price path before and after the FOMC releases for the past 36 releases. The market was usually declining ahead of the FOMC day. Then it was going up for a week-long period. We can see that on average, gold price was 0.49% higher 10 days after the FOMC Statement announcement.
Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for today:
Friday, July 30
- 4:00 a.m. Eurozone – German Preliminary GDP q/q
- 8:30 a.m. U.S. – Personal Income m/m, Personal Spending m/m, Core PCE Price Index m/m, Employment Cost Index q/q
- 8:30 a.m. Canada – GDP m/m, IPPI m/m, RMPI m/m
- 9:45 a.m. U.S. – Chicago PMI
- 10:00 a.m. U.S. – Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment, Revised UoM Inflation Expectations
- 9:00 p.m. China – Manufacturing PMI, Non-Manufacturing PMI
For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar.
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