The gold futures contract lost 0.30% on Friday, as it fluctuated following Thursday’s decline of 2.12%. On Thursday, it broke below the recent local lows as series of the U.S. economic data releases along with the rallying U.S. dollar led to a sell-off in precious metals. The yellow metal came back to $1,750 price level. This morning the market is extending a short-term consolidation along that support level, as we can see on the daily chart (the chart includes today’s intraday data):
Today gold is 0.2% higher, as it is trading slightly above $1,750 price level. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 0.1% lower, platinum is 1.8% lower and palladium is 3.0% higher. So precious metals’ prices are mixed this morning.
Friday’s Consumer Sentiment release has been slightly worse than expected at 71.0. Today we will get the NAHB Housing Market Index release at 10:00 a.m. But the markets will be waiting for Wednesday’s FOMC Monetary Policy Statement release.
Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for the next two trading days:
Monday, September 20
- 10:00 a.m. U.S. – NAHB Housing Market Index
- All Day, Canada – Federal Election
- All Day, China – Bank Holiday
Tuesday, September 21
- 8:30 a.m. U.S. – Housing Starts, Building Permits, Current Account
- Tentative, Japan – Monetary Policy Statement, BOJ Policy Rate
For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar.
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