Move Cautiously As Fed Flip-flops Ahead of Jackson Hole: Gary Wagner
Gold prices close the week lower ahead of the big central bank meeting in Jackson Hole, so what is the best way for gold traders to play this market? According to veteran technical analyst Gary Wagner of thegoldforecast.com, gold prices need to hold key support at $1,330 an ounce. On the upside, Wagner said he would like to see the market break above $1,370.
Gold prices settled flat on the week with December gold futures settling at $1,346.20 an ounce Friday. However, Wagner told Kitco News he thinks gold’s downside potential is limited. ’I think what we’ve seen with the decline in prices this week was really factoring in the expectation of a rate hike this year. That is now factored into the market,’ he said. As markets shift focus to next week’s Jackson Hole meeting, Wagner warns that there could be volatility in the gold market. ‘But in terms of whether gold will sell off sharply, there would have to be a dramatic change in the sentiment that currently exists.’