Kitco News: Gold Firms Up Ahead of Fed, After Hitting 10-Month Low

December 12, 2016 - 4:48pm

 by Gary Wagner

Gold sees a small bounce Monday, after hitting fresh ten-month lows overnight. So could the metal be setting itself up for a bigger move later in the week once the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting is out of the way? The overwhelming market sentiment is that an interest rate hike will be announced at the conclusion of the Federal Open market committee meeting, said Gary Wagner of thegoldforecast.com on Monday. ‘At this point, it is widely believed that a rate hike has been factored into current market pricing. With this newfound optimism, we could expect to see a continuation of the pervasive optimism, which has fueled this equities rally since the presidential election,’ Wagner said. He added, ‘Therefore, all things being equal, we could expect to see continued pressure on safe haven investments ‘. February Comex gold settled the day at $1,165.80 an ounce, up 0.34% on the day.