Gold Surges, Dollar Declines after Fed Chair’s Speech

gold surges dollar declines after fed chairs speech
Gold Surges, Dollar Declines after Fed Chair’s Speech

Gold (GLD) is poised to post its first weekly gain in seven weeks on the back of a weakness in the US dollar (UUP). In his much-anticipated speech at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Fed chair Jerome Powell said the Fed is committed to continuing to gradually raise interest rates (TLT) since the US (SPY) (IVV) economy remains strong. The US dollar was already under pressure on August 23 after political uncertainty increased with the legal troubles of President Trump’s former campaign manager and former attorney.

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