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Gold Prices Reach Historic High Amid Fed’s Rate Cut Speculation

Posted on March 21, 2024
Writer: James Miller

Gold prices surged to a new record of $2,220.89 an ounce in early trading, propelled by speculation over the Federal Reserve’s current policy stance, which appears to lean towards accommodating market conditions rather than preemptively combatting inflation.

Since mid-February, gold has experienced a robust rally, gaining more than 10% as investors anticipate more inflation.

Chris Weston of Pepperstone Group Ltd. interpreted the Federal Reserve’s latest remarks as an indirect encouragement for gold investment, emphasizing the central bank’s apparent willingness to tolerate higher inflation levels and a strong labor market without immediate tightening measures. 

Gold’s upward trajectory is also supported by factors such as geopolitical tensions and significant purchases by central banks, with China being a prominent buyer.

The backdrop of global geopolitical unrest, including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and tensions in the Middle East, alongside domestic events like the impending U.S. presidential election, continues to bolster gold’s appeal as a safe-haven asset.

Experts like Marcus Garvey of Macquarie Group Ltd. view the $2,300 level as a potential target in the near term.

For more information, check out the full article on Yahoo Finance.

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