The USD is up 5% in the last 3 months and gold is holding just above $1269/oz, as we write. The presidential election might be center stage but the possibility of a rate hike before the year end is being eagerly observed.
There are a myriad of reasons that come into play which effect the direction of gold prices but today we will look at just one of them; the effect of monetary policy as perpetrated by The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB)
Many believe that the bottom is now in and the bull has resumed charge, with the bears being exhausted. We would like to agree with them but we are still of the opinion that a challenge to the June lows could still lie ahead of us.