Go Longs on Gold as Fed May Need To Stand Pat on Rates This September

Gold retested over one-week high at 1342.11 after a couple of data released on Tuesday that were not only far beyond earlier expectations but also completely dislodged any thought of a U.S economy that is “healthy enough” to withstand a rate hike as soon as later this month.

Report from the Institute for Supply Management showed that America’s service industries expanded in August at the weakest pace in six years. The ISM non-manufacturing index nose-dived to the lowest since February 2010 to 51.4, from 55.5 in July, while economists forecast the figure to come out at 55.4.

In a separate report, the Federal Reserve’s labor-market conditions index also swung back into negative territory last month after a positive reading in July, marking the seventh negative reading in the past eight months. The Fed’s gauge, which combines 19 labor market indicators, fell to minus 0.7 in August from 1.3 in one month earlier.

Trade suggestion

Buy Stop at 1340.50, Stop loss at 1333.00, Take profit at 1345.90

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