Global spot gold price rose to 1,817.88 USD on July 8, hitting a 8-year high. Wholly speaking, gold price still hovers at a high level. According to the previous experience, it seems like the gold price hasnt peaked, and it is likely to hit a new high in the future and edges close to another major level of 1,900 USD.To get more news about WikiFX, you can visit wikifx official website.
I have traded gold for 30 years and know that there are many basic factors that can affect the trend of gold, as well as major ones including against the USD, trend of the USD, geopolitics and anti-inflation. Now the weak US dollar, geopolitical tension and easing monetary policy by global banks all contributes to further currency depreciation. Although the strong US stock decreases risk aversion, gold price will rally steadily and repeatedly due to the well support by other favorable factors.
It is remarkably that a sudden slump in global stock markets is profitable for gold price with an increasing risk aversion. Recalling the sharply drop in stock market in March, both gold and stock slumped by over US$250. As the stocks fall led to the liquidity squeeze of US dollar and further to sharp rise of US dollar index, causing the simultaneous sharp drop of both a group of non US dollar currencies and gold. Therefore, if the global markets collapse, do not easily believe that it is good for the gold price 100 percent.
Recently, according to a data released by the US, its inflation increase recorded a 8-year high, caused by the sharp recovery of oil price. If the inflation in the US becomes worse, the Fed still needs to simulate economy by maintaining lower interest rate, which is expected to support well the price of gold, as an anti-inflation hedge. In a short term, supported by the profitable factor above, the spot gold price is likely to test above the level of 1,840-1,850 USD, and then to approach the major level of 1,900 USD after giving back gains with a stable fluctuation.