Gold Futures Market News and Commentary
The dollar index (DXY00) on Monday rose by +0.77%. The dollar Monday climbed for the fifth consecutive session and posted a new 20-year high. Soaring T-note yields Monday pushed the dollar higher after the 10-year T-note yield rose to a 12-year high of 3.902%. Also, slumping equity markets boosted the liquidity demand for the dollar. Finally, Monday’s plunge in GBP/USD to a record low and the fall in EUR/USD to a 12-year low supported the dollar.
Comments Monday from Boston Fed President Collins were hawkish for Fed policy and bullish for the dollar when she said, "returning inflation to target will require further tightening of monetary policy, as signaled in the recent FOMC projections."
U.S. economic news Monday was bearish for the dollar. The Aug Chicago Fed national activity index fell -0.29 to 0.0, weaker than expectations of a decline to 0.23. Also, the Sep Dallas Fed manufacturing outlook level of general business activity unexpectedly fell -4.3 to -17.2, w... Read more