Daily Gold News: October 2 – Gold Price Extends the Downtrend

Gold continues its sell-off ahead of the Fed Chair Powell’s speech.

The gold futures contract lost 0.67% on Friday, September 29 as it retraced its intraday advance following economic data releases, strong U.S. dollar. On Friday gold broke below the $1,875 level and it was the lowest since early March.

In late August gold price was rallying amidst reduced pressure for the further monetary policy tightening and on Septemeber 1 it reached a local high of $1,980. In May gold retreated from medium-term high of $2,085.40 and in early March it was selling off after the Fed Chief Powell’s hawkish testimony. Then it rebounded from a local low of around $1,813.

Today gold is extending its downtrend as we can see on the daily chart (the chart includes today’s intraday data):

Daily Gold News: October 2 – Gold Price Extends the Downtrend - Image 1

The gold price is 0.4% lower as it is trading slightly below the $1,860 level. What about the other precious metals? Silver is 2.6% lower platinum is 0.9% lower and palladium is 1.4% lower. So the main precious metals’ prices are lower again this morning.

Friday’s Core PCE Price Index release has been slightly lower than expected at +0.2% m/m. Today we will get the ISM Manufacturing PMI release at 10:00 a.m. There will also be a speech from the Fed Chair Powell at 11:00 a.m.

Below you will find our Gold, Silver, and Mining Stocks economic news schedule for the next two trading days (EST Timezone).

Monday, October 2

  • 9:45 a.m. U.S. - Final Manufacturing PMI
  • 10:00 a.m. U.S. - ISM Manufacturing PMI, ISM Manufacturing Prices, Construction Spending m/m
  • 11:00 a.m. U.S. - Fed Chair Powell Speech, FOMC Member Harker Speech
  • 11:30 p.m. Australia - Cash Rate, RBA Rate Statement
  • All Day, Canada – Bank Holiday
  • All Day, China – Bank Holiday

Tuesday, October 3

  • 10:00 a.m. U.S. - JOLTS Job Openings
  • All Day, Eurozone – German Bank Holiday
  • All Day, China – Bank Holiday

Paul Rejczak
Stock Trading Strategist