Gold daily update for 13th October 2017


Gold has now strengthened for the last six sessions consecutively, but is running out of steam as it approaches $1,300. Falling inflation expectations are taking a toll on the precious metal. Hopes for a tax reform deal are falling, as Trump's latest executive order relating to healthcare is raising concerns about his inability to get bills passed in Congress. Instead US bonds are now rising sharply, looking at prices for Treasury bonds in the last two days. As inflation expectations are mostly related to US politics or commodity prices today, the precious metal will struggle unless higher future inflation looks more likely.

Looking at technical indicators, gold is neither overbought nor oversold today and is trading within normal conditions. After its most recent bottom close to $1,270, gold is now above $1,295.