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Gold prices dip as Fed spreads uncertainty

On Thursday gold rates plunged to fourteen-day bottom after the U.S. Fed trim key benchmark rate by 25 bp true to form yet altered market anticipations for an extensive slicing course, raising the greenback to a two-year peak.

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Spot gold edged lower by 0.4 percent at $1,407.40 per ounce starting at 0735 GMT, tumbling earlier to its minimum since July 17 at $1,404.71.

U.S. gold futures skidded 1.4 percent to $1,418.10 an ounce.

As anticipated by markets, the Fed switched the key lending rate overnight to an objective scope of 2.00-2.25 percent, referring to anxiety over the worldwide economy and capped U.S. inflation.

Yet, Jerome Powell, talking in a press conference after the arrival of the national bank's announcement, portrayed Wednesday's rate of interest trim as "a mid-cycle adjustment to policy", a hint to markets that following rough trims were not inescapable.

After Powell's remarks, the greenback gained 0.3 percent to a two-year peak on Thursday, making bullion over-priced for holders of other currencies.

On the exchange front, Sino-U.S. negotiators finished a short round of exchange negotiations with a slight indication of progress and decided to meet once more in September, dragging out a bitter cease-fire in a year-long trade row among the world's two biggest economies.

Meantime, the property of SPDR Gold Trust declined by 0.18 percent to 823.42 tonnes on Wednesday from Tuesday.

A bullish objective at $1,452 per ounce has been prematurely ended for spot gold, after its decline on Wednesday, reported Wang Tao from Reuters.

Among other metals, silver edged lower 1.3 percent at $16.04 per ounce, after contacting a fourteen-day bottom of $15.97 prior in the session.

Platinum lost 0.8 percent at $853.06 an ounce, after tumbling to its minimum since July 23 at $846.50, while palladium declined 0.4 percent to $1,510.36.

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