Gold is trading slightly lower today but still above USD1,800 taking a breather from the recent three-day rally. The somehow dovish FED statement still lends some support to the precious metal and ongoing uncertainty over the Greek bailout and its future in the Eurozone add to bullish investor's sentiment. Now investors look ahead to Tuesday's U.S. inflation data.
Recently a strong U.S. dollar and the prospect for higher U.S. rates weighed on the precious metal - as gold is dollar-denominated and not yield-bearing. Now, after the FED removed the 'patient' wording but gave a more dovish outlook on inflation and growth and the greenback is trading lower, gold finds some support.
Gold is currently quoted at USD1,181.30, -0,07% a troy ounce. On Thursday the 22nd of January gold reached a five-month high at USD1,307.40. On Tuesday last week gold traded as low as USD1,142.50, a three-month low.