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    30.07.2015 06:38 Gold weighed by the dollar

    Gold is currently at $1,093.00 ( 0.04%). The precious metal approached its lowest level since 2010 after the U.S. dollar advanced against other major currencies on Fed statement. Yesterday FOMC members said that the U.S. economy was "expanding moderately", supporting expectations for an interest rate rise when the committee meets in September.

    Later today the U.S. Department of Commerce will release preliminary estimate of second-quarter U.S. gross domestic product, with the economy expected to return to growth, expanding by 2.6%, after contracting in a weather-dependant first quarter.

    A substantially higher growth rate would intensify expectations for a September rate increase.

    "The slide that we've seen last week showed investors were already pricing in the effect of the first rate hike whether it's September or December. What matters is after the first rate hike, how would they conduct the rest of the rate increases," said Howie Lee, analyst at Phillip Futures.

     


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