Gold slides to 5-month low as upbeat jobs data from US & firm dollar point to Fed taper
The precious metal was trading $1,741 per ounce, marking a daily decline of 1.26% as of 13:28 GMT. US gold futures shed 1.11% to $1,743.50. Meanwhile, silver slid 7.5% to its lowest price in more than eight months at $22.50 per ounce.
Sentiment in bullion remains bearish and the market may have overreacted to the jobs data, according to Carlo Alberto De Casa, market analyst at Kinesis, as quoted by Reuters.Also on rt.com Gold on course for best weekly gains in 2 months as US Fed shows no sign of changing its loose monetary policy
“Even if the Federal Reserve is reducing liquidity, it is not going to happen today or tomorrow; it will take time,” the expert said, adding that some investors were still looking for bargains.
The prices of other metals are also on the decline, with platinum dropping 0.8% to $971.80 per ounce, having earlier hit its lowest since November 2020, while palladium was down 0.4% to $2,616.34.
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