Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gold remains under pressure

Gold remains under pressure on Tuesday, as the metal continues to lose ground to the strong US dollar. In the European session, the spot price stands at $1207.40 per ounce. On the release front, todays key event is CB Consumer Confidence, with the markets expecting another strong reading above the 90-point level.The sharp gains by the US dollar is weighing on gold prices, as a stronger dollar diminishes the metal’s appeal as an alternative asset to the dollar. The dollar has enjoyed a spectacular September, and gold prices have tumbled over 6% during this period. We could see gold dip below $1200, which last occurred in December.