Gold futures have sold-off for a third session in a row from its $1,170 highs only on Monday once domestic durable goods orders rose an unexpected amount last month and now boosting sentiment for a forthcoming interest-rate hike. Gold futures are now down $12.40 per ounce and currently trading at $1,126 at New York’s Commodity Exchange.
When durable goods orders were expected to “drop” by 0.4%, the US Department of Commerce reported an actual increase for total durable goods orders by 2% last month. To reinforce the sentiment, June’s durable goods order’s were revised to a “4.1%” gain from the 3.4% which was previously reported.
Laura Taylor, a senior market strategist at RJO Futures in Chicago, shares her view regarding the fundamental assessment of the gold futures markets by stating, “Traders have been looking for something they can sink their teeth into regarding the direction of interest-rates. This durable goods order maybe created a ‘capitulation’ for the gold market correction.” Taylor added, “The gold trade will have to keep today’s lows if the rally will continue.”
The technical trend for gold turned up only one week ago today. Gold futures still look strong despite the three-day sell-off so if there are any jewelers or electricians out there looking for a place to buy, this may be it.
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