Morning Snapshot: Gold pops back above $1300 after data

USAGOLD/Peter Grant/10-13-17

Gold jumped back above $1300 after a tame core CPI print for September, shows that the Fed continues to face an inflation problem. Headline inflation rose 0.5%, the biggest m/m jump since January, but it was still below expectations of +0.6% and attributed to hurricane distortion.

Like PPI yesterday, higher energy prices in the wake of the recent hurricanes pushed the broader measures of inflation higher. However, these gains are unlikely to be sticky.

This morning’s gains put the yellow metal decisively back above the entire 20-, 50-, 100- and 200-day moving average complex, returning considerable credence to the underlying uptrend. Next resistance is at 1308.80, the halfway back point of the decline off the September peak at 1357.50.

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