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by Michael J. Kosares

Note: We will post LATE DAY UPDATES when warranted, so check back late afternoon, early evening.

LATE REPORT
Minutes reveal a cautious Fed with a policy more passive in nature that could be good for gold

USAGOLD, Wednesday 5-23-2018 (PM) – We continue to believe that a Powell-led Fed will stay cautious on raising rates.  The economic outlook is far from clear, though the obvious intent is try to jump-start inflation.  The problem with inflation – as most of the historical examples tell us – is that things can seem very quiet for awhile then get very noisy in a hurry.

With respect to gold, the latest revelations of Fed group think in and of themselves are not likely to send demand on a tear, but it could allow for a steady increase in interest, and perhaps, even price appreciation over time, though I hesitate to say such a thing [smile]. There are, at the same time, a number of other potential incentives for gold to attract investor/speculator interest on a short term basis outside the effects of Fed policy – like the geopolitical situation, for one; bond and stock market concerns for another.

We believe the important point to consider from a gold perspective is that the Fed is flashing all sorts of signals that its policy is going to be more passive in nature. . . . .The markets, including the international gold market, will need to figure out what that might mean. For the owners of physical metal, time is on our side.

EARLY REPORT
Gold tracking sideways, bounces higher off ascending trend line at $1282.50

USAGOLD, Wednesday 5-23-2018 (AM)–– Gold tumbled in European trading but righted itself early in the U.S. session to trade at $1294.50 and get to even on the day.  It got as low $1289 in overnight trade. Emerging country debt and currency problems, the Federal Reserve's release of minutes for its May meeting and the tenuous state of negotiations with China are all weighing on gold market sentiment this morning.

– MarketWatch reports that the Fed might "float new ideas" in the May minutes, but the main feature could very well break down to the differing views as to the future among board members.

– The China negotiation might very well have just gone into a protracted stall judging from the president's most recent remarks.

– As for the emerging countries' currency and debt problems, the similarities to the 1997-1998 Asian contagion are striking. We have seen estimates that as many as thirteen different countries are experiencing significant difficulty.

Today could end up being "one of those days" for financial markets including gold. . . . . . .

Quote of the Day
“A strong USD corresponds to generally hawkish Fed in an environment where the US is recovering fast while the rest of the globe is still too slow or recessionary, or that the Fed is pushing rates above the neutral and causing excessive tightening of financial conditions and potentially triggering recession. A weak USD path, on the other hand, can materialize either as an inflation or credit (twin deficits) risk, a troubling possibility to which there is no adequate policy response.” – Aleksander Kocic, Deutsche Bank

Chart of the Day

Chart note: Though not in lock step, gold and oil tend have traveled in the same direction since 2008.  At present, oil is outpacing gold, but given their historical relationship, an argument could be made that the yellow metal has some catching up to do.  There are those who might read in this chart the opposite – that oil is due for a correction to the downside. Some analysts though, like Union Bank of Switzerland and Bank of America, see its recent rise as fundamentally sound with a $100 price per barrel in the cards.

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Michael J. Kosares is the founder of USAGOLD, author of The ABCs of Gold Investing - How To Protect and Build Your Wealth with Gold (Three editions), and editor of the firm's monthly newsletter. He has also written numerous published articles and essays on the gold market.

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