US Dollar Weakens After Monthly Inflation Cools, Gold Gains Momentum

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US Dollar Weakens After Monthly Inflation Cools, Gold Gains Momentum

US Core PCE 2.8% vs 2.8% expectations and prior.US dollar edges lower, but move lacks conviction.

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The US dollar slipped lower and gold picked up a small bid after the latest US PCE data hit the screens. Both the Core and Headline y/y PCE came in line with expectations, and March’s readings, at 2.8% and 2.7% respectively, but the m/m Core reading came in marginally below expectations and last month’s reading. Monthly personal income and spending both fell. It is a slightly positive release but unlikely to move any rate-cut expectations.

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The US dollar index fell after the inflation release and is being propped up by the 200-day simple moving average at 104.45 ahead of the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at 104.37.

US Dollar Index Daily Chart

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Gold is around 0.50% higher at $2,353/oz. and eyes near-term resistance from the 50-day simple moving average at $2,358/oz. Above here lies $2,400/oz.

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