Just 6 weeks after the official tapering announcement, the Federal Reserve decided to accelerate the process. The U.S. Central bank is scaling back $30 billion a month instead of the originally announced $15 billion. Therefore, bond purchases will end in Q1 2022 instead of mid-year, as announced in November.
After many extremely dovish years, the Fed changed its clothes and became hawkish. This happened with some notice, but this meeting signalled a strong acceleration of the tapering process and changed expectations for hike rates in 2022 (which should now be 3 instead of 1).
Kinesis Money Gold Analysis
Technically, gold is regaining momentum, helped by the stabilization of the U.S. 10-year Treasury yields (below 1.50%), while the greenback lost grain, with the dollar index which has moderately slowed down to 96 points.
Closing the week above $1,800 would represent a signal of strength for bullion, which – surprisingly - is on a track for the positive week, after one of the most hawkish FOMC meetings of the last few years.
Kinesis Money Silver Analysis
There is a big question mark pending on silver. Have the last 48 hours marked a significant inversion signal for the grey metal or we are only seeing a temporary rebound? It is probably too early to say it, but the strength of the rebound was significant and silver clearly overperformed gold.
For calling this movement a proper inversion, we should wait for a clear surpass of the resistance zone of $23. It is remarkable that silver, once again, found solid support at $21.5, recovering first $22 and continuing the rebound to $22.5, profiting from markets' positive momentum.
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He also writes as a technical analyst for the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Carlo Alberto provides regular commentary for UK outlets including the BBC, Telegraph, the Independent Bloomberg & Reuters. He is also a commentator for CNBC Italy. He worked for Bloomberg as their Equity Research Fundamental Analyst before joining brokerage ActivTrades in 2011 to specialize in currency markets and commodities. In 2014 he published a book on gold and the gold market, followed by a new updated edition in 2018.
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