Gold Prices Drop

On Wednesday,  gold prices flanked lower in Asia with investors stuck in the current policy review by the Fed Reserve to be declared later in the day.

Delivery of gold for December dropped 0.24 percent to $1,325.15 a troy ounce, on the Comex division of the NYMEX.

Delivery of silver futures for September fell 0.22 percent to $19.640 a troy ounce, although delivery of copper futures for  September increase 0.45 percent to $2.233 a pound.

Suddenly, gold edged up on Tuesday remaining near one month lows, as policymakers from the Fed received a final chance to digest a mixed batch of economic data in advance of a carefully observed interest rate decision in the middle of the week.

The Federal Open Market Committee is generally expected to exit its benchmark interest rate at a targeted range between 0.25 and 0.50 percent for their 5th straight meeting. On Tuesday, the CME Group's Fed Watch tool placed the possibility of a July rate hike at 2.4 percent

Even if the Federal Open Market Committee holds rates steady, analysts will carefully analyze the monetary policy statement for indicators on whether the Committee is leaning in the direction of extra tightening when it meets once more in late-September. According to the CME Group, the odds of a September rate hike increase to 25.2 percent on Tuesday, up from 18.8 percent a day before.

By December, the probabilities increase significantly to 41.7 percent, corresponding to prior estimates over the last week.


Any rate hikes by the Federal Open Market Committee this year are seen as bearish for gold, which fights to compete versus high yield bearing assets in periods of increasing rate environments.

Oil Prices Plunged

On Wednesday,  oil prices plunged in Asian trading as abundant supplies and reducing the economic development influenced on markets, even though some analysts stated that the current downtrend would be uncertain and see a recovery later this year.

International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $44.81 at 0148 GMT, down 6 cents from their previous close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $42.87, down 5 cents.

Brent reaches $44.14 the prior day, the lowermost since May, and the deal has shed over 15% in value since peaking in June as a refined product surplus, as well as reducing economic  growth  dip the demand outlook for crude oil.

Oil markets have been determined by glut in the last two years, which dragged down prices by as much as 70% between 2014 and early 2016, when Brent hit a more than a decade low of approximately $27 per barrel.


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