Market Update – 24th March 2

This week all eyes were on the Federal Reserve economic projections and interest rate decision. The FED indicated they would maintain low interest rates until at least 2023. The fresh forecasts showed the FOMC expects GDP to contract by 3.7% which was softer than the 6.5% forecast, and unemployment to reach 7.6% at years end compared to the 9.3% forecast made previously. The upgrade in economic projections provided a surge in the USD throughout early Thursdays trading session.

Gold dropped over 400 points from the top of the pennant formation after teasing a potential breakout to the upside. Gold price action is becoming compressed between a pennant formation. The recent recovery in the US economic data has dampened the bull run in precious metals. Traders will be waiting for a breakout of the pennant formation for an indication on the next big move.

Jamie DuttaAnalyst / Trader

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