Gold Jumps With Fed Cut Seen Paving Way for Other Central Banks
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March 03 2020

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Gold Jumps With Fed Cut Seen Paving Way for Other Central Banks

This article by Justina Vasquez for Bloomberg may be of interest to subscribers. Here is a section:

The move on Tuesday comes after Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers stopped short of taking action earlier Tuesday, disappointing markets that had been looking for a policy response to the virus. Bullion climbed 70% from December 2008 to June 2011 as central banks increased money supply on an unprecedented scale.

“Gold traders are happy today because this is what they have been waiting for,” Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Ava Trade, said by email. “I think the floodgate is wide open and other central banks like Bank of Canada are also likely to follow the same path.”

The central bank also said it is “closely monitoring developments and their implications for the economic outlook and will use its tools and act as appropriate to support the economy.”

Eoin Treacy's view

Australia cut by 25 basis points and the USA by 50. It appears highly likely the UK and Canada will follow along in lock step. The reason Japan and the Eurozone are not cutting is because they are already at zero or negative on the deposit rate. What investors need to be asking is whether the other OECD countries are going to follow them there.

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