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The Trading Desk - Trading June US CPI

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Macro backdrop
June's US CPI is anticipated to show further signs of cooling inflation, with the headline year-over-year consensus pegged at 3.1%, down from last month's 3.3%. Despite subdued inflation expectations, with the breakeven rate hovering just above 2%, gold prices remain elevated. This mirrors a similar scenario in 2020 when gold rallied ahead of declining inflation figures, which eventually aligned with easing monetary policy. In the short term, any upside surprise in the CPI is likely to drive yields higher, thereby exerting downward pressure on gold prices, and vice versa. Meanwhile, money managers reduced their bullish gold positions by 6,169 net-long contracts to 178,541, according to weekly data from the CFTC on futures and options. This net-long position marked the least bullish sentiment in over three weeks. 

Price action
The last time CPI came in lower than expected, XAUUSD saw an immediate 1% gain, though it couldn't sustain the rise. Gold prices recently marked their largest weekly gain in three months, hovering around $2,359 per ounce after a nearly 3% surge last week. However, the People’s Bank of China did not increase its gold reserves for the second consecutive month in June, according to the World Gold Council. The uptrend has persisted since early April, with $2,300 serving as a support level, while the 200-day moving average lies further below at $2,137.

 

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