Gold Falls As Fed Taper Delayed Not Cancelled

Gold fell for the second straight session after a Federal Reserve official said policy makers may start reducing U.S. fiscal stimulus as early as next month.
The central bank’s decision last week to refrain from paring its $85 billion in monthly bond buying was a “borderline” call, and tapering may start in October, Fed Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said on Sept. 20. Gold dropped 2.7 percent on that day, the most since July 5. Prices surged 70 percent from the end of December 2008 to June 2011 as the Fed bought debt and stoked inflation concerns.

via Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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