While initial prices are softer today both gold and silver maintain bullish charts but will be heavily impacted by initial claims which are expected to show an increase in those claiming unemployment benefits.

In other words, the bull camp needs soft economic data to further the rate pause mantra which was given added credence overnight from comments from the Atlanta Federal Reserve president Bostic who indicated that US interest rates are "high enough".

However, the PCE data is typically a significant input into Fed decisions and that combined with the last significant cycle of monthly jobs news ahead of the September 14th Fed meeting should mean volatility and the potential for a trend signal for early September...[MORE]

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