While the declines yesterday in gold and silver were blamed on fear of hawkish statements from the last Fed meeting minutes, the declines this morning are the result of a realization of hawkish news from the actual release.


Apparently, the Fed had a debate on whether policy was tight enough to bring inflation down as quickly as was hoped for and some policymakers were disappointed in the economic information they have seen since the March meeting.


Therefore, a minimal higher high for the move in the US dollar adds to the liquidation bias in markets that were significantly overdone into the recent highs...[MORE]


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