Gold down 3% in a week! Bulls lose nerve as US dollar remains the preferred safe haven

The US dollar index rose sharply last week and tested a 1-month high. The US dollar index edged up amid ongoing debate about the Fed’s monetary policy stance and amid increased safe-haven buying on the back of geopolitical tensions and growth worries.The trend in the US dollar has been one of the key price determining factors for gold and this relationship remains intact as market players try to assess Fed’s monetary policy stance.

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