Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gold retained Small overnight gains on Wednesday,
Gold retained small overnight gains on Wednesday, but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve policy statement later in the session as investors waited for clues on the timing of a US rate hike. Spot gold was little changed at USD 1,167.05 an ounce by 0308 GMT. The metal had risen 0.3 percent in the previous session, snapping a four-day losing streak.
Many traders chose to stick to the sidelines ahead of a Fed statement at 1800 GMT following a two-day policy meeting. The US central bank is not expected to raise rates on Wednesday, but markets will be eyeing the statement for the Fed's take on the US and global economies, and whether it could hike rates at its next meeting in December.
Gold has been supported in recent weeks on rising speculation that the Fed will delay its first rate hike in nearly a decade to next year due to concerns over global growth and the impact on the US economy. The Fed had refrained from raising rates last month, citing global concerns. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has since said the bank would still increase rates this year, though some other policymakers have said otherwise. Bullion has been weighed down all year by uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike. Ultra-low rates boost the appeal of non-interest-paying gold.

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