Gold is heavily affected when the Fed raises interest rates

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Gold prices continued to lose money for the third straight day, trading around $1,925 lower in the early trading hours of Thursday's Asian session. As expected, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) maintained its current benchmark policy rate at 5.5% during its meeting on Wednesday.

Precious metal prices are facing downward pressure as the Fed is expected to raise additional interest rates in 2023. Furthermore, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) revealed in the statement monetary policy, predicting inflation to be slightly higher than previously forecast.
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The Fed's rate hike pause was expected, but the hawkish tone suggests interest rates will stay high until 2024. This revision caused significant impact in financial markets.
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