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Gold prices back near session lows as Powell strike hawkish tone, saying the central bank will maintain restrictive policy stance for some time.

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(Kitco News) – Gold prices have fallen to session lows as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell strikes an expected hawkish tone in his much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole Wyoming.

In this speech, Powell reiterated that inflation remains the biggest threat to the economy and the central bank is committed to brining consumer price back down to its target of 2%.

“Restoring price stability will likely require maintaining a restrictive policy stance for some time. The historical record cautions strongly against prematurely loosening policy,” he said in his remarks during the central bank symposium.

The gold market continue to hold support above $1,750 an ounce, however it is struggling to attract new bullish momentum as markets expect to see further rate hikes.

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