Wall Street and Main Street look for gold to keep building on its recent gains, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. The metal hit a fresh six-year high in screen trading after renewed dovishness from Federal Reserve officials Thursday.
“Gold has not only continued its upward move, it has clearly broken out to the upside,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst with at Price Futures Group. “A slew of dovish comments by Fed officials, along with rising geopolitical tensions with Iran, will keep gold on its upward trek.”
Twelve market professionals took part in the Wall Street survey. A total of eight voters, or 67%, called for gold to be higher. There were three votes, or 25%, for lower, while one respondent, or 8%, looks for the metal to be sideways.
Meanwhile, 643 respondents took part in an online Main Street poll. A total of 477 voters, or 74%, called for gold to rise. Another 96, or 15%, predicted gold would fall. The remaining 70 voters, or 11%, saw a sideways market.
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