- Gold Trading | September 19, 2016
US data has been looking distinctly soft of late. If growth continues to tail off, then the case for a rate rise will weaken rather than strengthen, so it may be a question of now or never. The conventional thinking is that a rate rise will lead to a fall in the gold price. It may be that the rate rise that’s now supposed to put a brake on gold will have more of a temporary dampening effect.