Today the top trends forecaster in the world discussed why the gold market is seeing volatility right now.

August 9 (King World News) – Gerald Celente:  The precious metal was down $10.60.

Gold was down as the U.S. dollar gained strength after China’s July trade data came in lower than anticipated.

China saw a 14.5 percent year-on-year drop in exports and imports came in 12.4 percent lower year-on-year while economists anticipated a 5 percent decline…

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Brad Bechtel, global head of foreign exchange at Jefferies, told Reuters, “There’s an element of risk aversion. Pretty clearly, the data overnight was not so good, with very sluggish export data across Asia.”

Bechtel said the global economy is at a place “in the dollar smile where U.S. fundamentals are outperforming the rest of the world. And generally it’s an environment for the dollar to sustain its rally.”

Yes, a strong dollar generally means suppressed gold prices. However, when the global economy goes down, so too will the U.S. economy. As we continue to forecast, when the Federal lowers U.S. interest rates,, the dollar will go down and gold prices will rise. Gold is dollar based. Thus, the weaker the dollar, the cheaper gold prices will be for nation’s with stronger currencies.

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