Over the last 5 years gold has risen into and out of US CPI prints 60% of the time for an average 0.28% gain. Interestingly, the largest gain on a US CPI print in gold has been 3.11%. So, if we see a big miss in the US CPI print with the CPI MM 0.10% or lower, the Core CPI MM 0.10% or lower, the headline 3% or lower, and the CORE CPI 3.7% or lower then watch out for gold gains!
A major risk event is coming up for the US on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate meeting on Wednesday. Although US CPI data is unlikely to change the Fed’s mind for Wednesday it will certainly set the mood and tone.