Gold prices steady as Fed’s hints at ‘some’ hikes in 2019:: (WWW.SHREEMCX.COM)

Gold prices steadied on Thursday, after shedding half a percent in the previous session as the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a less-dovish outlook on monetary tightening than many had expected.

In a widely anticipated decision, the U.S. central bank hiked interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday. But what took markets by surprise was the Fed’s commitment to retain the core of its plan to tighten monetary policy, despite rising uncertainty about global economic growth. gold XAU= rose 0.1 percent to $1,244.56 per ounce at 0506 GMT, after declining the most since Nov. 27 in the previous session.

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