Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, announce a 0.25% point raise in its key interest rate.
The price of gold responded sharply with the Fed announcement, spiking over $20 per ounce.
As can be seen in the chart above, the price jumped immediately with the announcement.
Gold stocks also saw a sharp intra-day price increase with the Fed’s announcement.
At the moment, the Index is up over 7%, or $13.20, on the news of the quarter-point rate hike. The price of gold and gold stocks often correspond negatively to interest-rate increases, but the US Dollar also fell against the Canadian Dollar upon release of the Federal Reserve news.