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The Surprising Force Behind The Rally In Gold Prices - Can It Continue?

After a few years of losses, gold prices have risen 17% year-to-date as of April 25, making it one of the best-performing investments this year. Perhaps more remarkably, gold mining stocks are up nearly 78% during the same period. The question now is: can the rally continue? Let’s take a look at the catalysts for the rally in gold prices.

What Does NIRP Say About Central Banks & The Economy?

NIRP says, central banks have run out of options & are now in their own end zone, heaving the final desperate Hail Mary pass that has no hope of saving them from total defeat. An economy that needs NIRP is sick unto death & doomed to an implosion of impaired debt, over-leveraged risk-on bets, asset bubbles generated by stock buybacks & central bank purchases of risky assets.

Central Bank Monetary Policy Can't Fix an Economy's Structural Problems

What with all the praise being heaped on central banks for saving the world from economic doomsday in 2008, it’s natural to ask which structural problems their unprecedented policies solved in the past 6 years. The truth is central bank policies of zero-interest rates & free money for financiers have made many structural problems worse.

Citi Warns - Central Banks Grip On The World Economy Is Waning

Not only are central bank policies having a disappointing effect on business sentiment and investment; they are failing even to revive inflation expectations. Despite having growing doubts as to central banks’ ability to create durable economic growth, we remain convinced as to their ability to push up risky asset prices.

What Options Are Left for Central Banks?

What happened over the past six years is that central banks have moved from providing short-term buffers to being the saviors of the government, economy and asset markets. This extraordinary transformation from the role as short-term buffers during crisis, is the core reason why central bank policies are now failing to move the needle.

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