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More Reasons to Own Gold and Silver With Each Passing Day

Does a 0.25% Fed Funds rate increase really change the fiat currency destruction policy adopted for decades & provide an impetus to sell gold and silver in exchange for devaluing paper & digital fiat currencies? There is no end in sight to the fiat currency purchasing power devaluation objectives of Central Bankers & start converting fiat currencies into wealth preserving physical gold and silver.

Market Report: Better tone for Volatile Gold

Having broken down through major support at $1180 level which had held for 18 months, one would expect gold to consolidate before attempting to break back up through it. If & when it does break convincingly upwards, gold will be sending a strongly positive technical signal. Silver followed similarly & the corresponding level is $17.

‘Helicopter Yellen’ Sends Stocks, Gold, Silver Soaring

Gold, silver and stocks surged overnight after the Fed maintained their ultra dovish monetary policy stance. The risk to markets of an early hike in U.S. interest rates eased leading to a fall in the dollar after the release of minutes of the last Federal Reserve policy meeting. Record low interest rates globally remain positive for gold.

Jackson Hole: 'Tremendous' Downside Risks If Yellen Doesn't Go Full-Dovish

The 3 ways Yellen can be dovish. Full dovish goes beyond anything she has stated explicitly in her comments. Semi dovish may generate a strong initial market reaction if it looks as if it is introducing new factors into policy equation but is much more ambiguous. Contingent dovish is the argument she has put forward for a long time.

China Gold Demand To Rise Further - Fed Stand Also Favors Gold Bulls

Unlike the gold bearish 2013, 2014 seems to favor the gold bulls right from the start to the new year. Gold demand in China, which overtook India as the largest user last year, will rise about 25% in the next four years as an increasing population gets wealthier, according to the World Gold Council.

FOMC Minutes Confirms "Forecasts Overstate Rate Rise Pace"

The FOMC Minutes confirm, “SEVERAL FED OFFICIALS SAID FORECASTS OVERSTATED RATE RISE PACE” – In other words, we are way more dovish than you thought we were… Anyway, stocks love it as the Fed has just given the go ahead to reflate the bubble some more.

Banks Warn Fed They May Have To Start Charging Depositors

Should the Fed cut IOER to offset the tapering pain, banks will crush depositors by cutting rates, depositors will pull their money from banks en masse, and banks will have no choice but to close on a record levered $2.2 trillion in margined risk position.

FOMC Minutes Reveal Taper Likely In "Coming Months"

FOMC participants expected that the data would prove consistent with the Committee’s outlook, but also considered scenarios under which it might, at some stage, be appropriate to begin to taper down the program before an unambiguous further improvement in the outlook was apparent.

US Federal Reserve And The Ghosts Of LTCM

The LTCM crisis in 1998 was averted through a Federal Reserve intervention and a new policy instrument had been perfected for the Fed’s toolkit : The ‘Greenspan Put’ – It’s as if the ghosts of LTCM bailout have returned 15 years later.

Is The U.S. Unemployment About To Spike Higher?

As per the latest weekly Gallup Survey, Unemployment has surged from its April lows of 7.3% to 8.9%, which certainly doesn’t bode well for continued increases in the upcoming BLS employment reports

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