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Real Interest Rates have a Real Influence on Gold

Does gold respond to the inflation or rather to the real interest rate? Paul Krugman said once that the reason behind the high real price of gold between 2001 & 2011 was low real interest rates, not the expected inflation. Is he right and are real interest rates really the main driver of the yellow metal price? How do they affect the gold market?

Will there be an Epic (final) US Dollar Rally?

The overall down-trend of the US dollar is clear. But one must remember that counter-trends are typically far more powerful than many expect – and many counter-trends last far longer than expected as well. Let’s discuss the factors that could conceivably bring about the mother of all counter-rallies in the USD.

Study Gold and Silver’s Past For a Glimpse of Where We Head in the Future

Next time gold and silver take a price dip & bankers react by telling you to sell, or a politician announces the strength of “recovering economy”, trust your history. We can learn a lot about the future of gold & silver by taking a step back in time to re-visit the bankers’ propaganda campaigns in 2006.

The Legacy of Ben Bernanke : A Weak and Mediocre Economy

If there was no pre-crisis credit boom, there would have been no large financial crisis and thus no need for Bernanke to have done better during and after. Bernanke’s policy is also rightly criticized as the great cost of these post-crisis policies is the intrusion of the Fed into politics and fiscal policy.

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