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Gold Price Moves Since QE3 Have Been A Warning To Mainstream Economists

There is “something” missing beyond just the recovery economists were so sure the gold price crash was foretelling. Normalizing both economic & financial conditions would mean interest rates rising back to where they were pre-crisis, as “inflation” picks up. Neither of these is evident in the 2 years since gold prices crashed.

As QE3 Ends, Fed Reserves Have Biggest Drop Since Start Of QE

A glance at the Fed H.4.1 statement reveals: in the past 4 weeks, the level of total reserves with Fed banks (i.e., excess reserves created by QE), have seen their biggest plunge since the launch of QE in March of 2009. As of Nov 5, the total amount of outstanding reserves tumbled to $2.561 trillion, down a whopping $188 billion.

The End Of QE3, Trouble Ahead For The Bulls?

The Federal Reserve’s latest asset purchase program, QE3, is coming to an end. What was once an $85 billion a month program, one in which at its peak had been goosing the financial markets and economy at an annual rate of $1.0 trillion – and over its 27 month life will have pumped $1.7 trillion of money into the economy – is going to zero.

Is it Time for the Gold Bugs to Admit Defeat?

Gold prices have fallen by more than a third since its 2011 high & the downturn exceeds the 2008 waterfall selloff. Many technical analysts are saying that the “damage” on the charts is too great for gold to recover – The rout is so bad, even hardened the goldbugs have grown quiet lately.

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