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Inflation - Difficult to Move, But Once Moving, Hard to Control

Three key measures of inflation have recently lurched across the Fed’s threshold of 2%. The recent pickup in gas prices is set to have an even sharper upward impact on the consumer price inflation basket. Inflation can really spin out of control very quickly. If it happens, it would happen very quickly. Inflation is like a supertanker: Hard to get moving. But once moving, hard to stop.

Deemed Necessary but Progressively Ineffective Monetary Injections will Support Gold

In the coming months, the central banks of advanced economies will begin to suffer from monetary exhaustion, possibly starting in Japan where the debt burden is now 250 percent of the GDP. As monetary injections will be seen as necessary but progressively ineffective, investors’ confidence in fiat currencies is likely to decline as they will add their gold purchases.

Silver Breakout Confirms that Gold and Silver Prepared to Move a Lot Higher

The price of silver has just surged to a high it hasn’t seen since January of 2015. In the aftermath of Brexit, this as a good sign that the prices of both gold and silver are about to really break out and begin moving up in significant bursts. Now that gold is holding steady above $1,300 an ounce, investors who have been waiting on the sidelines to buy should consider acting soon.

Gold Retreats as US Fed Members Turn Hawkish in Rate Hikes

Gold had been gaining traction earlier last week following a dovish report by Janet Yellen, the US Federal Reserve chairperson. Gold prices retreated following the rise in the US dollar index. With investors offsetting their positions to take profits and a hawkish view by other Fed members, the sentiment for gold seems to be negative.

Gold Prices Are Soaring Right Now - Here's What's Next

The World Gold Council said it’s largest customers, China, India & Russia will be adding to their stockpiles of physical gold & that the global stock market turmoil would be enough to keep gold demand strong this year. Well, I would say that’s all fine and good, but the main currency that gold is concerned about is the dollar.

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