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Price of Gold Could Rise a Lot Higher - In Fact Double

There’s a difference between the narrative, which is what you’re being told, versus the reality of the economic data. It’s in no one’s interest ahead of the election to say the U.S. economy is a mess. If the flood of bad economic data continues, the Fed will almost certainly print more money or cut interest rates. And that could easily send the price of gold through the roof.

With a Trump Win, Gold Prices Could Soar Sharply to $1750 or even $2000

Citigroup has advised investors to sell stocks & bonds – And buy gold – BEFORE the election, if Donald Trump starts rising in the polls. Their reasoning is that if Donald Trump begins to lead in the polls, gold prices could move up sharply before the election, since markets tend to price-in any expected outcome. ABN Amro Sees $1,850 Gold Prices Following a Trump Win.

Gold Remains a Mandatory Portfolio Asset

Can the US financial system endure normalization of interest rate structures? No. Gold will remain a productive portfolio-diversifying asset until the process of debt rationalization is allowed to proceed in the US. Given implications for declining intrinsic value of US financial assets, as well as ongoing Fed efforts to debase outstanding obligations, gold remains a mandatory portfolio asset.

If the Fed does What it Wants to, the Result will be the Opposite of What it Wants

The US economy is slowing perceptively. What should the Fed be doing? They might want to cut interest rates. Problem. Another tool in the arsenal – cheapen the US dollar. Again there is a problem. Whether that works & what is a good idea are separate issues. Certainly a rate hike would take the stock market down 20%. It’s going to be just the opposite of what the Fed wants.

Gold Sparkles Most when Dark Clouds Loom over the Economy

After disappointing US economic growth data was released, gold jumped 1.2%. Weak data is good for gold because it decreases the chances of a rate hike soon. If US economy continues to struggle, the Fed could delay its next rate hike. If the dollar index breaks below 93, it could be a strong indication that a new downtrend in the dollar has started. And this could give a big boost to gold prices.

End of an Era: The Rise and Fall of the Petrodollar System

Similar to the paradigm shift – the transition to the petrodollar system that followed with the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, there is another major shift underway today. We will know its consequences in full, the day oil-producing countries demand gold for their oil, instead of dollars. The Gulf states are seeking measures to reduce their dependence & exposure to the US dollar.

Could $1,900 Price of Gold Be a Reality in Wake of Brexit

The price of gold soared in the wake of the Brexit vote, going as high as $1,350 on Friday before settling back slightly. But there are indications that a lot more factors than just short-term, knee-jerk safe-haven buying are pushing the price of gold up. That means this may be more than a reactionary spike in the market. We’re going to see a whole lot more upside in the days ahead.

National Debt: US Economy Priced in Gold - Cause For Alarm

National debt has increased exponentially for the past 50 years. The 35-year graph shows on average the national debt has increased rapidly, even when priced in gold. Debt is increasing far too rapidly & gold is underpriced. The current national debt is equal to about 100 times the total value, at current gold prices, of the gold “officially” stored in Fort Knox. This should be cause for alarm.

Has Gold Already Priced-In a Fed Interest Rate Hike?

Gold already started correcting following the Fed’s fear-provoking announcement that it might raise rates in mid-June. The announcement lifted the US dollar 0.8% & sent gold down 2%, but the change is still within trend. Is there more downside ahead? Likely yes. Gold is seasonally weak in June. The lead-up to June 15 might be more significant than the event itself.

Worldwide Defaults are Imminent - Would You Prefer Bonds or Gold?

The US owes something like $200 TRILLION if one includes Social Security & other outflows going forward. Some 100 million individuals including young people & seniors are not working in mainstream jobs or not working at all. When the entire world’s financial infrastructure is threatening to implode due to unmanageable debt, what would you rather be holding – gold or bonds?

Gold Prices will rise on Weaker Dollar - Thanks to Fed's Monetary Policies

Change happens for a reason. Yellen may not be “missing” the risks of stagflation. More likely, she is heading there on purpose – as terrible as that sounds to say. How will gold react? That’s still not clear. But in our view, the longer term trends involve price inflation and economic stagflation. These will weigh down the dollar and drive gold prices higher against it.

Gold Prices Decline as Fed Bluffs on Right Direction of the U.S. Economy

Minutes of the Fed’s April meeting released last week showed Fed officials believed the U.S. economy could be ready for another interest rate increase in June. Will the Fed actually follow through? Sometimes, the speculation alone accomplishes the purposes that Fed has in mind. For instance, the gold price against the dollar immediately suffered from rate-hike speculation.

Obama’s Grand Jobs Recovery: Part-Time Work for Everyone!

The mainstream media talks constantly about a “strengthening economy” & a certain interest rate hike next month. But every once in a while, it pulls back the curtain. CNN Money reported the truth on the actual condition of the US jobs market. It revealed the “job growth” Obama keeps crooning about as a sham. In fact, there are more jobs, but they are part-time jobs.

We’re Near a Major Turning Point in the Currency Wars

In the currency wars, it looks like a recent quiet period is over and war is entering a new major battle. The US dollar went from an all-time low in August 2011 to a 10-year high in mid-2015. But the strong dollar finally caught up with the US economy, which has been slowing down precipitously. There are critical turning points where a long-term directional trend is set to reverse.

Inflation Expectations, Fears, are Rising and Markets are Responding

When I ask if inflation is about to make a comeback, what I’m really wondering is if the value of the dollar is about to fall. I prefer these measures not because they are more accurate – although I think they generally are – but because they are more timely. Prices will follow the value of the dollar eventually but the impact on investments is much quicker.

The Fed Blinked; Dollar Plunged; Gold Rallied

Gold has fallen for the last few years based on this false belief that everything is great and we’re going to have a return to normalcy, and the Fed’s going to shrink its balance sheet. Nothing could be further from the truth. This gold price today, is at the highest it has been since the Fed hike. And this collapse in the dollar today is just the beginning.

The Significance Of The Coming Revaluation Of Gold

Whatever expedients are implemented, the final outcome of the unprecedented economic contraction in the world will have to be the revaluation of gold reserves, as desperate governments of the world resort to gold to preserve indispensable international trade. The revaluation of gold does not mean that prices of goods and services will rise in tandem with the higher price of gold.

A Recession Occurred The Last 16 Times This Happened

Something has just happened that has signalled a recession every single time that it has occurred since World War I. 16 times since 1919 there have been at least 8 month-over-month declines in industrial production during the preceding 12 month period, and in each of those 16 instances the U.S. economy has plunged into recession.

All You Need To Know About The US Economy: True Unemployment Is Over 12%

How can an economy that is growing so slowly produce such big declines in unemployment? Something about the U.S. economy isn’t adding up. Either the unemployment data or the GDP calculation is very much wrong. Last week’s failure by the Fed to hike rates is a direct confirmation that nothing with the US economy is as strong as the 5.1% unemployment rate suggests.

Did Janet Yellen Just Shoot Herself In The Foot, Again

The bigger problem now is that Yellen just reset the market’s expectations, and in fact set the bar for disappointment even higher. As FTN rates strategist Jim Vogel very correctly notes, “financial market risk is calmer this morning, but Yellen actually elevated the stakes with her detailed speech yesterday afternoon.”

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