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Fed Begins Balance Sheet Unwind, Expects One More Rate Hike In 2017

Today's the day.

On Nov 25, 2008 The Fed announced it would begin buying assets for its own account to save the world. In Oct 2014, The Fed ended its QE3 buying program but continued to reinvest the proceeds to maintain its $4.4 trillion balance sheet. Today, Janet Yellen announced the balance sheet will be allowed to normalize, with reinvestments slowed/stopped starting in October.

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Physical Gold In Vault Is “True Hedge of Last Resort” – Goldman Sachs

– Physical gold is “the true currency of the last resort” – Goldman Sachs
– “Gold is a good hedge against geopolitical risks when the event leads to a debasement of the dollar” 

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Kirkland Lake Gold Limited: Sell 


The recent breakout in the precious metals sector with gold leading the way has to some extent re-focused the attention of the investors onto the producers. Kirkland Lake Gold Limited (KL) is one such company which has been under the spot light lately and for good reason as it is a good quality stock.

Any acquisition such as this should remain under constant surveillance as a company’s circumstances can change in a blink of an eye.

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Gold Pops, Stocks Drop As Futures Open After Korean Chaos

In an echo of last week's move following North Korea's teating of missiles across Japan's territory, futures markets are opening in a decidedly risk-off mannwr following North Korea's "hydrogen bomb" test.

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'There Is No Cure for this Disease...'

In 1934, through the Gold Reserve Act, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar from $20.67 dollars per ounce, to $35 dollars per ounce.

The devaluation was excessive, meaning that at $35 dollars per ounce, the world considered that it would rather own American dollars - as undervalued - rather than gold; for this reason, and because of fears regarding another World War, the world shipped enormous quantities of gold to the US, in exchange for US dollars.

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Gold Miner ETFs: A Stage Set for Inflow Reacceleration?

RBC Capital Markets' mining and materials equity team says inflows could return in the September-end quarter based on "strengthening in net speculative position and positive gold price momentum."


Gold spot prices are down about 0.91% so far Tuesday, trading hands at around $1,278.60 per troy ounce in the afternoon.

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How Much Gold Should the Common Man Own?

Posted by  | August 8, 2017 11:09:31 | Economics

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of discussing gold, equity valuations, bond bubbles, and inflation with Greg Hunter at USA Watchdog.

In the interview, I mentioned the nearly “everything bubble” and stated a belief that gold was one thing that was not in a bubble.

Following the interview, Hunter asked me to put my thoughts on gold and the “nearly” everything bubble in writing. Specifically, Hunter asked: “How Much Gold Should the Common Man Own?”

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QE Making a Comeback? Frank Giustra Thinks So (Part 3/4)

The Federal Reserve has backed itself into a corner, especially with the rate hike it announced last week, this according to mining maverick and Fed critic Frank Giustra. In an exclusive interview with Kitco News,

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As markets hit highs, what could possibly go wrong?

The title of novelist Edna O’Brien’s 1965 book, August Is A Wicked Month, may carry more than a little relevance for nervous investors around the world this year.

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Bogus Fed Research Claim: “Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation”

The Wall Street Journal reports Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation, New Research Says.

The research was by St. Louis Fed economist Fernando Martin. Curiously, his study precisely shows that the gold standard did indeed tame inflation.

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