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The 5-Month Outlook for Gold: 4 Things to Know

With five months left in 2016, there remain a bevy of domestic and international financial and political events that have yet to play out, and each one could leave its mark on gold and other precious metals. Find out how forecasters and market veterans are thinking about gold in the upcoming months to learn more.…

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Gold in Another Stock Market Bubble

For weeks, I’ve intended to write a post on the current stock market bubble, and now, the New York Times‘ David Leonhardt has beaten me to it, but I’ll make some additional points. Robert Shiller, a Noble prize-winning economist, is among the market analysts and economists whose work I follow and admire. I discovered Shiller several years…

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Even After the FOMC Decision We’re Still in Suspense

In the wake of the FOMC’s decision, some analysts are lurching to the extreme, speculating that a majority of the FOMC sees the economy as weakening. We won’t know what individual members think about the state of the recovery until the minutes of this week’s meeting are released. But the Fed’s announcement makes it clear a majority of the FOMC believe the economy continues to expand. We also know the FOMC decided to wait for more data before making a decision. There are probably three primary factors that influenced this decision…