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September 29, 2017Guest Commentaries

Questions Remain as the Fed Finally Begins to Reverse QE

Last week, Janet Yellen announced the Federal Reserve will begin the much anticipated “tapering” of its massive balance sheet. The Fed chair also hinted another interest rate hike is in the works. After the most recent FOMC meeting, we raised the question: Is this a viable path forward, or is the central bank playing a game […]

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September 22, 2017Key Gold Headlines

Is Janet Yellen Playing a Game of Monetary Chicken?

The Federal Reserve took a hawkish stance at its latest Open Market Committee meeting, announcing plans to begin unwinding its balance sheet next month. Fed chair Janet Yellen also indicated she plans to raise interest rates one more time this year. Here’s the question: Is this a viable path forward, or is the central bank […]

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September 21, 2017Key Gold Headlines

Toys R Us Bankruptcy: It’s Not All About Amazon

Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, a wicked head-shot to a retail sector that’s been reeling for months. The TRU filing ranks as the second-largest US retail bankruptcy ever, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Toys R Us had $6.6 billion in assets at the time of filing. Only Kmart was bigger. It […]

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September 19, 2017Key Gold Headlines

The Fed Balance Sheet – It’s Not Going to Shrink

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee will meet this week. There is virtually no expectation of a rate hike this time around, but there is widespread anticipation that the Fed will outline its strategy for shrinking its massive balance sheet. In his most recent podcast, Peter Schiff made a pretty good case that the Fed […]

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May 8, 2017Key Gold Headlines

Texas Gold Bullion Depository Getting Closer to Reality; Will Allow Texans to Do Business in Gold

Last week, the Texas House unanimously passed a bill that would facilitate the establishment and operation of the Texas Bullion Depository; helping to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. The creation of a state gold depository in Texas represents a power shift away from the federal government to the state, and it provides a blueprint that […]

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