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Is the Ukraine crisis and US interventionism good for the dollar or gold?

''Officially, US debt stands at more than $17 trillion.  In reality, it is many times more.  The cost of the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq may be more...

What does the weak economy mean for gold in 2014?

''Gold jumps around one percent after weak U.S. jobs report Gold rose around one percent on Friday after sharply weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data supported the view that the more...

Will a poor economic outlook and US fiscal follies support gold?

''Gold futures rose as traders weighed the government shutdown's impact on upcoming U.S. debt-ceiling talks and the future course of monetary policy. The most actively traded contract, for December more...

Will higher energy prices indicate greater inflationary pressure?

''U.S. oil futures shot to a new 14-month high Wednesday ahead of a government report expected to show a steep drop in domestic crude stockpiles. Oil futures have rallied more...

Will the Fed have inflationary results before dousing the economy with higher rates?

Fed Officials Intensify Effort to Curb Surge in Interest Rates ''Federal Reserve officials intensified efforts to curb a growth-threatening rise in long-term interest rates, seeking to clarify comments by Chairman more...

s the true state of affairs that we are in a recovery, or a recession?

'Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy.  It more...

Have year-end economic issues suppressed bullion market prices?

''Gold demand in India, the world's largest market, has flattened out again after briefly rising due to festival demand in the third quarter of this year as investors eye stronger more...

Could federal monetary stimulus be indefinite?

''Not all of the unemployed are counted in the BLS unemployment numbers.  This is no secret.  In 1994 government statisticians came up with the term 'discouraged worker' to more...

Will oil prices correct after central banks announce reflation measures?

''Greece's transport system ground to a halt, shops pulled down their shutters and hospitals worked on emergency staff on Wednesday as the country's two biggest unions protested against a new more...

Will equity markets demand substantial central bank monetary expansion?

''Global stocks are on course to record a seventh consecutive day of declines as the latest batch of central bank monetary policy manoeuvres fail to counteract worries about fading economic more...

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