Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
Chinese Tech Stocks CCP Paranoia and Best AI Tech Stocks ETF - 26th Oct 21
Food Prices & Farm Inputs Getting Hard to Stomach - 26th Oct 21
Has Zillow’s Collapse Signaled A Warning For The Capital Markets? - 26th Oct 21
Dave Antrobus Welcomes Caribou to Award-Winning Group Inc & Co - 26th Oct 21
Stock Market New Intermediate uptrend - 26th Oct 21
Investing in Crypto Currencies With Both Eyes WIDE OPEN! - 25th Oct 21
Is Bitcoin a Better Inflation Hedge Than Gold? - 25th Oct 21
S&P 500 Stirs the Gold Pot - 25th Oct 21
Stock Market Against Bond Market Odds - 25th Oct 21
Inflation Consequences for the Stock Market, FED Balance Sheet - 24th Oct 21
To Be or Not to Be: How the Evergrande Crisis Can Affect Gold Price - 24th Oct 21
During a Market Mania, "no prudent professional is perceived to add value" - 24th Oct 21
Stock Market S&P500 Rallies Above $4400 – May Attempt To Advance To $4750~$4800 - 24th Oct 21
Inflation and the Crazy Crypto Markets - 23rd Oct 21
Easy PC Upgrades with Motherboard Combos - Overclockers UK Unboxing - MB, Memory and Ryzen 5600x CPU - 23rd Oct 21
Gold Mining Stocks Q3 2021 - 23rd Oct 21
Gold calmly continues cobbling its Handle, Miners lay in wait - 23rd Oct 21
US Economy Has Been in an Economic Depression Since 2008 - 22nd Oct 21
Extreme Ratios Point to Gold and Silver Price Readjustments - 22nd Oct 21
Bitcoin $100K or Ethereum $10K—which happens first? - 22nd Oct 21
This Isn’t Sci-Fi: How AI Is About To Disrupt This $11 Trillion Industry - 22nd Oct 21
Ravencoin RVN About to EXPLODE to NEW HIGHS! Last Chance to Buy Before it goes to the MOON! - 21st Oct 21
Stock Market Animal Spirits Returning - 21st Oct 21
Inflation Advances, and So Does Gold — Except That It Doesn’t - 21st Oct 21
Why A.I. Is About To Trigger The Next Great Medical Breakthrough - 21st Oct 21
Gold Price Slowly Going Nowhere - 20th Oct 21
Shocking Numbers Show Government Crowding Out Real Economy - 20th Oct 21
Crude Oil Is in the Fast Lane, But Where Is It Going? - 20th Oct 21
3 Tech Stocks That Could Change The World - 20th Oct 21
Best AI Tech Stocks ETF and Investment Trusts - 19th Oct 21
Gold Mining Stocks: Will Investors Dump the Laggards? - 19th Oct 21
The Most Exciting Medical Breakthrough Of The Decade? - 19th Oct 21
Prices Rising as New Dangers Point to Hard Assets - 19th Oct 21
It’s not just Copper; GYX indicated cyclical the whole time - 19th Oct 21
Chinese Tech Stocks CCP Paranoia, VIES - Variable Interest Entities - 19th Oct 21
Inflation Peaked Again, Right? - 19th Oct 21
Gold Stocks Bouncing Hard - 19th Oct 21
Stock Market New Intermediate Bottom Forming? - 19th Oct 21
Beware, Gold Bulls — That’s the Beginning of the End - 18th Oct 21
Gold Price Flag Suggests A Big Rally May Start Soon - 18th Oct 21
Inflation Or Deflation – End Result Is Still Depression - 18th Oct 21
A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector - 18th Oct 21
US Economy and Stock Market Addicted to Deficit Spending - 17th Oct 21
The Gold Price And Inflation - 17th Oct 21
Went Long the Crude Oil? Beware of the Headwinds Ahead… - 17th Oct 21
Watch These Next-gen Cloud Computing Stocks - 17th Oct 21
Overclockers UK Custom Built PC 1 YEAR Use Review Verdict - Does it Still Work? - 16th Oct 21
Altonville Mine Tours Maze at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 16th Oct 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Fed Ends QE? Greenspan Says Gold “Measurably” “Higher” In 5 Years

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014 Oct 30, 2014 - 01:07 PM GMT

By: GoldCore

Commodities

As expected, the Fed announced yesterday it would end its six year money printing and bond buying programme.

Given the fragile nature of the U.S. economy, Eurozone economy and indeed the global economy, Fed critics continue to believe that this may be a short term hiatus prior to a resumption of QE, if asset prices start to fall or economic growth falters.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan admitted yesterday to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), that QE and the Fed’s bond buying program, which aimed to lower unemployment and spur stronger economic growth, fell short of its goals.


It has been a busy week for the man once known as "Maestro”. The end of last week saw him engage in public discussions with the likes of Marc Faber and Peter Schiff at the New Orleans Investment Conference.

Ominously, Greenspan warned at the New Orleans Investment Conference that the Fed’s balance sheet is a “pile of tinder” and gold is a “good place to put money these days” as it will rise “measurably” in the next 5 years.

He told the CFR that the bond buying program was ultimately a mixed bag. He said that the purchases of Treasury and mortgage backed securities did help lift asset prices and lower borrowing costs. But it didn’t do much for the real economy.

“Effective demand is dead in the water” and the effort to boost it via bond buying “has not worked,” Greenspan said. Boosting asset prices, which aids the already wealthy, however, has been “a terrific success.”

When asked about QE, Greenspan made the unusually frank admission that “the Fed’s balance sheet is a pile of tinder, but it hasn’t been lit … inflation will eventually have to rise.”

Greenspan, who headed the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006 surprised guests in New Orleans when he stated bluntly, "I never said the central bank was Independent!" in response to criticism that the Fed was financing social programmes.

This stunning admission, if true, begs the obvious question: to what extent are the current policies of the Fed and other central banks the result of careful reasoning by independent monetary experts and to what extent are they being dictated by politicians desperate for public popularity and reelection or worse still by unelected powerful banks and bankers?

Greenspan said that currency debasement had failed to foster economic growth and unemployment had not been alleviated. However, at least asset prices had been boosted which he described as a "terrific success."

So Wall Street reaped tremendous benefits from QE while main street flounders and taxpayers, both living and yet to be born, have the privilege of footing the USD 4,000,000,000,000 bill - that is $4 trillion. He also indicated that ending QE would "unleash significant volatility in markets."
In what may be the saving grace of his legacy, he continues to expound the virtues of gold.

In New Orleans, he was asked why central banks still own gold. His answer was encouraging if a little vague, "Gold has always been accepted without reference to any other guarantee." When asked where the price of gold was headed in the next five years he said "measurably” “higher."

Question: “Where will the price of gold be in 5 years?”
Greenspan: “Higher.”
Question: “How much?”
Greenspan: “Measurably.”

He told the CFR that "gold is a good place to put money these days given it's value as a currency outside of the policies conducted by governments."

So, the primary policy the Fed has - which is to put a floor under favoured markets and support U.S. bond and asset prices and give the process a complicated sounding title - has failed, according to the ‘Maestro’ who devised said policy.

What happens next? We don't know but for once we would be inclined to follow Mr. Greenspan's advice.

As we discussed last year, Mr. Greenspan is not the only person to have chaired a major central bank who views gold as a highly relevant strategic asset.

Mario Draghi, head of the ECB and former governor of the Bank of Italy, has this to say:

"Well you’re also asking this to the former Governor of the Bank of Italy, and the Bank of Italy is the fourth largest owner of gold reserves in the world, which is out of all proportion to the size of the country. But I never thought it wise to sell it, because for central banks this is a reserve of safety, it’s viewed by the country as such.”

“In the case of non-dollar countries it gives you a value-protection against fluctuations against the dollar, so there are several reasons, risk diversification and so on.”

The smart money continues to understand the importance of gold as diversification.

Marc Faber, who also spoke at the New Orleans Investment conference, summed up our view perfectly when he suggested that each individual should be their own central banker, holding the reserve currency that is gold as insurance against government bungling.

GOLDCORE MARKET UPDATE
Today’s AM fix was USD 1,205.75, EUR 958.09 and GBP 753.59 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,228.00, EUR 963.67 and GBP 761.65 per ounce.
Gold fell $17.40 or 1.42% to $1,211.20 per ounce yesterday and silver slid $0.14 or 0.81% to $17.07 per ounce.

Gold for Swiss storage or immediate delivery dropped 0.7% to $1,203.22 an ounce in late trading in London. The yellow metal hit $1,201.53 today, its lowest since October 6th.

Gold for December delivery slid 1.8 % to $1,202.50 on the Comex in New York. Futures trading volume was 65% above the average for the past 100 days for this time of day, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Silver for immediate delivery slipped 1.5% to $16.60 an ounce in London. Platinum fell 0.7% to $1,251.75 an ounce. Palladium lost 0.9% to $787.50 an ounce, after a five-day bull run.

Gold fell on the expected Fed announcement and confirmation that the Fed is to end QE and their highly unorthodox money printing and six year monthly bond purchasing programme.
The move was not unexpected by precious metals market participants and therefore the sudden sharp selling raised some eyebrows. Indeed, it has all the hallmarks of continuing manipulation of the gold and silver futures market.

If the mooted end of QE is bearish for gold and silver, then it is also equally bearish if not more so for overvalued stock and bond markets. Yet, those markets saw far less volatile trading and saw minor losses - the S&P closed down just 0.14%.

The move lower yesterday also took place despite very high global coin and bar demand in recent days which would ordinarily have led to higher prices. It also comes at a time of heightened geopolitical and economic concerns and the emergence of the Ebola virus. Not to mention, the bullish “Save Our Swiss Gold” initiative.

Is yesterday’s trading another sign of manipulation? If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ...

Gold is testing support at $1,200/oz and below that is support at the triple bottom at $1,180/oz.
Prudent money will continue to dollar cost average into coins and bars on price weakness.

This update can be found on the GoldCore blog here.

Yours sincerely,
Mark O'Byrne
Exective Director

IRL
63
FITZWILLIAM SQUARE
DUBLIN 2

E info@goldcore.com

UK
NO. 1 CORNHILL
LONDON 2
EC3V 3ND

IRL +353 (0)1 632 5010
UK +44 (0)203 086 9200
US +1 (302)635 1160

W www.goldcore.com

WINNERS MoneyMate and Investor Magazine Financial Analysts 2006

Disclaimer: The information in this document has been obtained from sources, which we believe to be reliable. We cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It does not constitute a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any investment. Any person acting on the information contained in this document does so at their own risk. Recommendations in this document may not be suitable for all investors. Individual circumstances should be considered before a decision to invest is taken. Investors should note the following: Past experience is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of investments may fall or rise against investors' interests. Income levels from investments may fluctuate. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value of, or income from, investments denominated in foreign currencies. GoldCore Limited, trading as GoldCore is a Multi-Agency Intermediary regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator.

GoldCore is committed to complying with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. This means that in the provision of our services, appropriate personal information is processed and kept securely. It also means that we will never sell your details to a third party. The information you provide will remain confidential and may be used for the provision of related services. Such information may be disclosed in confidence to agents or service providers, regulatory bodies and group companies. You have the right to ask for a copy of certain information held by us in our records in return for payment of a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information. The details you are being asked to supply may be used to provide you with information about other products and services either from GoldCore or other group companies or to provide services which any member of the group has arranged for you with a third party. If you do not wish to receive such contact, please write to the Marketing Manager GoldCore, 63 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 marking the envelope 'data protection'

GoldCore Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in