The precious metals markets moved into high gear last week with silver up 4.5% and new highs in gold and the HUI. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal explained:
“Driving the recent spate of [currency] flows has been anticipation that the Federal Reserve will restart its efforts to stimulate growth through purchases of government debt that inject more money into the banking system – a practice known as quantitative easing or ‘QE.’”
“Easy Money Churns Emerging Markets,” by Alex Frangos,
WSJ, 10-8-10, p. A-10.
Sad, sad news in the daily paper this week. We live in a world where the leaders of our country, and every country in the world, believe that there is nothing more to the production of wealth than to simply create, out of nothing, the money which symbolizes it. The Journal again:
“Investors who had been betting on the dollar switched their wagers in the past few weeks as they grew convinced the Fed will pump still more money into financial markets to bolster the struggling U.S. economy – essentially diluting the value of the dollar.”
“Dollar’s Fall Roils World,” by Tom Lauricella, WSJ 10-8-10,
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