Gold Gets Central Bank Boost

Globally, central banks are aggressively pursuing inflationary monetary policies while weakening their currency to promote more economic growth, and one European fund manager sees or said he sees this as the perfect environment for gold.

“With central banks all over the globe, especially in Europe, being eager to fight deflation and to do whatever it takes to create inflation, I think, gold is in a sweet spot,” said Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, fund manager at Incrementum AG and author of the In Gold We Trust report.

Gold prices took a hit on Thursday as markets interpreted the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy statement as hawkish, but Stoeferle said that it is only a matter of time before the U.S. central bank joins the rest of the world and loosens monetary policies further.

via Kitco

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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