Rusning efter guld när Ben ‘Pinnochio’ Bernanke talade
Beskedet från FOMC och inte minst presskonferensen med Ben ‘Pinnochio’ Bernanke (eller Printocchio som han också kallas) visade på det vi vetat sedan länge – Federal Reserve har inga som helst planer på att sluta med sina kvantitativa lättnader eftersom de inte har något annat val om de inte vill att det finansiella systemet skall kollapsa.
Precis som bl a Jim Richards har talat om har Fed för avsikt att fortsätta med återinvesteringar från den gigantiska portföljen, vilket blir en fin övergång till QE3.
Marknaden lät sig heller inte luras av Ben Bernankes usla lögner om bl a dollarn under presskonferensen utan insåg ganska snabbt att QE3 kommer att komma snabbare än de någonsin kunnat ana och skyndade med att lägga in nya order för guld och silver. Guld passade även på att notera ett nytt ATH på 1530 dollar.
Det här är vad Dan Norcini hade att säga:
The market has obviously interpreted the FOMC news and the comments from Fed Chairman Bernanke as a signal that they are unconcerned about the effect of their policy on the US Dollar, which is sinking further into the abyss. This has traders and investors moving strongly into the gold and silver markets, with gold soaring into a new all time high in nominal terms and silver shooting up a whopping 5%.
Meanwhile, the Dollar has now convincingly broken down below critical chart support near 74 on the USDX and looks on target to sink as low as 72. I have said it several times here on this site and over at jsmineset – if the Dollar breaks down below 72 on that chart and cannot recover that level within a couple of sessions, we will be witnessing the historic demise of the currency and the probable end of its role as the global reserve currency.
Thanks Ben and thanks to all the Fed governors whose foolish, inept, and short-sighted idiocy has set this nation on a path that will make the IMF prediction of its sliding into second place behind China, indeed come to pass. No nation ever kept its place of economic ascendancy by deliberately killing its own currency. An economically strong nation, with a solid manufacturing sector, the rule of law, an ethic of thrift, low taxes, reasonable regulation, etc, will by default have a strong currency.
The plight of the Dollar is now a commentary on the decline of our beloved nation. It speaks with a more pure voice than any analyst could ever aspire to and what it is crying is disheartening to an extreme for those with ears to hear it.
History has the advantage of being relatively objective in its analysis as it is removed from the passions of the era. It is with that in mind that I can confidently say it will render a harsh and severe criticism of those who led our nation and its monetary policy during this period as they presided over its decline.
Och här är en kommentar från Peter Schiff via KWN:
Ben Bernanke may deny that there is a causal relationship between his monetary policy and rising prices but the market knows differently. In fact when Ben Bernanke denies the relationship, then the expectation is that he is going to continue on his current monetary policy course which is the green light to buy gold, buy silver, buy oil, buy commodities, sell the dollar and that’s exactly what’s happening. That’s why the dollar is hitting new lows today.
You could see the dollar begin to fall as soon as the statement was released, and then the fall intensified when he (Bernanke) began opening up his mouth. He’s either lying or he’s incompetent or a combination of both, but neither inspires confidence in our country, our currency or our economy. I mean whenever Ben Bernanke opens his mouth you want to sell anything that is related to the United States.
They said they are going to continue to reinvest their maturing principle back into treasuries, so the Fed said they are basically not going to shrink their balance sheet and that’s inflationary on its own. Who are they kidding? The Fed is going to keep buying bonds because if the Fed doesn’t who else is going to do it? There is nobody who is going to buy them because the rates are too low. So the Fed is just talking, but anybody who understands reality can see through it. And obviously with the gold price soaring and the dollar plunging, a lot of people can see through it.
I think as early as this fall we could be in a dollar crisis because I expect the dollar to weaken throughout the summer. And if we don’t get a big bounce during the summer when they end QE2, which I don’t think they are going to end it but they might pretend they are ending it, if the market senses that the Fed is still printing money which they will be doing, the dollar I think could go into free fall. That is going to force the Fed’s hand and you are going to have really high interest rates and this economy is going to implode…but we have a phony economy that needs to implode.
Schiff om guld:
I think gold is going to have a big move. I think gold is underpriced right now. I don’t think this is going to be the move that wakes them (the public) up out of their coma, I think that move is coming. It’s going to be a much more spectacular move down the line.
Schiff om vad som kommer att krävas för guldgruvorna att börja röra på sig:
When this market senses that this gold rally is real. The gold bull market is 10 years old, you would think they would figure it out by now but there is more fear than greed in the gold market and you can see that in the mining stocks. So I think we are still early in the gold bull market.