In November 2016, Forbes magazine (commonly known as “Forbes”) published an article titled “Four Reasons Why Gold Is A Bad Investment.” Despite being a business magazine with a stellar reputation, established 1917, they really missed the boat with this article.
To “save the world’s economy” in the 2008 World Financial Crisis (WFC), the Federal Reserve led the world’s central banks in printing money, hiking its holdings of T-bills and other bonds – some quite specious – from $900 billion to $4.5 trillion, a five-fold increase.
Although the Fed denies that it has begun QE4, it continues to inject freshly printed money into the markets, supposedly to keep the fed funds rate in the FOMC desired range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The Fed used three QE programs to avoid an economic crash in 2008. Still, the 2008 crisis is commonly referred