Gold, Greenspan and the Elections

Author: USGI
Date Posted: November 4, 2014 Read time: 3 min

On this week’s episode of Gold Game Film, Kitco’s Daniela Cambone welcomes Frank Holmes to discuss a new week of economic data along with chatter around the gold price. Daniela asks what will move the precious metal this week, and Frank says the elections could have a significant impact on the gold price. He reminds investors that he doesn’t believe a certain political party will make the difference, but instead the political policies that come out of that party are what he will be watching.

In addition to new GDP numbers and global purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data that have been released, Daniela Cambone asks Frank to comment on Alan Greenspan – specifically noting the former Federal Reserve Chairman’s comments on gold during the New Orleans Investment Confernece.

Tune in to see what Frank says investors should pay attention to right now when talking gold.

 

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