With Ben Bernanke ready to deliver his semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress starting today, a legend in the business warned King World News about what is going to “trigger a tidal wave of short covering in gold.” Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, also spoke with KWN about the massive global demand for both gold and silver and what he is directly experiencing in the marketplace.
Barron: “Right now I am focused on the gold price. We are up over $100 off the lows on gold and silver has broken through $20. All of this is thanks to Bernanke, who shot himself in the foot yet again with talk about tapering QE again. This trashed the stock market briefly and had spectacularly chaotic consequences in the bond market as well….
“Anyway, the net effect was this caused a tremendous amount of disruption in key markets and I think he was chastised for that. So he came out with a speech and it was a complete turnaround from the FOMC minutes. The 180 degree turn was, ‘all systems go, and keep the printing presses going.’