Yellen can’t halt Trump gold rally that funds bet against

February 20, 2017

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They should’ve had more faith. Hedge funds reduced their wagers on a bullion rally for the first time in three weeks, just before prices neared a two-month high and capped a third straight week of gains. Not even Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s outlook for higher US interest rates has been enough to disrupt the gold party. Investors snapped up the metal as a store of value amid concern that President Donald Trump’s fiscal policies will bloat government debt. There’s also anxiety over  anti-establishment candidates in this year’s elections in the  Netherlands, France and Germany, who favor exiting the European Union.

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