What Hath the FED Wrought

Published on
November 17th, 2015
10 minutes

What Hath the FED Wrought

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Featuring Brent Johnson

Published on: November 17th, 2015 • Duration: 10 minutes

Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital charts the influence of the FED on the S&P 500 and considers Gold to be the anchor of any diverse portfolio despite market pressures.


  • LS
    Lou S.
    28 February 2016 @ 01:50
    First: Be confident, you made your research - be confident. Second: Why just have a look at gold in terms of saving money - it could also be an investment. Great contrary thinking.
  • FT
    Frank T.
    9 January 2016 @ 22:08
    QE as of late, the discount rate and reserve requirements have been tools of the FED. Does anyone feel we are headed into a Lost Decade or Lost Century?
  • FT
    Frank T.
    9 January 2016 @ 22:06
    So fiscal spending has no effect on markets? The latest funding had defense, solar/alternative energy; broke the sacred sequestration. He fail to show the prior years when I did well in gold?
  • KS
    Kashyap S.
    30 November 2015 @ 16:33
    @Charles, When 15% of the days accounted for ~50% of the decline, there isn't a need for a control group but good point. If you're comparing gold to insurance, 25% is too large a position.
  • jS
    jurgen S.
    23 November 2015 @ 11:09
    The fisherman is a patient man. A comment a previous guest quoted. It's probably never been more relevant than right now, given Gold is so unloved in the West. The East is also patient fascinating
  • dw
    david w.
    22 November 2015 @ 21:12
    I am in the Freegold camp and once the concept "clicks" you will have most of your accumulated wealth in physical gold. See http://fofoa.blogspot.ca Enjoy.
  • MM
    Matthew M.
    21 November 2015 @ 21:55
  • VS
    Victor S. | Contributor
    21 November 2015 @ 12:43
    Not menstioned ,for context ,is the now 5th year decline in a row of all "long only "commodity indexes such as Bloomberg CI. This is due to Dodd Frank/the Fed changing the rules to own commodities.
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    20 November 2015 @ 10:23
    Excellent presentattion and a timely reality check for those of us who hold gold.
  • CL
    Charles L.
    19 November 2015 @ 20:20
    so, just to compare: if you take out a *random* choice of 15% of days trading in bear market, what do you get? Possibly a less bearish result by 45%???
  • SL
    Stephen L.
    19 November 2015 @ 12:57
    I cant wait to see what happens to gold in 10 years, simply because arguments on both sides seem so compelling. Though giving the payoffs, it makes more sense to "invest" long and "trade" short.
  • AL
    Alex L.
    19 November 2015 @ 09:25
    Do you want to make money, or do you want to keep on believing that gold SHOULD go higher, if only it weren't for the manipulation?
  • db
    don b.
    19 November 2015 @ 01:39
    The FOMC controls all markets so the news doesn't drive the markets. They take the news and drive markets up or down depending on their game plan. So when you say gold went down because...#Pavlovian
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    18 November 2015 @ 16:18
    Outstanding critique on the gold market and Fed Management of all markets.