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Despite what many believed would happen, the Federal Reserve has taken its first real step toward unwinding its balance sheet. Are they rebuilding their reputation, or preparing for the next crash?

Gold has been rising sharply since mid-July, and Andrew Hecht believes the metal has a lot more room for growth. See the four reasons why he believes gold could be headed to a new high in this week’s News to Know.

Next Wednesday, the Fed will likely press forward to raise rates and cut its balance sheet. But, assuming it makes this move, it will be the first time in 80 years it has pursued this kind of policy amidst such tumultuous economic conditions.

According to correlations between data from a little known asset index and previous activity in the broader market, stocks could be primed for a long and significant correction. Or, if historical trends decide to repeat themselves exactly, a sharp crash.

A Fed policy called quantitative easing, once thought highly risky and unconventional, could soon be making a comeback — possibly as soon as 18 months from now. It may be a quick fix, but the repercussions could be harmful.