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The controversy over who will be the next Federal Reserve Chair just took a surprising turn. Widely considered to be the frontrunner and President Obama’s clear favorite for the job, Larry Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration in a shock move Sunday. How may the fallout affect the markets? Read our take.

Ever since their brief correction from April to June, gold and silver have been on a tear. Last Wednesday, gold reached a 3-month high, and silver hit a 4-month high. Think it’s too late to get started now? Think again. As we enter September, in this week’s Market Update we look at ten reasons why gold and silver are conspiring to climb even higher in the coming months.

During gold and silver’s correction from April to June, some panicked. The “weak hands” in paper gold ran for the hills, and gold ETFs suffered staggering outflows. The “smart money” saw an opportunity; all of the facts still supported gold and silver. It’s why Pierre Lassonde called for a “V-Shaped Bounce” for gold and silver. And since late June, that’s exactly what we may be experiencing. Find out why in this week’s Market Update.

Quantitative Easing has already created a paradoxical world where bad news for the economy is good news for the markets. But with an even larger potential implication being the destruction of the dollar, how does the Fed wean the markets off of the stimulus program? A better question may be, CAN THEY wean the markets off? Read this week’s Market Update to find out.

The bond market was already on a knife’s edge.

Often considered a relatively safe investment, the writing for bonds had been on the wall. Bernanke & Co had kept interest rates down for so long, they’d created such an artificial market for bonds due to their own purchases ($85 billion each month), it had been clear to most that the only thing propping up the bond market was the Fed and their program of Quantitative Easing.

Following Detroit’s bankruptcy, municipal bond funds appear to have fallen off that knife’s edge and into the abyss. When may other bonds follow suit?

Gold and silver appear poised to rebound from their recent correction. Unfortunately, however, the near-term geopolitical outlook for the U.S. and the world isn’t as bright, with some potential storm clouds gathering in the coming months. In fact, we see three key signs that a perfect storm is forming for gold and silver, a storm that will further cement the status of physical precious metals as an unparalleled safeguard for your savings. Find out what those signs are in this week’s Market Update…