With news coming out that various Federal Reserve members have publicly taken conflicting views of quantitative easing, gold prices may have found a new threat. The SPDR Gold Trust is coming off a month of huge redemptions, and miners like Goldcorp and Barrick Gold are facing declining earnings and analyst downgrades. When an unclear message from the Fed is added to the mix, investors are facing even higher volatility.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the dissenting views coming out of Chicago and Philadelphia and how those views may impact the gold market.

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The article Does the Fed Want to Cook the Golden Goose? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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