That is exactly what happened in the last five years too -- the Fed's assets doubled. And in what should not be a surprise to gold investors, the price of gold also doubled! For the past decade or so, gold has tracked the increase in Federal Reserve's assets. Do not be shocked if that pattern continues over the next five or 10 years.

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