Game Theory for Gold
For centuries, gold bugs and investors have touted the yellow metal’s qualities as money and sought to analyze the fundamental trends behind its price. Since the end of the gold standard, however, it has morphed into an asset to protect against government mismanagement.
What drives the gold price today is market confidence in the Federal Reserve (or lack thereof), argues Ben Hunt, co-founder of Second Foundation Partners, which publishes Epsilon Theory.
Harnessing the power of game theory, he has devised a system to analyze the language of central bankers and other information agents, which has become an economic-policy tool in its own right since the Great Recession.
- Follow Ben’s work on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Read about game theory at the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.
- Watch this interview with Ben Hunt on his observation about bees.
- Read “How Gold Lost Its Luster” on Epsilon Theory.
- Read “The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy Communications” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s website.
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