After a year of intense speculation, the Fed has finally raised interest rates; Fed Head Janet Yellen and her crew hoisted rates by a whopping 25 basis points, and it only took them nearly a decade to do it.

In this edition of our newsletter, read about one fund manager who is expecting 2016 to be the year of fear. Reporter Neils Christensen interviewed Axel Merk, president & CIO of Merk Investments, who said, “Complacency is going to lead to fear.” He also noted that with the pending rate hike, the place investors will want to be is gold, read why.

But that is as much as I want to talk about the Fed today. This conversation isn’t ending any time soon; I think it is time for a pause from the Great Interest Rate Debate. There are so many other topics to talk about, the first being our 2016 Outlook Series, which we launched on Monday.

The Kitco News team always looks forward to this time of year as we put together great content, highlighting topics that should be on a gold investor’s radar.

This year, while there is some optimism in the marketplace, many analysts are not expecting a recovery until at least the second half of the year. That means another six months of weaker prices, but how low can they go? Some analysts and market professionals have said that prices could pierce the $1,000 veil. Famed commodity investor Jim Rogers agreed, stating that gold could even go lower. He added that he is still waiting to buy.

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