They have to shore up the $ during this shut down, debt ceiling October. If they fail End Game scenario will play out. Market dumps massive amount of US$, Treasuries,stocks. Fed buys it all with massive amount of dollar it doesn't have. Market dumps even more because market knows its all fiat money,
I sense the Tea Party wants this, scorched earth policy. We can start anew.
Buy some lead ( bullets) to go with your gold if you think end game is here.
If Fed is selling gold, the pain can persist f or some time. Gold used to go up when US$ go down. Now the more dollar go down the more gold Fed dumps to shore up dollar. How long can Fed keep this up ?