In the following video, The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick talks with Fool.com contributor Travis Hoium about the Federal Open Market Committee minutes that were released earlier this week and their impact on gold and the banking sector. The main topic is the Fed's talk of ending quantitative easing, which would severely impact the gold-investing thesis and could have a big effect on banking interest rates. Travis tells us which banks were down on the news and how investors should react.
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