Last week saw gold prices show strength in the face of several global macroeconomic events that would otherwise have been viewed as bearish. With the U.S. Jobs report providing further evidence that the labor market may not be quite as bad as feared, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEMKT:GLD) continued to show strength. Still, both the Federal Reserve and the ECB have continued down the path of quantitative easing. The actions of these central banks are some of the reasons you saw gold miners like Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) and Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI) report so weakly – Goldcorp also missed earnings expectations and Gold Fields was downgraded by UBS (NYSE:UBS).

In the video below, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses some of the key global macroeconomic events driving gold and how they may play out over the coming weeks and months.

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