Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Federal Reserve officials held off from raising borrowing costs and scaled back forecasts for how high interest rates will rise this year, citing the potential impact from weaker global growth and financial-market turmoil on the U.S. economy. Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Janet Yellen

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In the most recent FOMC meeting that ended on 16 March, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced that the Fed will maintain target interest rates at 0.25 to 0.5 percent. Below are 3 key points that investors should take note of and why we can consider increasing our holdings in gold for now.
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