(Kitco News) Gold is off to an encouraging start to the year as analysts weigh the consequences of a potential error by the Federal Reserve. The precious metal is up more than 1% as the inflation narrative attracts new investors. Here’s a look at the top three Kitco stories of the week:

3. The latest inflation and retail sales figures raise concerns about the health of the economy.

2. Fed’s Powell talks about policy normalization, inflation control and recession risk

1. Jeffrey Gundlach is on watch and remains bullish on long-term gold

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