Printing of money

Discussion in 'Forex' started by David8956, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. David8956


    I understand the concept of quantities easing and how it depreciates the currency. What I'm trying to understand and can't get my head around is why couldn't a government just print loads of money without announcing it and then use it to buy gold at the current market price?

    I'm a novice so please explain, sorry if it's a dumb question.