Tag Archives: central banks

Gold: Comex paper vs. Shanghai physical

Shanghai gold exchange

Chinese gold demand, from both individuals and central banks, garnered increasing attention as the gold price rose consistently in the last twelve years. When the gold price declined, many in the West declared the end of gold, but China (along with many other Asian nations) defiantly continued to buy gold and increase their imports. Questions over the legitimacy and transparency of ... Read More »

German Bundesbank to repatriate $200bn of gold

Gold

Despite previously characterizing the idea that it was planning on moving gold out of the New York Fed as an “irrational fear,” the German Bundesbank is set to announce a huge repatriation of its bullion this week, with France also being emptied of German gold in a sign that trust between central banks has hit rock bottom. “In what could ... Read More »

The Gold War

Gold

The global financial crisis is better described as a global monetary war to defend the toxic US Dollar, whose sunset can be seen.In the last 12 to 18 months, the monetary war has again morphed, this time into a far more serious and financially violent global Gold War. Nations are fast realizing that their only true liquid assets of value ... Read More »

Are central banks overstating their gold holdings?

Empty Gold Vault

Romania has demanded for many years that Russia return its gold. Last year, Venezuela demanded the return of 90 tons of gold from the Bank of England. As everyone knows, the German high court ruled that Germany must audit its gold reserves held in foreign countries such as the U.S., England and France. And German inspectors will actually travel to the New York Federal ... Read More »

World’s richest man doubles down on gold

Carlos Slim worlds richest person

Business magnate Carlos Slim just bet a whole lot of money on gold. The world’s richest man, valued around $69 billion, just put $750 million into several gold mining projects in Mexico through his Minera Frisco SAB company. Slim swooped in as a company named AuRico fell on tough times. As a result of production drops and labor issues, AuRico ... Read More »

Do western central banks have any gold left?

Bank of England gold vault

Somewhere deep in the bowels of the world’s Western central banks lie vaults holding gargantuan piles of physical gold bars… or at least that’s what they all claim. The gold bars are part of their respective foreign currency reserves, which include all the usual fiat currencies like the dollar, the pound, the yen and the euro. Collectively, the governments/central banks ... Read More »

A world on the verge of war?

US navy

Here is a summary of where the world stands: – Unable to reach a compromise over the weekend, South Africa is now in an all out labor strike, with the police again firing rubber bullets at miners with lethal escalation guaranteed – Back from vacation, the once again penniless citizens of Spain, Greece, and Portugal have resumed protesting austerity – US embassies attacked, in many cases ... Read More »

The global central banker directory

printing money

If there’s printing going on in your neighborhood Who you gonna call? CENTRAL BANKERS! If a loaf of bread costs a trillion bux Who you gonna call? CENTRAL BANKERS! The Newer New Normal in paper destruction has arrived, and Benny and the Inkjets will soon learn that the one response to open-ended CTRL-Ping and implied $85 billion in new Flow ... Read More »