Russia Steps Up Gold Purchases With Massive Buy in September

Russian Annual gold reserves additions 2006- 2017 through September

Russia Adds 1,100,000 Ounces of Gold To Reserves in September. Since June 2015, the Central Bank of Russia has added about 500 tons of gold to reserves. September’s 34.21382 ton gold addition bring Russia’s Central Bank holdings to 1,779 tons; the sixth most of any nation, close behind the People’s Bank of China. Overall Russian Read More →

Can China’s Gold Save it from a Debt Collapse?

Chinese Gold Holdings vs Chinese Debt

China’s Debt Monster Threatens Not Only Itself But The Entire Global Financial System Do Chinese Gold Reserves Provide Adequate Insurance? Chinese Debt to GDP is over 300% Future Growth Plans Rely on MORE Debt Chinese debt is so bad that even Chinese bankers now say it’s a ‘bubble’ Also watch the companion video on on Read More →

Chinese Holdings of U.S Treasuries Soar in 2017

Chinese Holdings of US Treasuries August 2015- August 2017

Chinese Treasury Holdings Surge to $1.2 Trillion in August – a 12 Month High. Russian U.S. Treasury Holdings up 41% since October 2016 (+$31 billion); at Highest Level since September 2014. Chinese US Treasury Holdings are up $151.2 billion since October 2016- The Last Month the People’s Bank of China Added Gold to Reserves. Brazil, Read More →

Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals Spike in September

Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals 2008 - 2017 (through September)

Shanghai Gold Exchange Withdrawals rose 33% in September to 214.24 tons up from 161.405 tons in August. Shanghai Gold Exchange September withdrawals were also up 25% from 171 tons withdrawn in September 2016. Through September 2017, gold withdrawals were at the third highest level compared to prior years totals through September. Watch the Video of Read More →

August Indian Silver Imports Equal 2017 U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Production

Indian Annual Silver Imports 1999 -2017 August

Indian Silver Imports Soared 139% in August. Indian silver imports were 495.56 tons (15,932,624 ounces) in August. August 2017 Indian silver imports were up 139% from 207 tons in August 2016. August silver imports were up 52% from 327 tons imported in July. Indian Imports of 3,468 tons of silver in the first eight months Read More →

Indian Gold Imports Swell To Nearly 1.5 Million Ounces in August

Indian Gold Imports July 2014 - August 2017

India imported 45.871 (1,474,786 ounces) of gold in August. Indian gold imports in August were up 76% from 26 tons imported in August 2016. August import gold imports were down 24% from July’s imports of 60.542 tons. Preliminary September Indian gold imports were 48 tons, up 13% from Septembert 2016 imports of 42.4 tons. Watch Read More →

Gold, Silver, Bitcoin and Litecoin on the Rise

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Alternative Assets Soar as NASDAQ also hits new highs. Gold Backed Yuan Story dies an Ignominious Death. Strong week for gold and silver. As Bitcoin Hits New Highs Jamie Dimon Trashes it Again. Litecoin come back to Life Chinese Leaders begin their central planning meeting amid growing debt fears Trump guts Obamacare Smaulgld appears on Read More →

The Curious Case of the Gold Backed Yuan Story Just Got Curiouser

Alice in Wonderland looking behind the curtain

The Idea of a Chinese Yuan Oil Contract Convertible into Gold Predates the September 1 Nikkei Asian Review story. GoldMoney published an article on August 24 predicting that such a contract would be convertible into gold from the Shanghai Gold Exchange. The story shifted in mid September to “gold would be sourced from outside China” Read More →

Central Bank of Kazakhstan Gold Reserves Top Spain’s in August

Central Bank of Kazakhstan Gold reserves 2015 - 2017 through August

The National Bank of Kazakhstan Passes The Central Bank of Spain To Claim 18th Place Among Gold Holding Nations. Kazakhstan added 4.67 tons (150,000 ounces) of gold to reserves in August. Total Gold Reserves Stood at 285.5299 Tons (9.18 million ounces) at end of August 2017. Kazakhstan added 36.1989 tons (approximately 1,163,820 ounces) of gold Read More →

Here Comes The Gold Backed Yuan – Without the Gold


China has Announced NO plans for a gold backed or redeemable Yuan. Since the appearance of the gold backed Yuan story in the Nikkei Asian Review NO Source of a Chinese announcement has been cited Many analysts and commentators have reported the story as something ‘China announced”. Recent variants of the “gold backed Yuan” story Read More →