Last week the Bundesbank (the German central bank) surprised markets around the world by announcing that it will repatriate a sizable portion of its gold bullion reserves held in France and the United States. To many, the news from the world's second largest holder of gold signaled a growing, if clandestine, mistrust among central banks, possibly fueled by diverging policy goals. The Germans have attempted to tamp down the alarm by highlighting the myriad of logistical, practical and historical reasons that qualified the announcement as unremarkable. But the size, scope, and timing of the move makes it hard not to draw...
Well...Vladilyich, Dr_Zinj & Chris102...you've all hit it right without saying IT. The IT is: rehypothecation. Our fed has NO IDEA who owns what when it comes to gold deposits. Yes, the gold wars are on the way and these recalls are just the first indication.
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