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Asia pushes Western gold price riggers out of the way, Giustra says

Section: Daily Dispatches

8:30p ET Thursday, April 4, 2024

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Interviewed today by Michelle Makori of Kitco News, gold mining and movie entrepreneur Frank Giustra says the longtime Western suppressors of the gold price seem to have been suddenly pushed out of the way by Asian buyers. 

The interview is not quite 10 minutes long and can be viewed at YouTube here:

China moves again to restrain public's demand for gold

Section: Daily Dispatches

Chinese Banks Raise Purchase Thresholds for Gold Products in Warning to Retail Investors

By Xia Yining and Kelsey Cheng
Caixin Global, Beijing
Saturday, March 30, 2024

At least six Chinese banks have raised investment thresholds for their gold savings accounts, in an attempt to warn retail investors of potential risks amid a price rally and growing demand for the safe-haven asset.

Daniel Moss: Only the United States can destroy the dollar

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Daniel Moss
Bloomberg News
via Mint / Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sunday, March 31, 2024

There's just no getting past the supremacy of the dollar, much as skeptics of American influence wish for it or lonely yen bulls cry for relief.

The greenback has been frequently tipped to retreat, only for it to blow away everything in front of it. This resilience might not last, but as long as it does, it reminds a world once in thrall to China's ascent that the United States is the essential economic force.

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Calls to exclude U.S. Treasuries from leverage ratio imply fear of their rising risk

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Antonio Carlos Fernandes
via Medium, San Francisco
Thursday, March 7, 2024

A recent letter from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System highlights a larger risk in the United States and international banking sector than what is commonly perceived by the market.

India's March gold imports to drop 90% as prices surge, sources tell Reuters

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Rajendra Jadhav
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

MUMBAI -- India's gold imports are set to plunge by more than 90% in March from the previous month to hit their lowest level since the COVID pandemic as banks cut imports after record-high prices hit demand, a government official and two bank dealers told Reuters.

Lower imports by India, the world's second biggest consumer of the precious metal, could limit a rally in global prices that hit a record high earlier this month on expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year.

Jim Rickards: Why gold is the everything hedge

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By James G. Rickards
The Daily Reckoning, Baltimore
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Excerpted from his commentary tonight at The Daily Reckoning, "Gold Is the Everything Hedge":

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Gold prices are being driven higher by U.S. threats to steal $300 billion in U.S. Treasury securities from the Russian Federation. Those assets were legally purchased by the Central Bank of Russia as part of their reserve position.

Federal Reserve refuses to provide records of foreign gold holdings

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By Ken Silva
Headline USA, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Weeks after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell evaded a congressman's questions about the central bank's foreign gold holdings, the Fed has also declined to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for records about such holdings.

The Federal Reserve's lack of transparency comes amid reports that countries are removing their gold and other assets from the U.S. in the wake of the unprecedented Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

Secret national police report warns Canadians may revolt once they realize how broke they are

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When Americans discover the same thing, their revolt may make Canada's seem like a tea party.

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By Tristin Hopper
National Post, Toronto
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

A secret Royal Canadian Mounted Police report is warning the federal government that Canada may descend into civil unrest once citizens realize the hopelessness of their economic situation.

Switch to gold standard could stabilize prices, Philly Fed researchers find

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From Central Banking, London
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Long-run price stability could be a key feature of the gold standard, researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia find.

In their working paper, published in February, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Daniel Sanches explore how the gold standard would operate as a monetary framework in a hypothetical small open economy.

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World Bank publishes 'Gold Investing Handbook for Asset Managers'

Section: Daily Dispatches

12:47p ET Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold researcher Jan Nieuwenhuijs today points out that the World Bank, a Washington-based international entity that seems intended in large part to keep the developing world tied to the U.S. dollar, has just published its "Gold Investing Handbook for Asset Managers."

The handbook doesn't seem to mention gold market manipulation by central banks but at least it's recognition of the metal's growing acceptance as money by financial establishment types.