Gold standard strategy and the collapse of dollar
Gesara.news » News » Gold standard strategy and the collapse of dollarNews Date: July 16, 2020
The dollar is no longer pegged to gold, but it is still the world's reserve currency. Over 60% of the foreign bank reserves are currently held in US Dollars.
There have been efforts by numerous countries (led by China and Russia) to dethrone the US Dollar as the world's reserve currency. China has been reducing its exposure to the Dollar for a long time, and both China, as well as Russia, have been stocking up on gold in recent times.
Central banks added 650 tons to their reserves in 2019, the second highest shift in 50 years, after the 656 tons added in 2018. Before the 2007-09 financial crisis, central banks were net sellers of gold worldwide for decades. Leading the recent spree has been China, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
China can escape the fate of a dollar collapse by tying the yuan to gold. There is little doubt she has access to sufficient gold. Currently, her interest is to preserve the dollar, not destroy it, because it is the principal means of Chinese foreign interests being secured.
Sources: www.fxstreet.com, uk.news.yahoo.com, seekingalpha.com
The government will abolish the VAT (tax) on bullion when purchasing gold bars or other precious metals from a bank.
The 20% current tax on top of its value will not apply.
According to Money Week China 'almost certainly' owns more gold than the United States and both Russia and China have been expecting that they must separate from the U.S. dollar and have been increasing their gold holdings so that they will be prepared for such a time.
Maxime Bernier said that China and Russia have both accumulated a lot of gold and are dumping their dollar assets.
"By escalating the Ukraine conflict and imposing financial sanctions, we are pushing them to establish an alternative global monetary system, likely based on gold" he stated.
"When this happens the US$ will crash and our massively indebted economies will suffer.
This is a big geopolitical blunder. And btw Canada has no gold reserve. We won't have anything to support the CAN$. Almost nobody sees this coming". he added.
Maxime Bernier said that he supports the return to sound money and a gold standard, but not in an 'unprepared and destabilizing fashion as the one we are facing now'.
Source: Defcon Level Warning System
Some bank analysts are forecasting seven hikes this year.
Gold is of course the world's ultimate asset.
The US mint sells five million silver eagle coins in January.
Silver is biding its time before taking off to the higher ground.
It's something like 20 percent of the Re- or half the Republicans - the registered Republicans: I am not your President; Donald Trump is still your President. As we Catholics say, "Oh, my God."
Sources: twitter.com ,www.dailymail.co.uk
Gold coins used as currency in Zimbabwe will soon be available in smaller denominations, the central bank says.
Those higher-value gold coins are available to buy at approved banks and are tradeable locally.