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  • icm63
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    You even have the right to withdraw gold from the vault, although the huge majority of BullionVault users leave their gold right where it is. That way they continue to enjoy the benefits of owning Good Delivery gold which - remember - does not leave the professional vaulting circuit.
    Well thats fine.

    But sh*t does happen...

    http://www.businessinsider.com/2008/...tz-lie-on-cnbc-

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  • metalman
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    Originally posted by icm63 View Post
    UPDATE:

    I also understand that some say LBMA ( ie BV as a member) and gold certificate could be $100 x $1 ( paper to physical gold) is acting like the futures market. Where some one buys a bushel of corn on margin and never expects delivery.

    Well that's the point of difference, if all the customers turned up at Bullion Vault and said "Please give me my gold, thanks", do you think all would get it ?? If you think so, stay at BV, otherwise own physical gold.
    from the bv faq...

    Your safety & security assured
    • For as long as you own it your gold remains your outright property, stored in specialist facilities reserved exclusively for BullionVault clients and run by accredited professional vault operators who are wholly independent of BullionVault. You choose the storage location :- London, New York or Zurich.
    • You are truly isolated from the systemic risks in the financial system. You have taken legal delivery of your gold and you own it directly in physical form. Unlike the huge majority of investment products no company's financial failure can deprive you of this gold. Lloyds, Via Mat and BullionVault could all fail - and your gold is still safely yours.
    • Each and every working day BullionVault publishes on the internet the complete register of all its gold owners - with each owner listed under a public nickname known only to themselves.
    • This register reconciles exactly to the official bar list published with it. The bar list is produced by the vault operator, independently of BullionVault. No other custody business in the world subjects its records to this continual, daily, public scrutiny.
    • You even have the right to withdraw gold from the vault, although the huge majority of BullionVault users leave their gold right where it is. That way they continue to enjoy the benefits of owning Good Delivery gold which - remember - does not leave the professional vaulting circuit.

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  • icm63
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    UPDATE:

    I also understand that some say LBMA ( ie BV as a member) and gold certificate could be $100 x $1 ( paper to physical gold) is acting like the futures market. Where some one buys a bushel of corn on margin and never expects delivery.

    Well that's the point of difference, if all the customers turned up at Bullion Vault and said "Please give me my gold, thanks", do you think all would get it ?? If you think so, stay at BV, otherwise own physical gold.

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  • aaron
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    Originally posted by icm63 View Post
    I believe the whistle blower and Gata made a more important point rather than mere price manipulation, the point that concerns me was that paper gold may not be backed with 1 x 1 physical gold, and that it could be as high as 100 x 1 (paper gold to physical gold).

    NOTE: Enron, Lehman, had auditors as well.
    If the demand for gold is X per year and 90% of that is being filled by paper, I can see how limits on short positions might be very metal positive. In other words, the SUPPLY of gold will drop substantially if the CFTC does its job. In the case of gold, gold SUPPLY = gold metal + paper gold. If the quantity of paper gold goes down because of better enforcement of collateral requirements, I think we should see the price go up substantially. I remember price & supply/demand curves from econ 101. As the total gold supply goes down price should go up. This will be irregardless of money printing and inflation and gold going mainstream.

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  • icm63
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    Recent stories of gold price manipulation and reports of a murder attempt on the life of a supposed gold manipulation scheme whistle blower do serve one purpose: they reinforce the view of 95% of the investing public that gold investing is the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists.
    I believe the whistle blower and Gata made a more important point rather than mere price manipulation, the point that concerns me was that paper gold may not be backed with 1 x 1 physical gold, and that it could be as high as 100 x 1 (paper gold to physical gold).

    NOTE: Enron, Lehman, had auditors as well.
    Last edited by icm63; 04-04-10, 12:15 AM.

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  • gnk
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    Originally posted by FRED View Post
    Funny you should mention Triffin. We use his name in the headline of the section of the upcoming "Forecasting in Hell" that covers capital flows.

    Certainly there was a Triffin crisis in 2008.



    The US pulled out of it with the addition of several trillion dollars of new debt to the Fed's and the federal balance sheet. Was that the last time?

    Wow.

    I certainly look forward to the next article. And the big question: "Was that the last time?"

    I think we're running out of steam here. I see three future options if things continue to deteriorate and a new global reserve system is needed:

    1) IMF/SDRs as supported by DSK, Russia, and China for example; Kind of a supra-soveriegn SIV and reserve currency that takes on all the agency/recycled sovereign debt of the US and others in exchange for more paper? After all, who bails out the reserve currency holder? No one else left that's big enough.

    2) Gold or a combination of gold and the above... after all, China may be for SDRs, but why the ongoing domestic gold splurge program? China and Russia and India are loading up on gold. There has to be a long-term strategic reason for doing so. And what about Europe? I believe Geithner recently offered China a larger stake in the IMF - at the expense of the EU! I could see the EU, whose combined gold in the Eurosystem surpasses all others, supporting this option.

    and,

    3) the worst option - c'est la guerre, as Largowinch said.

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  • LargoWinch
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    Originally posted by gnk View Post

    What next?
    La guerre.

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  • LargoWinch
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    Originally posted by FRED View Post
    Funny you should mention Triffin. We use his name in the headline of the section of the upcoming "Forecasting in Hell" that covers capital flows.

    Certainly there was a Triffin crisis in 2008.



    The US pulled out of it with the addition of several trillion dollars of new debt to the Fed's and the federal balance sheet. Was that the last time?
    Is it me FRED, or it looks like the patient suffered a heart attack? ;)

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  • jtabeb
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    Originally posted by gnk View Post

    I can understand going from gold to paper... but.. once paper reaches peak...

    What next?
    I would argue, it's back to gold. Not in a Gold Standard way, but in the same manner as the Europeans have (and I think the Chinese will)

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  • bill
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    Originally posted by gnk View Post
    I can understand going from gold to paper... but.. once paper reaches peak...

    What next?
    Paper needs a new resource game and its not just oil.
    http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthr...33297#poststop

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  • FRED
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    Originally posted by gnk View Post
    Having the world's reserve currency and largest military budget has a lot to do with our current view and use of gold.

    However, eventually Triffin's dilemma rears it's ugly head.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triffin_dilemma

    Thus, we were able to postpone the problem of The Triffin Dilemma with Nixon closing the gold window and entering a new paper debt system. But now our paper debt has reached critical mass. Servicing and expanding it has become questionable. You can't stop without killing the economy. Catch 22.

    I can understand going from gold to paper... but.. once paper reaches peak...

    What next?
    Funny you should mention Triffin. We use his name in the headline of the section of the upcoming "Forecasting in Hell" that covers capital flows.

    Certainly there was a Triffin crisis in 2008.



    The US pulled out of it with the addition of several trillion dollars of new debt to the Fed's and the federal balance sheet. Was that the last time?

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  • gnk
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    Originally posted by jtabeb View Post

    I wish we HAD any of these wonderful develpments in our currency zone.

    //Sigh//
    Having the world's reserve currency and largest military budget has a lot to do with our current view and use of gold.

    However, eventually Triffin's dilemma rears it's ugly head.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triffin_dilemma

    Thus, we were able to postpone the problem of The Triffin Dilemma with Nixon closing the gold window and entering a new paper debt system. But now our paper debt has reached critical mass. Servicing and expanding it has become questionable. You can't stop without killing the economy. Catch 22.

    I can understand going from gold to paper... but.. once paper reaches peak...

    What next?

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  • jtabeb
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    Originally posted by gnk View Post
    EJ, I can understand your frustration about how conspiracy theories, however legitimate, may turn off the retail segment from Gold.

    But I think it may be irrelevant. The US Gov't and Wall Street are paper driven. They will do whatever it takes to maintain the paper ponzi machine; including disparaging those that ask for transparency.

    Yet other governments are acting differently. What do you think about this:



    Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...on_Commodities

    So China is *encouraging* it's people to buy gold. Why is that? My view is that gold will increasingly play a role in international financial settlements/trade in the future. China needs to ramp up it's gold acquisition, and one way is to have its population increase its purchases of gold. This is being done because these small individual purchases do not directly affect the market price - they are not official buyers like the Chinese PBoC is. The Chinese gov't, thru SAFE, is likely still buying gold (at a discount) from their own domestic production - yet again, a method that does not directly affect the markets.

    What is China's goal here? I'm guessing that one day China will "encourage" its people to sell their gold to the PBoC, at a decent price, then voila, the PBoC's gold reserves skyrocket. China's short term goal is to get as much gold as possible within its borders - one way or the other, and with minimal impact on the markets so as not to push the price up during their acquisition mode. This gold will eventually make it's way into the PBoC's vaults. A mere balance sheet entry later, and China's percentage of gold to forex reserves skyrockets.

    What is going on in the US? The US gov't belittles gold and those that chase it, and we have shops sprouting up like weeds that will gladly take our "useless" gold.

    This troubles me. Who is being more strategic long term? The US gov't or the Chinese gov't?
    If China does what you describe (and I think they WILL), they are setting up the exact same foundation that supports the EURO Structure. (The euro zone marks-to-market their gold reserves on a monthly basis). The initial allocation of gold reserves supporting the euro was 15%. They have SOLD GOLD and issued more Euro currency and you know what the percentage of gold reserves backing the Euro is now? OVER 60%!

    How?

    The market price of GOLD ROSE FASTER than currency issuance and in fact rose fast enough to also mitiage the effects of gold sales. Talk about brilliant.

    I wish we HAD any of these wonderful develpments in our currency zone.

    //Sigh//

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  • gnk
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    EJ, I can understand your frustration about how conspiracy theories, however legitimate, may turn off the retail segment from Gold.

    But I think it may be irrelevant. The US Gov't and Wall Street are paper driven. They will do whatever it takes to maintain the paper ponzi machine; including disparaging those that ask for transparency.

    Yet other governments are acting differently. What do you think about this:


    ICBC, World Gold Council, Join Hands

    BEIJING—The World Gold Council has signed an agreement with Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. to cooperate on developing new gold investment products and programs for the Chinese lender's clients, council chairman Ian Telfer said in an interview.

    The arrangement with ICBC, China's largest bank by assets, is designed to promote continued strong demand for gold in China at a time when the country's recent rapid growth in gold production seems likely to slow, creating more need for imports, Mr. Telfer said Wednesday.

    "The demand is out there and we're going to help [ICBC] create vehicles that people will find interesting so that they can accumulate gold," said Mr. Telfer, who is also chairman of Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc., one of the world's largest gold-mining companies.

    China's demand for gold has grown an average of 13% annually for the last five years, reaching about 443 metric tons last year, second only to India. About 80% of China's annual gold consumption goes toward making jewelry. The World Gold Council, established by a group of large mining companies to stimulate demand for the metal, wants to increase demand for gold in China for investment purposes.
    Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...on_Commodities

    So China is *encouraging* it's people to buy gold. Why is that? My view is that gold will increasingly play a role in international financial settlements/trade in the future. China needs to ramp up it's gold acquisition, and one way is to have its population increase its purchases of gold. This is being done because these small individual purchases do not directly affect the market price - they are not official buyers like the Chinese PBoC is. The Chinese gov't, thru SAFE, is likely still buying gold (at a discount) from their own domestic production - yet again, a method that does not directly affect the markets.

    What is China's goal here? I'm guessing that one day China will "encourage" its people to sell their gold to the PBoC, at a decent price, then voila, the PBoC's gold reserves skyrocket. China's short term goal is to get as much gold as possible within its borders - one way or the other, and with minimal impact on the markets so as not to push the price up during their acquisition mode. This gold will eventually make it's way into the PBoC's vaults. A mere balance sheet entry later, and China's percentage of gold to forex reserves skyrockets.

    What is going on in the US? The US gov't belittles gold and those that chase it, and we have shops sprouting up like weeds that will gladly take our "useless" gold.

    This troubles me. Who is being more strategic long term? The US gov't or the Chinese gov't?

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  • ThePythonicCow
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    Originally posted by EJ
    Can this possibly have any other result than reducing the pool of potential retail buyers and thus the price?
    For those of us who got to iTulip a little bit later than yourself EJ, this price suppression is a good thing .

    Your comment though does suggest to me that TPTB might not mind all that much that some odd sounding goldbugs and (in the ordinary view) crackpots have been running around obsessing about gold and gold manipulation since like forever.

    If you're doing something disreputable, and if you can arrange so that only fools (in the eyes of a "normal" person) are criticizing you, then criticizing you looks pretty foolish.

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