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Russia and China Lay Economic Foundation Based on Golden Rule

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Russia and China Lay Economic Foundation Based on Golden Rule
    by https://thedailycoin.org/
    One of the many themes we support at The Daily Coin is the constant progress happening across the emerging markets, especially the nations involved the Eastern economic alliances like BRICS, BRI, SCO, EAEU and the like. These nations under the direction of China or Russia or a combination are laying the groundwork to be the driving force of the 21st Century and beyond.

    We also continually report on gold moving from Western vaults to all points East. Most recently we discussed Kazakhstan and the importance of this nation both from a geographical position as well as natural resources like gold, rare earths and a wide variety of other elements within the borders of this growing nation.

    Gold always has our attention as the rules/laws surrounding gold have not changed. While most people, especially in the West, have forgotten these rules that does not mean they have changed or been overturned.

    One law that has stood the test of time is the golden rule – he who has the gold makes the rules. We also like the fact that JPMorgan, the man not the bank, stated in a congressional hearing that “gold is money and everything else is credit”. These two rules/laws working in conjunction with one another make for a formidable alliance. When you have natural rules/laws working together and nations begin forming alliances using these rules/laws as a foundation the rest of the world should take notice, but alias the Western world is more focused on “russia did it” than what Russia is actually doing.

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January 3, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Suggests Creating Single Virtual Currency for BRICS and EEU

  • Russia Suggests Creating Single Virtual Currency for BRICS and EEU
    by https://www.rt.com/
    An initiative to create a joint digital currency for BRICS countries and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has been proposed by the Central Bank of Russia, according to its First Deputy Governor Olga Skorobogatova.

    She said the issue of a common cryptocurrency for a number of countries is very promising, more than that for a single nation.

    “The participants of different economic events where I usually take part… all come to the conclusion the issue of a virtual currency is not needed much by one country. First of all, it makes sense to discuss the cryptocurrency on the level of several countries such as BRICS and EEU. It makes sense to set one equivalent for all payments,”
     Skorobogatova said at a Russian finance ministry meeting.


    While no concrete decisions have been made yet, said the official, discussions are planned for 2018 by both BRICS and EEU members.

    “The introduction of a national digital currency seems to us not entirely justified from the point of view of macroeconomics, population…”
     said Skorobogatova.


    In September, the chief of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev said the BRICS finance committee was discussing a joint virtual currency for the five-nation bloc of developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. He added that within BRICS cryptocurrencies could replace the US dollar and other currencies used in settlements among the member states.

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December 29, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Petro-Yuan Bombshell and Its Relation to the New US Security Doctrine

  • The Petro-Yuan Bombshell and Its Relation to the New US Security Doctrine
    by Pepe Escobar, http://russia-insider.com/en
    “Russia and China … have concluded that pumping the US military budget by buying US bonds … is an unsustainable proposition …”

    The new 55-page “America First” National Security Strategy (NSS), drafted over the course of 2017, defines Russia and China as “revisionist” powers, “rivals,” and for all practical purposes strategic competitors of the United States.

    The NSS stops short of defining Russia and China as enemies, allowing for an “attempt to build a great partnership with those and other countries.” Still, Beijing qualified it as “reckless” and “irrational.” The Kremlin noted its “imperialist character” and “disregard for a multipolar world.” Iran, predictably, is described by the NSS as “the world’s most significant state sponsor of terrorism.”

    Russia, China and Iran happen to be the three key movers and shakers in the ongoing geopolitical and geo-economic process of Eurasia integration.

    The NSS can certainly be regarded as a response to what happened at the BRICS summit in Xiamen last September. Then, Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on “the BRIC countries’ concerns over the unfairness of the global financial and economic architecture which does not give due regard to the growing weight of the emerging economies,” and stressed the need to “overcome the excessive domination of a limited number of reserve currencies.”

    That was a clear reference to the US dollar, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of total reserve currency around the world and remains the benchmark determining the price of energy and strategic raw materials.

    And that brings us to the unnamed secret at the heart of the NSS; the Russia-China “threat” to the US dollar.   

    The CIPS/SWIFT face-off
    The website of the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) recently announcedthe establishment of a yuan-ruble payment system, hinting that similar systems regarding other currencies participating in the New Silk Roads, a.k.a. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will also be in place in the near future.   


    Crucially, this is not about reducing currency risk; after all Russia and China have increasingly traded bilaterally in their own currencies since the 2014 US-imposed sanctions on Russia. This is about the implementation of a huge, new alternative reserve currency zone, bypassing the US dollar.   

    The decision follows the establishment by Beijing, in October 2015, of the China International Payments System (CIPS). CIPS has a cooperation agreement with the private, Belgium-based SWIFT international bank clearing system, through which virtually every global transaction must transit. 

    What matters, in this case, is that Beijing – as well as Moscow – clearly read the writing on the wall when, in 2012, Washington applied pressure on SWIFT; blocked international clearing for every Iranian bank; and froze $100 billion in Iranian assets overseas as well as Tehran’s potential to export oil. In the event that Washington might decide to slap sanctions on China, bank clearing though CIPS works as a de facto sanctions-evading mechanism.

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December 27, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Russia-China Real Gold Standard Means End of US Dollar Dominance

https://www.rt.com/business/412546-china-russia-gold-standard-dollar/

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia & China Could Set International Gold Price Based on Physical Gold Trading

  • Implied in this move by Russia and China is that: the west has run out of physical gold to suppress the gold price. As long as there is physical gold to be bought by Russia and China at a suppressed dirt cheap price, they will not make this move. The Global Currency Reset is near: the world will return to a gold backed currency/monetary standard.
  • Russia & China Could Set International Gold Price Based on Physical Gold Trading
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Since Russia, China, India, Brazil & South Africa are all either large producers or consumers of gold, or both, it is highly likely that the BRICS bloc they constitute could focus its cross-border gold trading network on trading physical gold.

    Gold pricing benchmarks from such a system would be based on physical gold transactions, which is a departure from the way the international gold price is currently established.

    Such a system would also be a threat to “gold” trading markets in London and New York. The London Over-the-Counter (OTC) and the New York COMEX futures exchange currently set the international gold price.

    OTC and COMEX are really trading synthetic derivatives on gold, and are completely detached from the physical gold market. In London, the derivative is fractionally-backed unallocated gold positions which are predominantly cash-settled. In New York the derivative is exchange-traded gold future contracts which are predominantly cash-settled and backed by very little real gold.

    The major gold producers Russia, China and other BRICS nations could change the way the international gold prices are set currently – in a synthetic trading environment which has very little to do with the physical gold market.

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December 3, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BRICS Consider Setting Up Gold Trading System

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • BRICS Consider Setting Up Gold Trading System
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are discussing the possibility of establishing a separate gold trading system, according to the First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov.

    The traditional (trade) system based in London and partially in Swiss cities is becoming less relevant as new trade hubs are emerging, first of all in India, China, and South Africa,” he said, adding “we are discussing the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade both within BRICS and at the level of bilateral contacts.”

    BRICS countries are large economies with substantial reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of the precious metal, said the official. According to him, the new system may serve as a basis for the further creation of new benchmarks.

    The Bank of Russia has already signed a memorandum on developing bilateral gold trade with China. The regulator plans to form a single trade system with the People’s Republic of China in 2018.

    “We assume that trade and clearing links should be established. The point is that gold buyers should decide on the place of purchase,” Shvetsov said, adding that trade links will enable market participants to make deals on international exchanges via the central counterparty.

    Last year, the Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China announced plans to create a platform that would unite gold trading by the world’s two biggest gold buying countries.

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November 28, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , | Leave a comment

Putin: BRICS Ready to Challenge US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency

  • Putin: BRICS Ready to Challenge US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency
    by http://www.cetusnews.com/
    Russia is ready to join forces with its partners to counter excessive domination’ of the limited number of reserve currencies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his article in the run-up of the BRICS summit published on Friday.

    Russia is ready to join forces with its partners to counter excessive domination’ of the limited number of reserve currencies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his article in the run-up of the BRICS summit published on Friday.

    “We are ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies. We will also work towards a more balanced distribution of quotas and voting shares within the IMF and the World Bank,” Putin said in his article, headlined “BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership,” to be published by the leading media of the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) ahead of the group’s summit due on September 3-5 in China.

    Unfairness of global financial architecture
    According to the Russian leader, Russia shares the BRICS countries’ concerns over the unfairness of the global financial and economic architecture, which does not give due regard to the growing weight of the emerging economies.


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September 19, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Putin: BRICS Ready to Challenge US Dollar as Global Reserve Currency

Putin Reveals ‘Fair Multipolar World’ Concept in which Oil Contracts Could Bypass the US Dollar and be Traded with Oil, Yuan and Gold

  • Putin Reveals ‘Fair Multipolar World’ Concept in which Oil Contracts Could Bypass the US Dollar and be Traded with Oil, Yuan and Gold
    by PEPE ESCOBAR, http://www.atimes.com/
    The real BRICS bombshell
    The annual BRICS summit in Xiamen – where President Xi Jinping was once mayor – could not intervene in a more incandescent geopolitical context.

    Once again, it’s essential to keep in mind that the current core of BRICS is “RC”; the Russia-China strategic partnership. So in the Korean peninsula chessboard, RC context – with both nations sharing borders with the DPRK – is primordial.

    Meet the oil/yuan/gold triad
    It’s when President Putin starts talking that the BRICS reveal their true bombshell. Geopolitically and geo-economically, Putin’s emphasis is on a “fair multipolar world”, and “against protectionism and new barriers in global trade.” The message is straight to the point.

    The Syria game-changer – where Beijing silently but firmly supported Moscow – had to be evoked; “It was largely thanks to the efforts of Russia and other concerned countries that conditions have been created to improve the situation in Syria.”

    On the Korean peninsula, it’s clear how RC think in unison; “The situation is balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict.” Putin’s judgment is as scathing as the – RC-proposed – possible solution is sound; “Putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile program is misguided and futile. The region’s problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions.”

    Putin’s – and Xi’s – concept of multilateral order is clearly visible in the wide-ranging Xiamen Declaration, which proposes an “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace and national reconciliation process, “including the Moscow Format of consultations” and the “Heart of Asia-Istanbul process”.

    That’s code for an all-Asian (and not Western) Afghan solution brokered by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), led by RC, and of which Afghanistan is an observer and future full member.

    And then, Putin delivers the clincher; “Russia shares the BRICS countries’ concerns over the unfairness of the global financial and economic architecture, which does not give due regard to the growing weight of the emerging economies. We are ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.”

    “To overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies” is the politest way of stating what the BRICS have been discussing for years now; how to bypass the US dollar, as well as the petrodollar. Beijing is ready to step up the game. Soon China will launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold.

    This means that Russia – as well as Iran, the other key node of Eurasia integration – may bypass US sanctions by trading energy in their own currencies, or in yuan. Inbuilt in the move is a true Chinese win-win; the yuan will be fully convertible into gold on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges.

    The new triad of oil, yuan and gold is actually a win-win-win. No problem at all if energy providers prefer to be paid in physical gold instead of yuan. The key message is the US dollar being bypassed.

    RC – via the Russian Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China – have been developing ruble-yuan swaps for quite a while now.

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September 9, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

China’s New Plans to Back Oil with Gold Emerged Out of BRICS Conference Under Putin’s Blueprint to End Dollar Hegemony

  • China’s New Plans to Back Oil with Gold Emerged Out of BRICS Conference Under Putin’s Blueprint to End Dollar Hegemony
    by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/
    Last weekend, officials from China’s Shanghai International Energy Exchange dropped a bombshell that the Asian power would soon be introducing a new oil contract that would be denominated in the Yuan currency, and convertible with gold should customers demand it.  However, new information out on Sept. 5 shows that this gambit was not unilaterally decided by China alone, but came out of a blueprint forged in part by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the recent BRICS conference.

    And then, Putin delivers the clincher; “Russia shares the BRICS countries’ concerns over the unfairness of the global financial and economic architecture, which does not give due regard to the growing weight of the emerging economies. We are ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.”

    “To overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies” is the politest way of stating what the BRICS have been discussing for years now; how to bypass the US dollar, as well as the petrodollar. Beijing is ready to step up the game. Soon China will launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold.

    This means that Russia – as well as Iran, the other key node of Eurasia integration – may bypass US sanctions by trading energy in their own currencies, or in yuan. Inbuilt in the move is a true Chinese win-win; the yuan will be fully convertible into gold on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. – Asia Times


    So while President Trump and the Pentagon continue to play diplomatic ‘chicken’ over the potential threat of North Korea, they appear to be missing completely the covert destruction of dollar hegemony in almost the same exact fashion that the U.S. used 25 years ago to bring down the former Soviet Union…

    Attack them economically using oil and currencies to bankrupt the empire.

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September 8, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on China’s New Plans to Back Oil with Gold Emerged Out of BRICS Conference Under Putin’s Blueprint to End Dollar Hegemony

De-Dollarization Begins, China Readies Yuan Base Crude Oil

  • X22Report Published on Sep 4, 2017
    Countries are now starting to make laws to control cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The everyday American cannot afford to live and cannot live the American dream.  China is now pushing the agenda to de-dollarize. China will be backing crude oil using the yuan that will also be backed by gold. The western financial system is now moving to the east. The central bankers have completed the setup and is now getting ready to switch over.
  • X22Report Published on Sep 5, 2017
    Leaked BREXIT document shows the UK establishing new rules on immigration. We are now seeing signs that gold is getting ready to break out. Lego is now laying off 1500 people. Factory orders implode and the economy continues to deteriorate. Latest NAFTA negotiations are not going well, all sides have not come to any agreements. The BRICS are now allowing more countries to join and they are establishing a rail system for the belt & road.

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September 6, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on De-Dollarization Begins, China Readies Yuan Base Crude Oil

Russia Ditching US Dollar to Counter New Sanctions

  • Published on Aug 7, 2017
    Russia says it is speeding up efforts to reduce its dependency on the US dollar and the American payment system. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has described the move as a way to counter Washington’s new sanctions against Moscow. According to Ryabkov, it is urgent to switch the settling currency from the US dollar to a substitute one. The decision comes less than a week after President Donald Trump signed into law a new sanctions bill that targeted Russia’s energy sector. In retaliation, the Kremlin told the White House to reduce the number of its diplomats to 455. Russia has already tried to build an alternative to the US-dominated World Bank by creating a new reserve fund in cooperation with Brazil, India, China and South Africa.

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August 8, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Comments Off on Russia Ditching US Dollar to Counter New Sanctions

BRICS Countries Strike Fatal Blow on US Dollar Supremacy

  • BRICS Countries Strike Fatal Blow on US Dollar Supremacy
    by Aydin Mehtiyev, http://www.pravdareport.com/
    The United States has declared a war of sanctions on Russia and continues putting trade pressure on China. It is not ruled out that the USA will restrict supplies of steel products from China. In return, Moscow and Beijing intend to abolish the US dollar in mutual settlements within the scope of the BRICS organization. The move will mark the end of the era of the undivided financial domination of the United States of America in the world.


    As soon as the US Congress adopted a package of new sanctions against Russia, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov issued a formidable warning to Washington. “US sanctions against Russia will only encourage Russia to create an alternative economic system, in which dollars will not be needed,” the Russian diplomat said.

    Interestingly, the statement was made on the eve of the two-day summit of BRICS trade ministers, which opened on August 1, 2017 in Shanghai. This organization, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, becomes a powerful counterweight to the Group of Seven.

    Today, the BRICS countries account for 26% of the Earth’s territory, 42% of the world’s population (almost three billion people) and 27% of world GDP. According to experts’ forecasts, the share of BRICS countries will account for more than 40% of world GDP by 2050.

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August 8, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BRICS Countries Strike Fatal Blow on US Dollar Supremacy

Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade

  • Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    The Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade.

    According to the South China Morning Post the new office was part of agreements made between the two neighbours “to seek stronger economic ties” since the West brought in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and the oil-price slump hit the Russian economy.

    According to Dmitry Skobelkin, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia, the opening of a Beijing representative office by the Central Bank of Russia was a “very timely” move to aid specific cooperation, including bond issuance, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism measures between China and Russia.

    The new central bank office was opened at a time when Russia is preparing to issue its first federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan. Officials from China’s central bank and financial regulatory commissions attended the ceremony at the Russian embassy in Beijing, which was set up in October 1959 in the heyday of Sino-Soviet relations. Financial regulators from the two countries agreed last May to issue home currency-denominated bonds in each other’s markets, a move that was widely viewed as intended to eventually test the global reserve status of the US dollar.

    “We discussed the question of trade in gold. BRICS countries are large economies with large reserves of gold and an impressive volume of production and consumption of this precious metal. In China, the gold trade is conducted in Shanghai, in Russia it is in Moscow. Our idea is to create a link between the two cities in order to increase trade between the two markets,” First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov told Russia’s TASS news agency.

    In other words, China and Russia are shifting away from dollar-based trade, to commerce which will eventually be backstopped by gold, or what is gradually emerging as an Eastern gold standard, one shared between Russia and China, and which may day backstop their respective currencies. 

    Meanwhile, the price of gold continues to reflect none of these potentially tectonic strategic shifts, just as China – which has been the biggest accumulator of gold in recent years – likes it.

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April 3, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade

Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard
    by Dave Kranzler, http://investmentresearchdynamics.com/
    “If one can only see value in paper currency terms, one cannot see value at all”

    Hugo Salinas Price – website link – posted a couple of comments on Stewart Dougherty’s guest post earlier this week. I concluded that his insights needed to be shared on the front of this blog and he gave me permission to edit them together to make them easier to read for everyone.  “I know my comment was complex but I wanted to condense the thoughts I have developed over three decades:”

    I would like to take this chance to share a few of my thoughts on this. To me it is pretty clear that the American gold is encumbered. Not because of the usual reasons found on the web but because America defaulted on its gold under the Nixon administration. There are still, many foreign claims on that gold.  If America starts to use that gold officially, the gold vultures, like the bond vulture funds, will be out en masse and with force.  So it is in America’s best interest to ignore that gold – and gold in general.

    The world has (finally) realized that a country with the reserve currency is not something a country should want and that the dollar can fail. The danger is that it will fail to soon. That is why the euro was created for example. The currencies from the individual countries were all issued from the US treasury.  Meaning that if the dollar went the way of the dodo, the European currencies would die with it. Enter the euro, issued from gold [the euro was originally partially backed by gold].  The gold held by the ECB is priced on a mark to market basis. You can check the website of the ECB, its number one asset is listed as gold and, sadly, gold receivables [meaning that gold is leased out].  Most of the Eurasian landmass followed this initiative [pricing Central Bank gold on a mark to market basis] – for instance, the BRICS countries.  All that is needed a rebalancing of the gold holdings of major countries. Enter China. They had way too little gold and way too many dollars. But last year they also started to mark their gold holdings to market.

    Seems to me the world is ready to hyperinflate into gold.  After all, all currencies have already hyperinflated in the financial world.  When the run on real things happens, as a system operator, you don’t want that since a functioning printing press is worth way more than gold. So you want to guide the hyperinflation into a useless metal and use this gold to help equalize the tradeflows. They cannot implement a global political & economic system when things are unstable because it will fail again and soon.  Just as all reserve currencies did since late 1400.  If I were in the position of the globalists, I would aim for the Roman model. Split the money concept. Currency for spending and settling debts but use gold and silver as a final debt extinguisher.  This would function to prevent the kind of mess the EU countries are now  in. The debts of the south are the assets of the North. This is a recipe for disaster.

    Let me elaborate on why I think that the world is ready to hyperinflate in gold terms. The Western public will not hold an asset that goes nowhere, at least in currency terms. The public in the East were never fooled that way. Some  – I think rightly – joke “if one can only see value in paper currency terms, one cannot see value at all”.  I also think gold is wealth and not money. Gold has always been funny in that way. So many people worldwide think of it as money even though its supply tends to dry up as the price rises.

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March 13, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard

Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!

Remember the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold Rules!"

Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Summary
    The Chinese Are Putting in Place a Link Between Oil and Gold.   The Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Gold Standard is Emerging…

    By Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie, GoldenJackass:
    The Gold Trade Note is gradually coming into view, its form within structured contracts is taking shape as components. the Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Petro-Yuan is essentially here in its infancy, in rudimentary form. the leap to the Gold Trade Note will be easy, once the pieces are aligned and in place. This new note for usage in secure trade settlement is in the inception process. It will be structured within existing trading vehicles and platforms.

    The Russians and Chinese appear to be forming the basis for the payment vehicle within the oil trade. Consider it as a formal reflection of the Iran-India gold for oil trade.

    Bilateral Oil for RMB Sale + Shanghai Gold Exchange = Gold Trade Note

    This triangle is precisely what China and Russia are doing now.
    Russian oil & gas is being sold for Chinese Yuan, and then Yuan is traded for Gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. The trade is not complex at all. Oil for RMB for Gold, creating a transaction payment in gold terms. The part unclear is posted margin to confirm and seal the transaction. The immediate implication is that the Chinese RMB will have a quasi-gold link. The original model used might have been the Iranian oil sales to India, with payment completed using Turkish gold. Such gold for oil trade appears to have been commonly executed from 2006 to 2010, and likely beyond that date.


    The Jackass has been expecting that the Gold Trade Note would be structured in a clever way, using swap contracts in major global commerce. It might be taking form in the triangle cited as the working template. Oil is the biggest commercial trade item. Soon comes the RMB-based contract for crude oil, traded in Shanghai. It will surely cause big waves, a major disruptive event.

    NEW SCHEISS DOLLAR & GOLD TRADE STANDARD
    In time, expect an eventual refusal by Eastern producing nations to accept USTreasury Bills in payment for trade. The United States Govt cannot continue on numerous glaring fronts of gross negligence and major violations. These violations have prompted the BRICS & Alliance nations to hasten their development of diverse non-USD platforms toward the goal of displacing the USDollar while at the same time to take steps toward the return of the Gold Standard.


    The New Scheiss Dollar will arrive in order to assure continued import supply to the USEconomy. It will be given a 30% devaluation out of the gate, then many more devaluations of similar variety. The New Dollar will fail all foreign and Eastern scrutiny. The USGovt will be forced to react to USTBill rejection at the ports.

    The US must accommodate with the New Scheiss Dollar in order to assure import supply, and to alleviate the many stalemates to come. The United States finds itself on the slippery slope that leads to the Third World, a Jackass forecast that has been presented since Lehman fell (better described as killed by JPM and GSax). The only apparent alternative is for the United States Govt to lease a large amount of gold bullion (like 10,000 tons) from China in order to properly launch a gold-backed currency. Doing so would open the gates for a generation of commercial colonization, but actual progress in returning capitalism to the United States.


    Any new currency, even with gold backing, would be subjected to a series of devaluations due to the enormous trade deficit. The result would be heavy powerful painful price inflation from the import front. The effect would be to reverse a generation of exported inflation by the United States. The entire USEconomy would go into a downward spiral with higher prices, supply shortages, and social disorder.

    However, the rising prices would come from the currency crisis, and not so much from the hyper monetary inflation. That flood of $trillions has been effectively firewalled off. During the crisis that comes, the gold price will find its true proper value between $5000 and $10,000 per ounce.

    Then later, it goes higher, as it seeks equilibrium in a new world where gold serves as the global arbiter in trade and banking and currencies.

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February 18, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!