Gary North: Auditing the Fed's gold

IMG Auteur
Published : January 25th, 2012
230 words - Reading time : less than a minute
( 0 vote, 0/5 )
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
0
comment
Our Newsletter...
Category : GoldWire

 

 

 

 

Financial writer Gary North today is heartened that all the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination support auditing the Federal Reserve, and he echoes GATA's observation that the big question about the U.S. gold reserve is not just whether and how much gold is held in the vaults but also whether its ownership is encumbered in any way, as through gold swaps and leasing.

North writes: "If the Fed is fully audited, it is likely that the audit will reveal that the gold is encumbered. Foreign central banks have leased their gold. This is a phrase for 'sold the gold,' since the people who borrowed it at 1% per annum then sold it for money and bought government bonds paying 5% or more. They cannot sell these bonds at face value; the bonds have fallen in value. They cannot afford to buy gold in the open market to return the gold to the central banks. The price is already far above what they sold it for. The central banks dare not demand a return of this gold. The gold is still on their books. The IOUs they received from the borrowers are counted as being as good as gold. The voters do not know that the gold is missing."

North's commentary is headlined "Auditing the Fed's Gold" and it's posted at GoldSeek here:

http://news.goldseek.com/LewRockwell/1327072200.php

And at Lew Rockwell here:

http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1089.html

 

 

<< Previous article
Rate : Average note :0 (0 vote)
>> Next article
Chris Powell is the secretary of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) which has been organized to advocate and undertake litigation against illegal collusion to control the price and supply of gold and related financial securities.
WebsiteSubscribe to his services
Latest topics on forum :
Comments closed
Latest comment posted for this article
Be the first to comment
Add your comment
Top articles
Latest Comments
2018's 'Short' of the Year
23 Aprpearsallmarc
I really like the idea of this trade. Is there any way to execute this trade with long dated options (on SLV & GLD) or do you have to buy and s...
State of Failure
11 AprThe Recusant1
My, my...James's article almost sounds as if Trump himself might have gassed the people as a deflection and not Syria at all! Why...why...that's co...
State of Failure
09 AprGypsy
The STOCK MARKET trend has been DOWN. In fact, the word after Friday's Crash was "Standby for Monday." In a Moment of Severe Stress, the so-calle...
Flat-Earther FINALLY Launches Himself Into The Air, Crashes, Goes T...
05 Aprsirqitous
Seen realistically, however, this was money well spent for TPTB, even if they never get that loan repaid! As free advertising for the MSM cover st...
Flat-Earther FINALLY Launches Himself Into The Air, Crashes, Goes T...
03 Aprprljr
The really really really really unfortunate thing is that there are people and i use that word "people" lightly, are for no other explanation that ...
Flat-Earther FINALLY Launches Himself Into The Air, Crashes, Goes T...
28 Marprblmsolved
The really unfortunate thing about this story; For that kind of money he probably could have hired someone with access to a modern performance ...
Drums Along the Potomac
23 MarGypsy2
I see there's a HUGE market for Conspiracy Theories and FAKE NEWS in the U.K. ~ from the Top down. Theresa May runs her Conspiracy Theory up her f...
Drums Along the Potomac
18 MarThemis-1
While I, too, don't give a hoot about the Skripals, the UK cannot tolerate foreign agents running amok and potentially endangering innocent British...
Most commented articlesFavoritesMore...
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS