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Germany brings its gold stash home sooner than planned

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Published : February 13th, 2017
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Reuters/Andreas Framke/2-9-2017

“But with Europe stumbling from crisis to crisis, the German public has grown uneasy about keeping the gold abroad. Some even argue the world’s second biggest bullion reserve may be needed to back a new deutschmark, should the euro zone break up.“

MK note:   Germany has completed its transfer from the New York Fed and 91 tonnes still need to be transferred to Frankfurt from the Bank of France.  Germany will now leave 1236 tonnes at the New York Fed and another 432 tonnes in London.  The remainder of its 3378 tonne national holding will be stored in Frankfurt.  The repatriation transfers to Frankfurt were completed three years ahead of schedule.  It is unlikely that Germany would back a new Deutschmark with gold directly, but having an asset set aside that is detached from erratic national currencies in this day and age is a wise move for the prudent nation state – just as it is for prudent the private investor.

 

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Michael J. Kosares is the founder of USAGOLD-Centennial Precious Metals, Inc., the author of "The ABCs of Gold Investing: How to Protect and Build Your Wealth with Gold", and numerous magazine and internet articles and essays. He is also writes a popular weekly Client Letter on the gold market. Mr. Kosares is frequently interviewed in the financial press and is well-known for his on-going commentary on the gold market and its economic, political and financial underpinnings. He has over 30 years experience in the gold business. USAGOLD-Centennial Precious Metals is one of the oldest and most prestigious gold firms serving private investors in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.
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