GOLD: An EXTRA 4,000 metric tons!

http://dailyreckoning.com/a-huge-gold-prediction-from-reality-tv/

A Huge Gold Prediction… From Reality TV
Matt Insleyby Matt Insley.Posted Aug 30, 2013.

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You wouldn’t expect to find gold under Ghana’s tan brown soil.

But it’s there. Lots of it.

Whether it’s a brand new Caterpillar 330b, a piecemeal front end loader or an army of low-paid workers, excavators are moving top soil to unearth the gold-rich gravel. I’ve seen it all.

There’s a frenzied pace in this boom-country… today we’ll take a look. But more importantly we’ll see how Ghana’s gold rush has shed light on the decade’s MOST important gold trend.

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In short, the two American yahoos, while trying to secure a mining claim, found thousands of Chinese nationals are overtaking many of the mining concessions in Ghana. It’s illegal, but no one was stopping the brute force of the Chinese. As one local tribesman admitted, the Chinese “have guns” and aren’t easy to move from a claim.

How Do You Say “Claim Jumper” In Chinese?

If you’re watching the reality show looking for a good plot the Chinese claim jumpers make for a good antagonist. But if you’re tuned in to the show as a gold watcher, you know there’s a lot more to this story.

For starters, what the heck are thousands of Chinese nationals crawling around Ghana’s gold fields for?

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If we do some back of the envelope math, since the country’s last “official” announcement we’ll quickly see that China could be holding an EXTRA 4,000 metric tons (or more) of gold. That’s enough gold to place them firmly as the world’s second largest gold holder.

But let’s get back to that reality TV bit above. China, the way I see it, isn’t just producing large amounts of gold and legally importing bullion from Hong Kong.

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Unless you think the Chinese are stupid, why are they pursuing the “barbarous relic”?

Do they suspect that the paper chase will end when the music stops?

And what does the poor Sheeple do?

Debt and “saves” in “dollars” (whatever those are) paying the inflation tax!

Argh!

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GOLDBUG: Waiting lists for coins and bars?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/gold/10028183/Gold-buyers-forced-to-go-on-waiting-list.html

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Gold buyers forced to go on waiting list
Gold buyers are having to wait up to six weeks for their bars and coins after a price dip led to increased interest.

By Rosie Murray-West3:55PM BST 30 Apr 201358

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Investment company Physical Gold said there were waiting lists of three weeks for some coins, and four to six weeks for gold bars. “Previously all would have been available within a few days,” the company said.
The company said that it had seen a 50pc increase in enquiries about purchasing gold and a 35pc increase in sales, with people buying tax-free gold coins. “We are now starting to experience physical gold shortages,” said Daniel Fisher, CEO of Physical Gold.

“In particular there are waiting times on some gold bars and a real difficulty in obtaining mixed year Sovereigns. “However, many clients are willing to ‘do a deal’ and wait for delivery as they want to secure the current price as they feel it will be higher in the near future.”

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Yeah, the price drops on “paper” gold, but premiums (seniorage) on “hard” gold goes up.

Now who doesn’t think the Sheeple and Clovers aren’t being manipulated?

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