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China’s Stealth Gold Reserves To Quadruple as IMF Seek Answers





The People’s Bank of China may have tripled holdings of bullion since it last updated them in April 2009, to 3,510 metric tons. It is worth noting that the U.S. refuses to allow their gold reserves to be publicly audited and the Bundesbank is having difficulty repatriating much of its gold stored with the Federal Reserve. This has led many analysts to speculate that the U.S.’s gold reserves have been leased out or sold or are encumbered as part of an ongoing effort to manipulate gold prices.

 
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The Mystery Of China's Gold Holdings Is Coming To An End





While the reality is that nobody has a clue what China's actual gold holdings are, the good news is that the answer is coming. As noted above, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has asked the head of the International Monetary Fund to include China's yuan currency in its special drawing rights (SDR) basket.  If indeed China is serious about CNY inclusion in the SDR, it will finally have to reveal its cards, which would mean it finally will provide an update, with a 6 year delay, of just what its latest gold holdings are. As such, don't be surprised to wake up one morning to headlines blasting that Chinese gold holdings have gone up by 2x, 3x, 5x or (more x) since 2009, a long-overdue update which will catalyze the next major leg higher in the precious metal. 

 
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The Global Central Banking Cartel is Beginning to Splinter





In the simplest of terms, Abenomics was a form of economic warfare. It marked a transition in global Central Banking policy from an era of coordination to an era in which it is each country/ Central Bank for itself.

 
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Dollar Bulls Bend, but Don't Break





After trending sharply higher in recent months, the US dollar has entered a consolidative range against most of the major currencies.

 
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Stanley Druckenmiller Bullish Chinese Equities And Oil And Doesn’t Expect Rate Cut Anytime Soon





Stanley Druckenmiller, the man who achieved the impossible 30%+ annualized returns during more than 30-years period active trading career just gave an interview and shared his market views.

 
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Martin Armstrong - Gold Bullion To “Max Out At $5,000 Per Ounce”





* Fall 2015 turning point - civil unrest and riots globally says forecaster Armstrong
* European banks will collapse and “blood in the streets”
Advocates diversification and holding bullion coins familiar to public such as $20 gold coins
* “Your portfolio has got to include everything … including bullion”

 
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JPY Jumps After Abe Special Adviser Shows He Has No Shame Whatsoever





It appears being Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes with great prerssure to toe the line - as opposed to advise. Koichi Hamada yesterday said USDJPY 105 was "appropriate" and USDJPY 120 was "too weak"... that sent USDJPY tumbling. These comments were reiterated in the early Asia session and adding that he "doesn't think JPY will weaken much further." We wake up this morning and reuters reports that he has entirely flip-flopped his views saying now that "120 is appropriate," and that he " would not oppose further easing." It's clear someone got a tap on the shoulder...

 
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USDJPY Tumbles After Abe Advisor Says Yen At 105 "Appropriate"





Did the Japanese just get the tap on the shoulder from The Fed? Cabinet Office member and Special Advisor to Abe Koichi Hamada just jawboned the JPY higher (and USDJPY lower) with the following statement:

HAMADA: YEN AT 105/USD APPROPRIATE; WEAK AT 120 CONSIDERING PURCHASING PARITY

The reaction - an 80 pip plunge in USDJPY.

 
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Gold-Backed SDR "Is Quite Likely To Happen", LSE's Lord Desai Warns





As many are increasingly coming to terms with the 'obvious failure of fiat currency', the inevitavble question arises "what next?" Earlier this year, we discussed the possibility of a Chinese- or Russian-currency backed by gold, amid the increasing calls (domestically and abroad) for an end to USD Reserve hegemony; but this weekend, as Bloomberg reports, Lord Meghnad Desai, chairman of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, stated that IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) should contain some gold to help stabilize the currency.

 
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Stan Druckenmiller's "Horrific Sense" Of Deja Vu: "I Know It's Tempting To Invest, But This Will End Very Badly"





“I just have the same horrific sense I had" before, Druckenmiller said to an audience at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, Florida (according to a transcript obtained by Bloomberg). "Our monetary policy is so much more reckless and so much more aggressively pushing the people in this room and everybody else out the risk curve that we’re doubling down on the same policy that really put us there."

 
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The Reason Why the Japanese Central Bank is Playing With Fire





There is much more going on than just a problem in the Japanese bond market...

 
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Can't Keep a Good Buck Down





The US dollar has been even stronger than this bull thought let alone the perma-bears.  Here's why,  

 
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Japan QE Limit Approaching As Goldman Says BoJ Risks Losing Crediblity





Is the BoJ's back against the wall? We certainly think so as the evidence increasingly supports the notion that the central bank is bumping up against the limits of accommodative monetary policy and may soon be headed — as we've variously predicted —for "failed nation" status.

 
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Nikkei Hits 20,000 After Japan's Economy Minister Says "Bubbles Are Good"





"A small bubble is something that can be contained. If recent stock gains are signs of a mini-bubble, this is something I would welcome," Japan's Economics Minister says, just as the Nikkei touches fresh highs. And while we thought bubbles were inherently dangerous in any size, we also mistakenly thought the BoJ's multi-trillion yen ETF portfolio could fairly be classified as "large".

 
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Futures Flat On Minutes Day; Chinese Bubble Spills Into Hong Kong; Biggest Energy M&A Deal In Over A Decade





While US equity futures are largely unchanged, if only ahead of the now daily pre-open market-wide ramp, things in Asia have continued on their bubbly flurry, where China's Shanghai Composite briefly rose above 4000 for the first time since 2008, but it was the surge in the Hong Kong stock market that showed the Chinese bubble is finally spilling over, in the form of a blistering rally on the Hang Seng which rose nearly 4% on immense volume which at 250 billion Hong Kong dollars ($32 billion) was three times the average daily volume over the past year and nearly 20% more than the previous record volume day in October 2007, at the height of the pre-financial crisis bubble.

 
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