Gold as anchor
Russia buys gold, China buys gold. A whole group of other central banks, especially from emerging countries, are doing the same as the big ones. Why this quest for the yellow precious metal? It's just a safeguard. A protection that has proven itself over thousands of years. All paper money, even currencies initially tied to precious metals, has been lost so far. Slowly but surely, this fate is also beginning to emerge for the US dollar, which is the world's dominant currency.
China and Russia are not least to blame for this when the time comes. But it does not necessarily mean these two opponents of the USA. These two try to hedge themselves with gold rather. At the same time, they are trying to become more independent of the US dollar. For the leading politicians and central bankers of Russia and China, it seems clear that the next economic downturn, the "R" word (recession), nobody likes to use, could become quite angry.
Since the global economic crisis of 2008, global debt has risen dramatically. A large part of this can only be served if economic growth creates the necessary scope for profits, from which taxes can be collected. Help from central banks via cheap money is also only possible to a limited extent, since we already live in a low-interest environment. Slowly but surely, the central banks are ready to intervene successfully.
This is why gold is so sought after by those who face reality. Because gold is an investment vehicle that is mobile and always valuable. If faith in the US dollar is lost in the next recession, faith in gold will increase accordingly. This will also increase the value, i.e. the price of the precious metal. This can happen quickly and even, no, probably, exceed the old record levels. For investors, gold is therefore part of their hedging strategy. In addition to a physical portfolio, the shares of companies with gold projects can also be used for speculative purposes. Two examples are White Gold and US Gold.
White Gold - https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298911 - owns 439,000 hectares of land in the Yukon, representing over 40 percent of the productive White Gold District. The 2019 exploration program is fully funded with partners Agnico Eagle Mines and Kinross Gold.
US Gold - https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298868 - has the Copper King gold-silver-copper-zinc project in Wyoming and the Keystone gold project in Nevada. Research indicates that the Keystone system is similar to the major Carlin-type gold deposits in Nevada, containing more gold than originally thought.
Current corporate information and press releases from US Gold (https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/companies/us-gold-corp.html) and White Gold (https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/companies/whitegoldcorp.html).
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