Olja är den marknad som är tillräckligt stor för guld att gömma sig i. Anledningen till att priset på olja har legat relativt stilla senaste årtiondena är att guld handlas för Dollar + en liten mängd guld. Detta har dock ökat och olja handlas nu för Dollar + en större mängd guld. Detta sker under bordet och borta från rampljuset.
CBs säljer guld för att guldet måste flöda. Guld måste byta hand för att olja skall flöda. Olja och guld flödar i motsatt riktning. Väst har snart slut på guld. Olja måste flöda för att vi skall kunna leva som vi gör och för att samhället som vi vet det skall fungera. Högre guldpriser kommer innebära att guldet slutar flöda i den mängd som behövs för att hålla oljan flödande. Om det inte sker en uppvärdering av värdet på guld för att representera den oljerikedom som har tagits upp ut jorden.
Oljeproducerande land: You don’t care what the current commodity price of gold is, your future generations will keep it as real wealth to replace the oil that is lost. Before the future arrives gold will be, once again valued as money and can be truly counted on to appropriately represent all oil wealth!
You see, when paper trading volume dries up it’s a bearish sign, but when real physical gold volume drops it’s bullish! That’s because gold is being cornered on a scale never seen in history. LBMA is doing its best to show real volume exists!
The Western governments needed to keep the price of gold down so it could flow where they needed it to flow. The key to free up gold was simple. The Western public will not hold an asset that’s going nowhere, at least in currency terms. The problem for the CBs was that the third world has kept the gold market “bought up” by working thru South Africa! To avoid a spiking oil price the CBs first freed up the public’s gold thru the issuance of various types of “paper future gold”. As that selling dried up they did the only thing they could, become primary suppliers!
In the early 1990s oil went to $30++ for reasons we all know. What isn’t known is that its price didn’t drop that much. You see the trading medium changed. Oil went from $30++ to $19 + X amount of gold! Today it costs $19 + XXX amount of gold! Yes, gold has gone up and oil has stayed the same in most eyes.
Ever notice how many important Middle Eastern people keep a residence in London. It’s not because of the climate. The most powerful banks in the world today are the ones that trade oil and gold. It is in the “city” that the deals are done by people who understand “value”! Westerners should be happy that they do because the free flow of oil and gold has allowed this economic expansion to continue this past few years.
Understand that oil is still traded for a certain number of US$ but after the deal is done a certain amount of gold is also purchased “with the future flow of oil as collateral”.
AND THE KICKER:
Last one on this topic until more ANOTHER posts. I’m not sure that it would be necessary to have that large a cabul in on the “offer” of oil for gold. Given the rather small market in gold in comparison to oil/currencies it would only take one or two well endowed oil states to pull this off. Here’s why.
Let’s say the Saudi’s have been accumulating gold through the back door ( approx. 5,000 tonnes ) . They sell say 20 Mln Bbl oil a day. Close enough. At one ounce of gold per thousand Bbl oil that’s 10,000 ounces of physical gold per day. That’s a lot of physical gold.
The first few moments after the Saudi’s proposal to trade oil for gold at a very steep discount of 1000 Bbl/oz ( approx. 1.5% of current US$ price ) there would be
roars of laughter. One fast thinker after another would think “Hey. I buy some gold at $300/oz, trade for oil to receive 1 Mln Bbl, then sell the 1 Mln Bbl for US$ 10 Mln. Net profit is
$10,000,000-$300,000=$9,700,000. Easy money.
Everyone at once turns to the gold market to buy, which promptly shuts down. Now no one is laughing. Because everyone realizes that gold is now worth at least $10,000 per ounce and no one is prepared for that revaluation. Whoever has gold now has 66.67 times the purchasing power in that stockpile. What appeared to be a stupid offer has now become a complete revaluation of all gold stockpiles vs all currencies.
Who has the gold?