China alarmed by U.S. money printing
Interesting news piece from the Telegraph. The most interesting part was when Cheng Siwei was quoted with this little tidbit, “Gold is definitely an alternative, but when we buy, the price goes up. We have to do it carefully so as not to stimulate the markets.“ He was speaking to an alternative to the U.S. dollar. China is very aware of the fact that any major public gold bullion purchases would “stimulate” the markets, I read this as drive the price to the moon and some. I will close with this little interesting fact that gold as consolidated at $930.00/oz. during the traditionally lower demand part of the year. Unless we see a major correction tomorrow morning in the New York Spot market, I predict we will finally see gold bust through $1,000.00 per ounce. Does the smart money know something the average joe doesn’t? Likely in my opinion.
Telegraph, London - Cheng Siwei, former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee and now head of China’s green energy drive, said Beijing was dismayed by the Fed’s recourse to “credit easing”. “We hope there will be a change in monetary policy as soon as they have positive growth again,” he said at the Ambrosetti Workshop, a policy gathering on Lake Como.
“If they keep printing money to buy bonds it will lead to inflation, and after a year or two the dollar will fall hard. Most of our foreign reserves are in US bonds and this is very difficult to change, so we will diversify incremental reserves into euros, yen, and other currencies,” he said.
China’s reserves are more than – $2 trillion, the world’s largest.
“Gold is definitely an alternative, but when we buy, the price goes up. We have to do it carefully so as not to stimulate the markets,” he added.
The comments suggest that China has become the driving force in the gold market and can be counted on to
buy whenever there is a price dip, putting a floor under any correction.