[Ed. Note: Despite Gold having it’s “worst year” (in terms of paper price) since 1981 (-28%), many nations accumulated the yellow metal at a record pace… Got PHYSICAL?]
With headlines crowing of gold’s worst year since 1981 as a signal that the status quo is winning and proof positive that fiat-currency naysayers must be wrong, it would appear that the rest of the world’s central banks (and banks) have used the price depreciation to stack the precious metal. As Bloomberg reports,
*RUSSIAN BANKS BOUGHT 181.4 TONS OF RUSSIAN GOLD IN 2013: RIA
*RUSSIAN BANKS BOUGHT ALMOST 90% OF RUSSIA 2013 GOLD OUTPUT: RIA
This 5.834 million ounce addition (8.3% YoY) is more than double that of Russia’s central bank additions in 2013 with Bitcoin-favoring Sberbank piling up 48.5 tons alone in 2013.
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