[Ed. Note: UPDATE: The Wealth Watchman reports that his site has gone down. He is working to get it back online ASAP]
from The Wealth Watchman:
This is a biggie! Sometimes an event can come and go, and become important much later, without setting off any alarm bells, as to whether it was important or not from the start. It happens every day. Yet, at other times however, you just can’t help but to immediately understand the significance of something the moment it happens.
Brothers, I have a feeling that what was just reported in the gold market, seems to strike that crucially, unmistakable note. First, let’s touch upon the parties involved, and what they did, because it’s a strategy that seems like such a no-brainer, that I’m surprised most of the big players in the business world aren’t already doing it.
That announcement was this:
“Big deal, Watchman! So some billionaire wants to buy some gold, that happens all the time!”
Au contrare, Doubting Thomas! That’s not exactly what just happened. Let me unpack it a bit more, so you’ll see the scale of it.
World Gold Supply Deficit Grows
Firstly, as we all know, gold and silver are becoming more precious every day. As the price keeps descending, demand keeps advancing higher with each passing downtick. Not here in the West, mind you, I mean in places of actual gold-buying significance!
As we previously covered in last week’s Clarion Call, India and China alone have now bought well over 800 tonnes of gold, in just the first 3 months of 2015!
Meaning, if this pace holds, that 2 billion people alone will have consumed between 3,200 to 3,300 tonnes of gold in 2015(leaving available gold mining supply in a near 1,000 tonne deficit).
Because gold and silver are woefully under-supplied, and because these countries not only prize gold and silver, but actually are forward thinking in this matter, some are now beginning to ask the question:
What do we do on the day that central banks can no longer surreptitiously pawn off any more of their gold holdings to us?
What will happen to companies, who are heavy users of gold, when the market riggers no longer have anything which with to do their worst?
Well, they can either: 1 )pay more for their metal, 2) go without ample supply, or 3)….
Be the first to go to the source!
Indian Jewelry Makes its Move
That’s exactly what billionaire businessman, Rajesh Mehta, has just gone and done.
Mr. Mehta is a man on a mission! He’s increasingly looked for new and creative ways to ensure constant supply of gold for his company, and he’s on the prowl in Australia to find willing partners within the Australian gold mining industry.
It’s because his business, Rajesh Exports, is India’s single, largest jewelry maker! This isn’t some dinky mom and pop operation, we’re talking about!
With over 80 retail locations in India, Rajesh Exporters is truly one of the largest, most dominant, gold-buying forces within the private sector on planet earth!
His Bangalore company is also worth over $1.2 billion in assets, and is listed on the Bombay stock exchange. The hard, tonnage numbers that his company consumes is even more impressive, coming in at roughly 140 tonnes of gold per year(or nearly as much as the Central Bank of Russia purchased last year).
This is remarkable, remember that Australia, which mined 284 tonnes of gold last year, is the 2nd biggest producer behind China. So, this one company consumes a tonnage figure, equal to half the annual production of the world’s 2nd largest producer.
“Well, I don’t get it, Watchman, why wouldn’t he simply import the gold he needs to India?”
Well, brother, he’s already been doing that for years! The problem though, is that in these final days of the global, monetary system, the price-rigging in gold and silver become has become so extreme, so terminal, that it’s now becoming a threat to supply itself.
Mr. Rajesh has far too big a stake in the gold scene, to allow his supply and contracts to be threatened by all this. So, he’s decided that he’s simply not gonna take any chances of that happening.
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