by Tactical Investor, SRSrocco Report:
Central bankers have been on a massive Gold Buying Spree led by Russia and China. One must remember that not only is Putin ex-KGB, but he is also an economist and holds a black belt in judo. Judo teaches you to use your opponent’s momentum to defeat him or her, and that appears to what Putin is doing. He has this administration running circles, by the time they figure out what he is up to, it is too late to do anything. Putin and China can see that the writing is on the wall that the days of U.S holding the top spot are numbered. Our economy is in shambles and only appears to look strong because of the hot money that is holding it up. Regarding illusions, it is a perfect illusion and for now, the masses have bought it, but Russia and China have not.
Putin is also aware that the average life span of a super power is 250 years, and the U.S has been in this position for 240 years, so it is running out of time.
Hence, he is using the strong dollar to buy up cheap, valuable Gold. Russians are advanced chess players they plan several moves ahead; that is why the West has had such a hard time figuring out what Putin’s next move will be. When the western media states that Russia’s reserves are falling, they forget to mention that the reserves are in dollars and what Russia and China are doing are getting rid of their worthless dollars and replacing them with Gold.
IMF data (International Monetary Fund) shows that the Russia and China have been among the biggest net buyers of Gold for eight years in a row. Last year countries purchases close to 590 tons of Gold accounting for 14% of annual global gold bullion demand. Smart nations like Russia and China are using these low prices to load up on Gold and divest from the dollar. They understand that this economic illusion can last for only so long before reality strikes.
The chart below illustrates how Russia’s reserves of Gold have soared over the years. Putin is planning for a day when the U.S is not the dominant power anymore. When the dollar is finally dethroned, the end will not be pretty.
The number of bilateral deals bypassing the dollar continues to soar. The opening of the AIB (Asian infrastructure bank) and with the Yuan being accepted into the world reserve currency club, the path for the dollar is definitely downhill.
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