by Jim Willie, Gold Eagle:
Some basic logic must come to the table in the Gold pricing mechanism. The easiest way to keep the gold price down is NOT TO USE IT IN TRADE, NOR IN BANKING RESERVES, and to relegate it to the sidelines as the barbaric metal. Some deep amusement comes always in hearing that gold does not have value, does not earn a yield, and has no uses. Watching the destruction in bond principal value leads the observer to note how gold holds its value in times of crisis, and even rises against the general paper tide. The bond market crisis is global this time, unlike in 2008. Each debt downgrade to BBB, within the context of fallen angels, brings a realized loss in bond value. All this occurs with a rising gold price, even with pauses for consolidation. The best way to lift the gold price is TO USE IT IN TRADE AND IN RESERVES MANAGEMENT. The actual usage further motivates the proper value to be instilled, regardless of type of usage.