un récap des implications de ce très important dossier des préts d'or par les banques centrales... phénoméne que le Gata a été le 1er à dénoncer, et qui reste encore fort obscur, puisque les BC, laFED la 1ére refusent toujours de communiquer ouvertement sur ce sujet
pourquoi ne pas interroger directement nos banques centrales?on avait essayé ici avec la BDF en leur demandant des infos détaillées sur les ventes
( tonnage et non valeur en € pesos ), peine perdue
alors, pour avoir des infos sur les prêts, c'est niet, d'avance ..
mais ça serait marrant de les inonder avec des demandes d'infos sur les prêts de NOTRE or ... car ils le valent bien ! http://www.gata.org/node/10031If your interest is really piqued, try questioning central banks yourself
Submitted by cpowell on Wed, 2011-06-22 15:19. Section: Daily Dispatches
11:21a ET Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
Dennis Gartman, publisher of the daily commodity market review The Gartman Letter (http://www.thegartmanletter.com/
), writes today:
"One interesting facet of the gold market has made its way to our desk, courtesy again of our good friend, John Brimelow, who had it brought to his attention by Mr. Chris Woods of The Greed & Fear Report. (We normally steer very clear of newsletters with titles such as these, but Mr. Woods has shown to be quite wise when it comes to the gold market over time, and if Mr. Brimelow respects his work, so then shall we.)
"Mr. Woods noted that the Vice Governor of the Belgian Central Bank said that 43 percent of the bank's remaining gold reserves have been lent out. Despite our antipathy to the argument that GATA has been making for years that much of the world's reservable gold has been put out on lending programs, this number caught our attention. Neither we, nor John, know of any central bank that has admitted putting this much gold out on loan. What then of the Bank of France, or the Bank of Italy, or the ECB itself? Suddenly our interest is piqued. Bill Murphy, where are you?"
Of course Murphy, GATA's chairman, is where he always has been: Screaming to try to get financial journalism to pay attention to the issue of central bank gold lending, a major mechanism of gold market rigging. Two years ago GATA obtained an admission from the Federal Reserve that it was involved in this rigging, an admission that the Fed has gold swap arrangements with foreign banks that must remain secret:http://www.gata.org/files/GATAFedResponse-09-17-2009.pdf
In December 2010 GATA's friend the German journalist Lars Schall pressed Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, as to whether it had undertaken any gold swaps with any agency of the U.S. government, and the Bundesbank replied, as the Fed did, that all this stuff must remain secret:http://www.gata.org/node/9363
Gartman acknowledges being aware of GATA's claim that central bank gold lending is far more extensive than acknowledged or generally believed and is part of a general scheme of currency market manipulation. But who outside GATA itself seeks to nail this information down and explain what it means? Who reviews the extensive official documentation GATA has compiled and published --http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/21
-- and even summarized to make it easily understood, as here?:http://www.gata.org/node/9545
As Gartman often has sneered at GATA over the years, we're glad that his interest is piqued as the evidence keeps piling up. But why ask for Bill Murphy? If Gartman and other financial writers want to know the true status of central bank gold reserves, why don't the financial writers try asking the central banks themselves and start piling up and publishing their own stack of "no comments"? The central banks might just take a telephone call from Gartman, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the London Telegraph, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg News, among others.
Here's how to contact the Bank of France:http://www.banque-france.fr/gb/contact.htm
Here's how to contact the Bank of Italy:http://www.bancaditalia.it/footer/contatti
Here's how to contact the European Central Bank:http://www.ecb.int/home/html/contact.en.html
Here's how to contact the Bundesbank:http://www.bundesbank.de/presse/presse.en.php
Here's how to contact the Federal Reserve:http://www.federalreserve.gov/feedback.cfm
Here's how to contact the U.S. Treasury Department:http://www.federalreserve.gov/feedback.cfm
Try asking them: How much of your gold reserves has been leased? How much is actually in your vaults? What is the purpose of this leasing? How much of your gold is at what the Bundesbank calls "gold trading centers," and why? Do you have gold swap arrangements with other central banks and with financial institutions, and if so, why? Have these arrangements been implemented, and how and why?
And if you won't
attempt this much journalism, how about directing your skepticism away from the gadflies asking the questions and toward the government agencies that won't answer them?
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.