With many people wondering when the paper manipulation of gold will come to an end, it looks like China is now setting the stage for gold to reenter the monetary system thousands of dollars above the current price.
Dr. Stephen Leeb: “The Chinese apparently, and with good reason, view Americans as a naïve people that will accept almost anything at face value. When you analyze recent news stories covering or related to U.S.–China relations, you start to see how China is playing on this in gaining the upper hand in a battle for worldwide hegemony. As China gets closer to achieving its goals, I believe the battle for the East and most of the developing world is nearly over, but I still hope it will allow for a win-win situation that let’s both East and West flourish. Though win-win is looking a little more quixotic these days, I’m still hoping the U.S. can emerge as a vibrant 21st century economy.
Gold reentering the monetary system
Whatever the outcome, though, the real winners will be those who bet heavily on commodities and especially on gold. As I have pointed out before, gold and the yuan have become closely linked. Both the 52-week and 200-day moving averages of gold’s price in yuan have been remarkably steady for more than a year. Whether this is due to arbitrage or manipulation, it really does not matter: The message is that the yuan has become as good as gold.
This is the first step in creating a gold-based monetary system that will govern in the East – and if the West is smart, in the West as well. As China clears away the obstacles to ever more Eastern trading in yuan, gold will rise longer and higher than most people imagine. The current transition is arguably the most significant in the history of modern civilizations.
But as I said, China has managed to keep its progress well disguised. Let’s begin with the recent Korea summit between President Trump and Premier Kim. The clear takeaway is that the U.S. will be willing to limit its military involvement on the Korean peninsula in exchange for North Korean denuclearization. Unlike the many skeptics, I believe this actually will happen, along with a much more vibrant North Korean economy and eventual North-South reunification. Moreover, I believe the denuclearization will happen fairly quickly, and that by the turn of the decade there will be little doubt about the outcome.
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