It is coming up to the end of the year and a look at why one
should buy gold from the viewpoint of some prominent people around the world is
This year, the Deutschebank called gold "good
money" and paper "bad money".
The President of the German central bank, the Bundesbank, paid
tribute to gold as "a timeless classic".
A leading member of the policy committee of the People's
Bank of China calls the gold standard "an excellent monetary system".
In The China Post, a CNN reporter wrote that the "gold
commission" plank in the 2012 Republican platform will "reverberate
around the world".
The Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the U.S.
House of Representatives twice called on economist, historian, and gold
standard advocate Lewis E. Lehrman to testify.
GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk, in an
interview with King World News, recently
remarked that Western market manipulation can't stop the flow of gold into Asia
and that paper gold owners eventually will realize that they don't really own
the metal but rather a lot of counterparty risk. “At some
point in the future, whether it’s next year or the year after that, people who
own paper gold are going to recognize they have counterparty risk. They
don’t own gold, they only own exposure to the gold price and that exposure is
dependent on their counterparty”.
According to Fund Manager Stephen Leeb, "There is a
ritual we see in overnight trading. Gold is usually up $4 or $5 at around
midnight or 1 a.m. East Coast time. I'll be watching gold trade at this time
and I can't count the number of times that in just a minute or two, instead of
gold being up $4 or $5, it's now down $20. No one is trading at 12 or 1 or 2 in
the morning. Somebody is doing this and it always happens when there is no
liquidity. So you have a game of desperation going on here and the Chinese are
aware of this".
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “First they ignore you, then they
laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
Well, gold is winning, and so should we all be.