• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

Confirmation of what I had theorized?


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Mar 25, 2010
The Real Reason China Is “Dumping” U.S. Treasuries
Birch Gold Group

As we’ve noted in previous articles, countries around the world are liquidating U.S. Treasuries at an alarming rate, with China moving the fastest to unload its stake. The motivations behind China’s rapid selling of U.S. Treasuries aren’t clear. Some believe it’s a jab at the U.S. economy; others think it’s a gesture of skepticism in response to the impending Trump presidency.

But there’s another key factor to consider when we ask ourselves why China would start dumping its treasury holdings so abruptly, and that factor could turn out to be important for the gold market too.

China’s Dwindling Capital Reserves

When a country like China decides to sell off a portion of its stake in U.S. Treasuries, it immediately results in a bump in its cash reserves. The same way you would get cash back after selling shares in a stock, bond, or mutual fund, countries get cash back when they liquidate their U.S. Treasury notes.

Which raises the question: Is China hurting for cash?

You might be surprised, but the answer is yes. Despite the overwhelming growth and size of China’s economy, it’s struggling to keep cash inside its borders. The people and businesses of China are eager to exchange their Yuan for other currencies in the global market.

How eager are they to make this move? Eager enough for the Chinese government to put a hard cap on the amount of Yuan a Chinese citizen can convert to other currencies every year.

And the problem isn’t getting any better. Chinese officials are expected to implement even stricter regulations in coming months.

Rescuing the Yuan

China’s continual outflow of cash has one painful side-effect: devaluation of the Yuan. As officials fight to keep cash inside the Chinese economy, the Yuan is growing weaker by the day.

Selling U.S. Treasuries is a way for China to temporarily offset its currency problems, which is likely a big part of the reason why we’re seeing such a large, prolonged selloff.

Chinese officials know they have to find a way to keep cash from leaking out of their economy, but that won’t happen overnight. So, they could be forced to keep liquidating treasuries for the foreseeable future just to support the Yuan and keep its capital reserves stable.

A Long Play for Gold

Given this context, we may better understand the incentive for China to sell treasuries at its alarmingly rapid pace of late, but there’s still a looming question here. If China has to rely on treasury sales while it figures out how to fix its currency problems, what happens if China runs out of treasuries to sell before those problems get fixed?

At its current rate of liquidation, China will be out of treasuries to sell in roughly two and a half years. After that time, in the event the Chinese economy is still struggling to retain cash and keep the Yuan above water, there could be a major currency crisis, and it could send shock waves throughout the global economy.

As is true during any crisis concerning the value of a major country’s fiat currency (paper money), it’s extremely likely that people from around the world who are seeking safe haven will flock to gold.

Ultimately, this may prove to be good news for anyone who owns gold or plans to in the near future. If you needed yet another reason to balance your savings with a protective investment in gold, this is it.

As a leading dealer of precious metals in the United States, Birch Gold Group is committed to helping our clients discover how gold, silver and other precious metals can help protect their lifestyles in the face of current and coming economic instabilities. This commitment is one of numerous factors that separates us from other precious metals dealers and enables us to consistently help our clients achieve their goals.




Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Apr 5, 2010
The logic is sound, the premise makes good sense.

But, for some reason, I'd just feel better if the words were coming from someone besides a precious metals dealer.


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A Long Play for Gold
Long play, cuz most will rush into other "safe" shelters first...like the US dollar and not gold.

Particularly in the West where gold is just a barbaric pet rock.


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Jan 7, 2011
With Trump being elected it is probable that Chinese exports have peaked for the near future and they are raising cash for a recession.

Nomis Elpmis

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Apr 2, 2010
The recent action in Bitcoin may be an indication that something is happening in China since they are major players in the electronic currency. I'm too simple to fathom the relationship..:-)
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Jan 3, 2014
I think the Chinese people are beginning to become consumers....like Americans. Money is leaving their country because they want what we have.

It could be a good thing in the long run but not if they continue to buy up US properties.