Danny Esposito, editor for Penny Stock Detectives, believes that, as the price of gold corrected in March, central banks around the world seized the opportunity to buy. According to the editor, the International Monetary Fund released a report that revealed that, in March of 2012, central banks not only took advantage of the lower prices in gold bullion to buy, but they were also buying in large quantities. In his recent Penny Stock Detectives article
, Esposito noted that, in total, a staggering 57.9 tons of gold bullion was purchased by central banks around the world in March.
To put some perspective on this number, Esposito points out that, in 2011, central banks bought just under 440 tons of gold bullion, as reported by the World Gold Council. This was close to a 50-year high in gold bullion purchases, notes Esposito.
“It is, of course, difficult to extrapolate from March’s numbers, but taking into account the first three months of the year, it is possible that, should this pace of gold bullion buying by the central banks
around the world in 2012 continue, the total will reach 700 tons of gold bullion purchased, which would make 2012 a record year,” argues Esposito.
According to the recent Penny Stock Detectives article, the contention of the G7 is that gold is a commodity that actually does not have many uses outside of jewelry. The nations outside the G7 have long histories and have lived through financial crisis and/or have been passed down stories of financial crisis from their ancestors. They understand that gold has been used as money for 5,000 years. In times of crisis, money is debased by money printing, says Esposito, which results in citizens losing their purchasing power and eventually everything that they worked for. Gold preserves purchasing power, because it cannot be printed or manipulated, believes Esposito.
According to Esposito, we can see from the past that the money printing currently taking place is on a scale never witnessed before in history. Trillions upon trillions are being created by the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and the European Union. He says the contention is that there are no consequences to this money printing, but these central banks who reside in countries that have a long history beg to differ. They are speaking with their actions, not words.
Esposito also points out the question: if gold is just a commodity, then why not sell it? G7 nations have not sold one ounce in the last five years, according to the editor. He thinks that investors should do as central banks do, not as they say. Esposito himself is following what central banks are doing.
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