It was reported last week that the Norwegian and Swiss Central Banks had accumulated large positions in several high quality gold and silver mining stocks. Why would these bankers want to own producers of a barbarous relic?
This is not some scheme to load up on miners and then dump them into the market to help the Fed/ECB/BOE manipulate the precious metals. That’s an absurd view. They would just short shares if they wanted to accomplish that.
The dollar’s reserve status is coming to an end. In fact, the current fiat currency system is coming to an end. Central Bankers know this better than anyone. Every western CB has been printing money and buying worthless assets in order to keep the system from collapsing. Central Banks that want to survive are also finding ways to hedge their fiat currency-based portfolios with negative beta assets. Mining stocks are the easiest way to gain exposure to coming explosion in the price of gold and silver. Also note that Norway and Switzerland are not members of the EU.
We discuss this topic in this week’s Shadow of Truth. We also analyze the Hillary Clinton health situation: