...the biggest news of the day comes from the official Buba announcement that, in its official capacity as a prudent central bank, it - as first of many - is looking to repatriate some 300 tons of gold from the New York Fed. That, however, is not today's news - that was Monday's news.This is a HUGE story, but I'm certain that the MSM will ignore it.
What is news is that courtesy of the supplied calendar of events in the Buba statement, it will take the Fed some seven years to procure Germany's 300 tons of gold. This is the same Fed that, in its own words, holds some "216 million troy ounces of gold" or some 6720 tons, in its vault 80 feet below ground level.
Putting the above in perspective, the amount of gold that Germany will have to wait 7 years for is shown in red. The amount of gold the Fed supposedly holds, is shown in yellow with a shade of tungsten. Why it will take the Fed 7 years to part with an amount of gold that is less than 5% of its total holdings is anyone's guess...
unless of course, the bulk of the gold in the column on the right has been rehypothecated numerous times to serve as collateral for countless counterparties, and it is no longer clear just who own what to anyone.
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We can only wonder how many centuries it will take the New York Fed to deliver all the gold held by third parties in its vault, once the demand notices start rushing in...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Update: Fed Can't Produce The Gold Germany Wants Back!
I knew it! Turns out, the Fed refused Germany an audit of its gold reserve holdings in the United States last fall because OUR CENTRAL BANK DOESN'T HAVE ALL OF THE GOLD IT CLAIMS!!! And now, Germany, who recently announced that it will repatriate some of its gold from the U.S. (absolutely as a result of the refusal of the audit), will have to wait seven years for the Fed to come up with what it's supposed to have for Deutschland now! ZeroHedge has the scoop: