Rabu, 22 April 2015

URANIUM... IN SPOT TRADE..??



 
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A worker at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on stand by.
The market for uranium is showing signs of life just over four years since Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami caused the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century, the uranium market is showing signs of life.

Japan has plans to restart some nuclear reactors this year, the first since all of them in the country were eventually shut down in the wake of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster.

“As a relatively cheap and clean source of energy, the demand for nuclear energy has been growing for fundamental reasons that even the Fukushima accident couldn’t derail,” said Brien Lundin, publisher of Gold Newsletter, which covers the entire metals and natural-resource sector.

In particular, China is “rapidly expanding its nuclear energy production in response to its growing need for energy and issues with pollution arising from its traditional sources,” he said.




Uranium prices have climbed by roughly 35% since last summer. The weekly price of uranium stood at $38.85 a pound as of Monday, compared with $28 as of June 23, according to data from nuclear-fuel consultancy Ux Consulting Company LLC.

Following the Japan disaster, “public opinion has improved along with revised regulatory standards, which provides certainty for nuclear power going forward,” said Jonathan Hinze, senior vice president, international, at the Ux Consulting Company.

Indeed, the world seems to be warming back up to the use of nuclear energy.

‘Japan was using 50-year-old reactors while China, India and Russia are building next generation nuclear reactors, which are much safer than the first generation dinosaurs of the past.’
Jeb Handwerger, GoldStockTrades.com


“China and India believe that the upside from the clean energy from nuclear far outweighs the downside risks of sticking to dirty coal,” said Jeb Handwerger, president of Mining Development Corp. and editor of GoldStockTrades.com.

He pointed out that “Japan was using 50-year-old reactors while China, India and Russia are building next generation nuclear reactors, which are much safer than the first generation dinosaurs of the past.”


Japan has struggled to restart its nuclear reactors since the disaster, however. This month, a Japanese court halted the planned restart of two nuclear reactors in western Japan because of safety concerns among locals.

All of Japan’s 48 nuclear reactors have been offline since September 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.


But last week, uranium producer Cameco Corp. CCJ, -1.67% CCO, -1.31%  announced an agreement with India to provide 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate over the next 5 years. Shares of Canada-based Cameco have climbed roughly 14% month to date. 


Going forward, the biggest gains in the market should be seen in the high-grade development projects in the Athabasca Basin in Canada, such as the ones operated by Denison Mines Corp. DNN, -1.14% DML, +0.97% and Fission Uranium Corp. FCUUF, -2.53% FCU, -2.56%  and the low-cost producers such as Ur-Energy Inc. URE, +0.88%  and Uranerz Energy Corp. URZ, +3.64% URZ, +4.48% said Handwerger, who owns shares in Ur-Energy, Uranerz and Fission.


Among Lundin’s recommendations is Uranium Energy Corp. UEC, -1.61% a small-scale producer which he says can rapidly ramp up production in response to higher uranium prices.

The 35% price gain since last June has been “slow and steady,” and the market is likely to see more of the same over the next year or so, said Lundin. After that, “the pace of gains could accelerate as market forces finally come to bear.”

Uranium Prices - Daily U3O8 Spot Price Indicator
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TradeTech began publishing a Daily U3O8 Spot Price Indicator on March 1, 2011, which reflects data from completed and pending transactions in the uranium spot market.

The uranium spot market has witnessed more vigorous trading activity over the past two years, with a wider range of buyers and sellers, which has led to greater price volatility. In fact, the increase in the spot price in 2010, which climbed above US$60 per pound of uranium oxide (U3O8) for the first time in over two years, was also supported by record spot market activity. Total spot uranium sales volume in 2010 reached 42.8 million pounds U3O8 -- the highest level since 1990.

In addition, a global nuclear power renaissance has been gaining momentum over the past several years and has led to increased uranium spot market activity on an international level. Many nations, particularly in Asia, are engaged in nuclear power expansion programs with upgrades at existing nuclear plants and plans to build new reactors, while others are preparing to launch new nuclear power programs. China’s ambitious nuclear power expansion plan has attracted renewed interest from the financial and investor sectors and helped propel spot price movement in 2010.

Similar to TradeTech’s Weekly U3O8 Spot Price Indicator and monthly NUEXCO Exchange Value®, the Daily U3O8 Spot Price Indicator reflects the company’s judgment of the price at which spot and near-term transactions for significant quantities of natural uranium concentrates could be concluded as of the close of business each day.
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Media - Uranium Industry Headlines
 http://www.uranium.info/uranium_industry_headlines.php
Below are news items that appeared in the Nuclear Market Review.

April 17, 2015
Cameco Signs Uranium Contract with India Australia to Advance Uranium Deal with India
Ur-Energy Records Higher Q1 Production & Sales EIA Forecasts Marginal Decline in US Nuclear Generation
Metropolis Conversion Facility Resumes UF6 Production Kansai Electric Appeals Court Decision to Stop Takahama Units
Kagoshima District Court to Rule on Sendai Unit 1 & 2 Restarts China to Build First Indigenous Reactor
European Uranium Files for New License Over Kuriskova Deposit Area Turkey Breaks Ground for First Nuclear Power Plant

Cameco Signs Uranium Contract with India

A breakthrough agreement between Canada and India this week paves the way for a supply of Canadian uranium to fuel the South Asian nation’s growing nuclear power program. On April 15, Cameco Inc. signed a supply agreement with India’s Department of Atomic Energy to provide 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate under a long-term contract through 2020. The contract is Cameco Inc.’s first with India, a growing market for nuclear fuel, as the nation plans to expand its power program to 45,000 MWe of nuclear capacity by 2032. Today, India operates 21 reactors that provide 6,000 MWe of nuclear capacity meeting about three percent of the country’s electricity needs. Another six reactors with a total capacity of 4,300 MWe are under construction and scheduled to come online by 2017. Export of Canadian uranium to India for the generation of electricity is authorized by the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, which came into force in September 2013. “We expect [this agreement] will lead to growing trade in nuclear products and services between our nations for the generation of clean nuclear electricity,” said Cameco President and CEO Tim Gitzel. [top]

Australia to Advance Uranium Deal with India

Despite opposition from anti-nuclear groups, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is confident a framework to facilitate commercial negotiations for supply of uranium to India will be in place by the end of this year. India and Australia signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement in September 2014, however, negotiations continue over administrative details to allow uranium sales for India’s nuclear power program. Officials from both countries are scheduled to meet again next week to conclude the agreement, which will then need to be ratified by the Australian Parliament. Uranium has the potential to be the next billion-dollar export industry in Australia, with an earning potential of up to A$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) per year. Despite holding  32 percent of the world’s uranium resources, the country only accounted for 11 percent of global production, according to the Minerals Council of Australia. The country produced 5,710 tU3O8 (12.6 million pounds U3O8) during the 2013-2014 year, which generated earnings of $622 million (US$473 million). [top]

Ur-Energy Records Higher Q1 Production & Sales

US producer Ur-Energy has reported sales of 146,000 pounds U3O8, sold at an average price of US$50.55 per pound during its first quarter ended March 31, which generated sales revenue of $7.4 million. The first quarter marks the sixth consecutive quarter in which Lost Creek In-situ Recovery Project in Wyoming made sales to meet contractual commitments. Although production rates at Lost Creek were slowed slightly during the latter part of the quarter while maintenance was conducted on several process circuits, captured pounds increased 29 percent over the previous quarter. Production flow increased 47 percent quarter-over-quarter by sourcing from nine header houses in the first mine unit. For the first quarter, 192,280 pounds U3O8 were captured within the Lost Creek plant, with 177,057 pounds U3O8 packaged in drums and 171,505 pounds U3O8 of drummed inventory shipped out of the Lost Creek processing plant, according to an April 13 statement. [top]

EIA Forecasts Marginal Decline in US Nuclear Generation

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has projected that rising long-term natural gas prices, as well as the high capital costs of new coal and nuclear capacity, favor increased use of renewable generation in the USA through 2040. In its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO 2015) released on April 14, the EIA has forecasted a decline (up to 4%) in the nuclear share of US electricity generation by 2040. The AEO 2015 Reference case estimates that natural gas-fired generation remains below 2012 levels until after 2025, while generation from existing coal-fired plants and new nuclear and renewable plants increases. In the longer term, however, natural gas fuels more than 60 percent of the new generation needed from 2025 through 2040, and growth in generation from renewable energy supplies most of the remainder. Generation from coal and nuclear energy remains fairly flat, as high utilization rates at existing units and high capital costs and long lead times for new units mitigate growth. Electricity generation from nuclear units across the EIA’s Reference, High, and Low cases reflects the impacts of planned and unplanned new builds and retirements. Nuclear provided 19 percent of total electricity generation in 2013, and in 2013-2040 the nuclear share of total generation declines in all cases. In the Reference case, nuclear generation falls to 16.5 percent (Figure 2). In addition, the EIA forecasts that nuclear power’s share of total US generation over the period will fall from 19 percent to 15 percent in its High Oil and Gas Resource case and to 18 percent in its High Oil Price case, where higher natural gas prices lead to additional growth in nuclear capacity. [top]

Metropolis Conversion Facility Resumes UF6 Production

Uranium hexafluoride (UF6) production at the Honeywell Metropolis conversion facility in Illinois has resumed following an extended three-month maintenance shutdown. The extended shutdown optimized site resources and aligned UF6 production targets with reduced customer demand, as “the conversion market remains impacted by continued US Department of Energy uranium transfers and post-Fukushima effects,” ConverDyn said in an April 13 statement. Honeywell will invest US$17.5 million in capital and safety improvements at Metropolis in 2015—including a new liquid hydrogen storage facility, eliminating the use of anhydrous ammonia on site, according to ConverDyn, a general partnership between US firms General Atomics and Honeywell that markets material produced by the Metropolis plant. [top]

Kansai Electric Appeals Court Decision to Stop Takahama Units

Kansai Electric Power Co. has filed an appeal after reviewing a recent Fukui District Court decision that ordered a temporary injunction stopping the operation of Units 3 and 4 at the utility’s Takahama Nuclear Power Station. In February, Kansai Electric was granted a permit from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to change nuclear installations at the site, as it was determined that Units 3 and 4 (870 MWe PWRs) achieved new regulatory standards. However, the court ruled the new regulations are not adequate to ensure plant safety. Kansai Electric has also appealed a decision from the same Fukui District Court, which ruled in May 2014, in favor of a petition to halt operation of Ohi Units 3 and  4. Meanwhile, Takahama Unit 2 has been granted a 10-year operating life extension by the NRA. Unit 2 (780 MWe PWR) will reach 40 years of operation in November this year. The NRA approved a 10-year life extension for Takahama Unit 1 (780 MWe PWR) in November 2014. [top]

Kagoshima District Court to Rule on Sendai Unit 1 & 2 Restarts

The Kagoshima District Court is expected to rule on April 22, on whether to issue an injunction on the restart of Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai Units 1 and 2 (846 MWe PWRs), according to NHK News. This ruling is a scenario that could be similar to the Takahama court injunction ruling this week. In addition to safety measures related to potential earthquakes, the Sendai reactors are also subject to concerns about volcanic eruptions. [top]

China to Build First Indigenous Reactor

China has taken another step in its ambitious nuclear power program with approval of its first indigenous reactor. The State Council issued a statement this week that it had approved the first demonstration unit of China’s Hualong-1 reactor. “It’s not only an inevitable choice to diversify clean energy sources, but also helps raise global competitiveness of China’s equipment manufacturers,” the Council said. The reactor, jointly developed by Chinese state-controlled nuclear companies, is expected to be built at a planned nuclear project in the southern province of Fujian. The State Council provided no details on a construction start date or when the reactor would be ready for service. Once the Hualong-1 technology is proven successful, China hopes to export the reactor design to world markets. [top]

European Uranium Files for New License Over Kuriskova Deposit Area

TSX-V-listed European Uranium Resources (EUU) has filed for a new exploration license for the Kuriskova uranium deposit area in Slovakia, as its current 10-year license will expire on April 19. The Slovak Ministry of the Environment said on April 16, it would deny EUU’s application for a further extension. In addition, the Ministry concluded that the company’s intention to explore for rare earth elements in the license area qualifies as a new exploration project, not as work necessary for completing the exploration that has been ongoing. EUU and joint venture partner Forte Energy have been seeking to enhance the value of the Kuriskova project by evaluating the possibility of adding to the by-product credits of the Kuriskova uranium resource, including potential of rare earth element (REE) credits. The presence of rare earth minerals in the Kuriskova mineralization has been documented by earlier exploration, but quantities and grade of potential REE mineralization have not been estimated. To do so would require re-assay of select drill core and possibly additional drilling, EUU said on April 16. EUU’s Slovak operating entity has now applied for a new exploration license, including the area of the currently defined resource. It is expected that this license will be granted for an initial four-year period with the right for two additional extensions of four years and two years, for a total of 10 years. If approved, a new exploration license would allow work to continue on the Kuriskova project. EUU has invested more than €25 million (US$26.8 million) in Slovakia, including completion of a prefeasibility study on the Kuriskova deposit. The deposit holds Indicated resources of 28.5 million pounds U3O8 and an additional Inferred resource of 12.7 million pounds U3O8, according to the study. [top]

Turkey Breaks Ground for First Nuclear Power Plant

Turkey launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant on April 14, in an effort to achieve greater energy self sufficiency. The US$20 billion project to build the two-unit Akkuyu Nuclear Station in Mersin province on the Mediterranean coast will be overseen by Russia’s state nuclear entity Rosatom. Akkuyu is the first of three nuclear power plants that Turkey plans to build to reduce energy imports from Russia and Iran. A second plant is set to be built by a French-Japanese consortium in the Black Sea city of Sinop, while the location for a third plant remains undecided. [top]

Media - In the Market

TradeTech Trade Tech Nuclear Market Review Uranium Spot Term Price Indicator Publication Newsletter Conversion Enrichment SWU Value Per Pound U3O8 Transaction Fuel Power Energy http://www.uranium.info/in_the_market.php
Update for the public provided three days after publication.
Apr 17, 2015 - Canada’s prime minister announced a breakthrough deal Wednesday to supply uranium to India for electricity generation with the signing of a C$350 million (US$283 million) contract for the supply of 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate over the next five years, for use in a growing number of Indian nuclear power plants. The first deliveries will be made this year, with pricing based on the published market price at time of delivery. The uranium will be sourced from the northern Saskatchewan mines of Cameco Corp. Meanwhile, in Japan, progress in restarting reactors appears to have slowed this week, with a Japanese court citing safety concerns and ordering a halt to plans to restart two reactors. The Fukui district court’s injunction against the return to service of Takahama Units 3 and 4—the first against any nuclear plant in Japan—came as the government is poised to officially restore nuclear power. The plants’ operator, Kansai Electric, swiftly filed a protest asking the court to review details of the judgment. The utility also said it would continue striving to demonstrate and verify the safety of the reactors, so as to minimize the effects of the recent court decision on the procedure leading to their restart.  The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority said last week it was “very close” to finalizing its review of Sendai Units 1 and 2, which would be the first reactors to restart since the 2011 Fukushima accident. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is reportedly considering a mid-20 percent level of renewable sources in the mix, up from 11 percent in Fiscal Year 2014, as well as a contribution of at least 20 percent nuclear power. The spot uranium market remained quiet in the midst of these newsworthy developments with only three transactions totaling approximately 300,000 pounds U3O8 reported for the week. Buyers were utilities and intermediaries; intermediaries acted as the sellers.  Market activity has been relatively slow for the past two weeks in spite of decisions from utilities on term uranium evaluations. A few sellers did move into the market late last week, but after successfully placing material, they were less aggressive in pursuing opportunities. Buyers are showing little willingness to pay higher prices, bringing market activity to a standstill. Recent transactions were concluded at, or very near, today’s Weekly U3O8 Spot Price Indicator. TradeTech’s Weekly U3O8 Spot Price Indicator is $38.90 per pound U3O8, a drop of $0.10 from last week’s value and unchanged from the April 16 Daily U3O8 Spot Price Indicator.  read more

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  1. Investment Demand Stage
  1. Mania Stage
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In other words, as the stock market goes from QE sugar rush to the headache of a QE sugar crash, good value will be hard to find in stocks.
In fact, the New York Times recently reported, "Returns [from stocks] in the coming years will be modest at best."
MarketWatch put it bluntly: "Here’s some advice: Rather than trying to be a stock-picking genius, before a bear market shreds your portfolio, think about getting out of the market even if you’re early."
Market maven Robert Shiller has gone as far as saying "the investing golden age may be over" and that "people may need to move away from the thought that the economy will go back to how it was pre-crisis."
With stocks at their peaks and interest rates at extreme lows or even negative, you’ll need to protect your savings from inflation...
And as more and more people realize this, investors will flock back to gold, sending the price even higher.
So it should come as no surprise that we’re not the only ones banking on the future rise of gold.
George Soros, the man who broke the bank of England, recently increased his stake in the SPDR Gold Trust by 49%.
You see, Soros is worried about rising inflation due to the monetary policies of the world’s central banks.
And he isn’t the only one...
Take John Paulson, who got rich shorting the subprime mortgage crisis, for example. He’s got a $1.3 billion stake in the SPDR Gold Trust.
Or Carlos Slim, a Mexican business magnate and the second-wealthiest man in the world. He recently purchased three-quarters of a billion dollars in gold and silver mines.
And with today's emerging demand for physical gold and the introduction of gold ETFs — and similar products — investment demand is moving full-steam-ahead, growing both in terms of tonnage and dollar demand.
Again, the first and second stages of a gold bull market generally return considerable gains. In fact, gold prices in this phase could rapidly increase by as much as 306%.
Of course, with the investment tool I'm about to show you, that modest 306% return could stuff your pockets with more than 600% gains!
But truth be told, it's the third and final stage of a gold bull market that can turn everyday investors into instant millionaires.

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Everyone knows there's no rush like a gold rush. And a speculative mania can kindle an inferno of popular greed that rivals that of the Conquistadors' legendary lust for gold.
During the third stage of a bull market, mania buying finally turns gold's parabolic upswing into a blistering price spike.
And this time, it's going to happen across the entire globe...
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  • The World Gold Council recently reported an all-time quarterly record ($32 billion) for gold as investors seek refuge from global financial meltdown. That's an astounding 45% increase from the previous record.
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After all, the U.S. dollar — despite its recent strength — is backed by a government that's $18 trillion in debt.
In a world where the only real currency options are the dollar and euro, the dollar wins.
But look what happened recently when investors were given another choice — the Swiss franc.
As soon as the Swiss national bank decoupled its currency from the euro earlier this year, the franc soared by 10% against the dollar in a few days.
When you give investors a sound choice beyond the dollar and euro, the dollar loses.
The U.S government is now racking up debt at a rate of $1 trillion per year.

5 U.S. Debt Lies to Stoke Gold Investment
The demise of the U.S. dollar is a "when," not an "if."
In fact, we're already uncovering tons of evidence to prove it's already started.
And it could launch the gold mania buying stage to previously unthinkable levels...
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After all, every 1% increase represents a 2% gain that could be in your pocket!
And there are five lies most people believe about America's massive debt that could send gold soaring sooner rather than later...
Lie #1: It's Under Control
It is far from under control. In fact, the last time the U.S. debt decreased from year to year was 1957. My parents weren't even born then. Eisenhower was president.
The U.S. government is addicted to debt.
Lie #2: We Owe It to Ourselves.
I love this one.
While it's true that two Social Security trust funds own $2.72 trillion (just 15%) of U.S. debt, people who say that debt doesn't matter because we owe it to ourselves have a screw loose.
That debt is owed to future beneficiaries of Social Security. That is, every single U.S. citizen alive.
How is it better if the government defaults on its citizens rather than a bank?
Lie #3: We Can Selectively Default
What folks who say this mean is that we can just not pay China the $2 trillion we owe them. Or we can just default on the Federal Reserve's $2.46 trillion portion of the debt.
Go ahead and try it.
See how much credibility that lends the dollar and how high it sends gold the next day.
A currency crisis would ensue with either option.
Lie #4: Only Net Debt Matters
This one is truly bone-headed. The thinking goes: If I have $100 in debt and $100 in my pocket, my net debt is ZERO.
The problem with this is that the debt is $18 trillion and the Treasury Department has $71.9 billion.
So we'd still have $17.92 trillion in debt!
Lie #5: They Can Just Raise Taxes
Nope. The U.S. government already spends 90% of its tax revenue on mandatory entitlement programs and interest on the debt.
You think they could ever raise taxes high enough — without a rebellion — to actually pay down some principle?
Hardly.
It reminds me of the Churchill quote that says, "A nation trying to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket trying to lift himself up by the handle."
The debt problem — and therefore the dollar's problems — cannot be fixed.
But you can reduce your exposure to what happens next and even come out ahead in the process.
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By Brittany Stepniak | Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
*Editor's Note: I ran the original version of this article in early 2014. I have edited it to reflect current events, with the same thematic issues still ringing true (albeit, more loudly this time around) today. 
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If the Federal Reserve doesn't single-handedly murder the U.S. dollar, China will. And it's going to do it with the dollar's antithesis. It's going to do it with gold...
I'll get to that in a minute, but first let me re-cap what's happening in the international economy.
Global Liquidity Squeeze 
In case you haven't noticed, the global economy is on the brink. A worldwide credit crunch is unfolding as we struggle to find superficial ways to crawl out of this black hole of debt we've created. Most nations are doing so in vain.
But there's one economy that seems to keep finding innovative ways to circumvent disastrous economic situations.
Over the past six months, China's stock market has exploded even as the overall Chinese economy has started to slow down. Investors have been using “umbrella trusts” to finance a lot of these stock purchases. These trusts have given them the ability to have much more leverage than normal brokerage financing would allow. This works great as long as stocks go up. Once they start going down, the losses can be "absolutely staggering."
Authorities in China are doing their part to keep the bubble at bay. Bloomberg reports: 
China’s trusts boosted their investments in equities by 28 percent to 552 billion yuan ($89.1 billion) in the fourth quarter. The higher leverage allowed by the products exposes individuals to larger losses in the event of stock-market drops, which can be exaggerated as investors scramble to repay debt during a selloff.
In umbrella trusts, private investors take up the junior tranche, while cash from trusts and banks’ wealth-management products form the senior tranches. The latter receive fixed returns while the former take the rest, so private investors are effectively borrowing from trusts and banks.
Margin debt on the Shanghai Stock Exchange climbed to a record 1.16 trillion yuan on Thursday. In a margin trade, investors use their own money for just a portion of their stock purchase, borrowing the rest. The loans are backed by the investors’ equity holdings, meaning that they may be compelled to sell when prices fall to repay their debt.
Because the credit boom in China has been one of the leading causes for global growth over the past few years, some economists fear that this unfolding credit crunch will be hugely detrimental as the ripples from China's pangs are felt all over the world. 
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And yes, debt has nearly quadrupled in China since 2007. But want to know what else has quadrupled in China in even less time? Its GOLD RESERVES
Despite gold's lackluster results in 2014, Chinese demand never waned. In fact, demand for gold bars, coins, and jewelry skyrocketed to historic levels.
China was stocking up on gold, unfazed and probably ecstatic about the price dips, while America was busy getting caught up in its own stock market bull run.
That's exactly how China wanted it. China's quiet gold hoarding allowed it to bolster its bid to have the yuan included in the basket of currencies that make up the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), according to an article by Bloomberg.

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China imported a record $70 billion of gold without sending the price of gold soaring. China finally surpassed India as the world's largest importer of physical gold.
As rumors of a global currency war heat up, China undoubtedly has the upper hand here. And it's making sure to put its money where its mouth is...
Not only is it stealthily hoarding an insane amount of gold, but it's successfully establishing a rival to the IMF and World Bank — the AIIB — which will be hugely advantageous to its own currency (the yuan) vs. the dollar.
James Rickards, author of Currency Wars, recently interviewed with Epoch Times regarding gold and how China's using the yellow metal to advance its own currency situation and the IMF to overthrow the U.S. dollar in the process.
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In the interview, Mr. Rickards said he had recently met with the head of precious metals operations at the largest gold refinery in the world. And when Rickards met that man, he was very tired... he'd been racing the clock to satisfy gold demand all year long — working 24 hours a day to produce gold.
The fruits of his triple shifts are about 20 tons a week. Half of that — roughly 500 tons a year — goes directly to China. Factor in the gold China's receiving from other refineries, and we're talking about a sizable golden fortune.
Additionally, 2014 saw the largest jump in jewelry demand since 2005. From bars to bands, gold is perhaps the most prized possession. Ladies and gentlemen, gold hasn't been this hot since its historic rally of 2011...
Who Cares about the Yuan?
Although I haven't been keeping an acute eye on the yuan or renminbi, I know that bloggers have been obsessed with it lately, wondering if it will rise or fall in light of the AIIB and a transition in currency manipulation. It's interesting, for sure, but it's impossible to answer definitively here.
What is pretty definite is that China's going to be A-OK in the long run because it's stocking up on precious metals (a.k.a. the only currency that'll ever win a true currency war).
In the midst of a looming correction in the world's second-largest economy, China's doing what anyone in their right mind would do: stockpiling gold (and tons of real estate).
But China's not just taking whatever cheap gold it can get its hands on. No, it's upped its standards and given the London gold market the boot. Instead of the previous 99% pure gold 400-ounce bar, the new standard demands a 99.99% pure kilogram bar.
This seems insignificant, but it's smart. It ensures more consumers get what they want (better quality, less weight), and it's better for smuggling since the 400-ounce bars weigh about 10 kilos (25 pounds) while the new bars are just one kilogram (2.2 pounds)... not to mention they're as pure as they come.
A consequence of this seemingly subtle change is that the Shanghai Gold Exchange is on its way to taking center-stage on the world's gold trading market, replacing London.
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To be blunt, yes. It is past the speculating phase. Indeed, it is actively expecting today's crumbling fiat currency system to come crashing down.
And it won't take it lying down... that's why it's proactively preparing for the Fourth Turning — a complete reformation of our international monetary system. And it is all too keenly aware that it will be those with the most gold who will yield the most power when that day comes.
In the meantime, the U.S. will likely keep using inflated fiat currency to pay its Chinese debt in cheaper dollars. When we inflate, gold goes up. That's why China bought so much last year when gold suffered major losses — to help hedge all the cheap money we'll be paying it with, and make up for it in its gold reserves.
In hopes of sidestepping that whole process and avoiding all our worthless cash piles, China's up to something else very interesting...
Mr. Rickards explains:
What China wants is the SDR [Special Drawing Right, a type of money for governments], because it's not the dollar. It's issued by the IMF [International Monetary Fund], and China is simultaneously lobbying for more votes in the IMF.
China is trying to use its willingness to lend money to the IMF to purchase SDR notes from the IMF to give the IMF money to bail out Europe. It's trying to use that as a lever to get more votes. If it has more votes, it would be comfortable using the SDR as a reserve currency, because its use would be regulated by the membership and that would make China the second largest member after the United States.
The United States is opposing it, but Christine Lagarde [Head of the IMF], is pushing very hard to increase the Chinese role. It's a complicated global game.
If you said to me, does China want to get rid of the dollar as the global reserve currency, the answer is yes. But most people think it's that they want the yuan. They don't. It's the SDR.
So don't buy into the herd mentality that China's yuan will soon be the new global reserve currency. China's smarter than that. And we should be too.
It wasn't ever planning on using the yuan to leverage power; it's planning on using all that gold...
Farewell for now,
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Brittany Stepniak is the Project Manager and Editor for the Outsider Club. Her “big picture” insights have helped guide thousands of investors towards achieving and maintaining personal and financial liberties while pursuing their individual dreams in lieu of all the modern-day chaos. For more on Brittany, take a look at her editor's page.
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    ANGKA RITUAL; KUDA LARI 2D/3D/4D/



    ANGKA RITUAL; SINGAPUR 2D/3D/4D/



    ANGKA RITUAL; TAIWAN,THAILAND



    ANGKA RITUAL: SIDNEY 2D/3D/4D/



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  2. KAMI SEKELUARGA TAK LUPA MENGUCAPKAN PUJI SYUKUR KEPADA ALLAH S,W,T
    dan terima kasih banyak kepada AKI atas nomor togel.nya yang AKI
    berikan 4 angka [3398] alhamdulillah ternyata itu benar2 tembus AKI.
    dan alhamdulillah sekarang saya bisa melunasi semua utan2 saya yang
    ada sama tetangga.dan juga BANK BRI dan bukan hanya itu AKI. insya
    allah saya akan coba untuk membuka usaha sendiri demi mencukupi
    kebutuhan keluarga saya sehari-hari itu semua berkat bantuan AKI..
    sekali lagi makasih banyak ya AKI… bagi saudara yang suka main togel
    yang ingin merubah nasib seperti saya silahkan hubungi KI JAYA WARSITO,,di no (((085-342-064-735)))
    insya allah anda bisa seperti saya…menang togel 730 JUTA , wassalam.


    dijamin 100% jebol saya sudah buktikan...sendiri....







    Apakah anda termasuk dalam kategori di bawah ini !!!!


    1"Dikejar-kejar hutang

    2"Selaluh kalah dalam bermain togel

    3"Barang berharga anda udah habis terjual Buat judi togel


    4"Anda udah kemana-mana tapi tidak menghasilkan solusi yg tepat


    5"Udah banyak Dukun togel yang kamu tempati minta angka jitunya
    tapi tidak ada satupun yang berhasil..







    Solusi yang tepat jangan anda putus asah... KI JAYA WARSITO akan membantu
    anda semua dengan Angka ritual/GHOIB:
    butuh angka togel 2D ,3D, 4D SGP / HKG / MALAYSIA / TOTO MAGNUM / dijamin
    100% jebol
    Apabila ada waktu
    silahkan Hub: KI JAYA WARSITO DI NO: [[[085-342-064-735]]]


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    ANGKA RITUAL: HONGKONG 2D/3D/4D/



    ANGKA RITUAL; KUDA LARI 2D/3D/4D/



    ANGKA RITUAL; SINGAPUR 2D/3D/4D/



    ANGKA RITUAL; TAIWAN,THAILAND



    ANGKA RITUAL: SIDNEY 2D/3D/4D/



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