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The EXIT $ign


In recent times, major institutions are running to the EXIT. The most famous of which was how The University of Texas Investment Management Company took delivery of almost $1 billion in gold bullion, and that’s because

“Central banks are printing more money than they ever have, so what’s the value of money in terms of purchases of goods and services,” Bass said today in a telephone interview. “I look at gold as just another currency that they can’t print any more of”.

Groups of nations are running to the EXIT. I highlighted one of the more significant runs in this post Another new writing on the wall - BRICS dump the USD.

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS group of fastest growing economies – Thursday signed an agreement to use their own currencies instead of the predominant US dollar in issuing credit or grants to each other.

Yesterday, it was reported that Mexico saw smoke coming from her northern neighbour and headed for the exit, big time! Considering how many other nations (China, Russia, Thailand, Belarus, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Jordan, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Greece, Pakistan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Mauritius and Malta) have been running towards the exit since 2009, Mexico’s Central Bank wasted no time to catch up, as illustrated by this very pretty chart.

MEXICO CITY, May 4 (Reuters) - Mexico massively ramped up its gold reserves in the first quarter of this year, buying over $4 billion of bullion as emerging economies move away from the ailing U.S. dollar, which has dipped to 2-1/2-year lows.

The third biggest one-off purchase of gold by any country over the past decade took Mexico’s reserves to 100.15 tonnes - or 3.22 million ounces - by the end of March from just 6.84 tonnes at the end of January, according to the International Monetary Fund and Mexico’s central bank.

…… Credit Suisse precious metals analyst Tom Kendall said it was worthy of note that Mexico, whose economy is very closely tied to the United States, had taken this step.

“The size (of the purchase) is certainly pretty chunky to have been accomplished in that space of time. So it certainly gives another sizable layer of support to gold’s position in the international reserves system,” he added.

George Milling-Stanley, managing director of government affairs at the World Gold Council industry group, said Mexico was following a recent trend among central banks to restore a “prior balance between gold and currency reserves.”

“This is further supported by the fact that the May IMF numbers show continued buying by Russia and Thailand of 18.8 tonnes and 9.3 tonnes respectively,” he added.

Mexico’s reserves rank it 33rd among the top official holders of gold. The United States is the largest official holder of gold, with 8,133 tonnes, which account for 73.8 percent of its total international reserves.

China is the sixth largest holder of gold, with 1,054.1 tonnes, or just 1.6 percent of total reserves, while eighth-ranked Russia now has some 811 tonnes of gold, up from 788.78 in January, according to the IMF data.

Silver, which hit a record price earlier this year, may also have been on Mexico’s buying list, said Martin at HSBC.

Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on a visit to St. Petersburg on Tuesday.ALEXEY DRUZHININ / AFP

Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

Going back to November last year, recall how China Daily reported that

“China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.”

Well, just as Mexico was reported playing catching up yesterday, Japan and South Korea did not want to be left behind in the multi-lateral Dump USD game either. WSJ reported:

May 3, HANOI—Finance ministers from China, Japan and South Korea said in a joint statement Wednesday they have agreed to start studying the use of their own currencies in trade settlement, the latest sign of Asian efforts to reduce dependence on the U.S. dollar.

The ministers from the three big Asian economies also said they are “mindful of” challenges such as growing inflationary pressures in Asia, rising global commodity prices and increasingly volatile capital flows into the region.

Blocks of Nations, individual nations, institutions, and individuals are all heading to the EXIT sign or have already exited the world reserve [paper] currency. They are doing so because the writing is already on the wall. The “Waterfall Decline” event that James Turk, founder of GoldMoney predicts seems to be approaching fast. They exit because they’ve lost confidence in the once almighty USD.

But, if the exit is into monetary metals gold and silver, why are we witnessing the sudden “Waterfall Decline” in the monetary metals instead of the USD? The only sane way to look at this insane price action is to understand that they are Political Metals whose prices are being manipulated by political powers through their Gold and Banking Cartels. The best way to exit your paper currency is to hold gold and silver, not invest in them. View them as owning another currency rather than buying them as an investment.

Gold & Silver take down since May 1

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