We don’t know exactly what China’s plans may be, but it would not be surprising in the least if they’re preparing now to pounce at the next crisis, particularly a monetary one.
It happened with little fanfare, with virtually no reporting by the mainstream press. But this development signaled that one of the biggest gold-buying entities sees a growing need to own gold right now.
Gold and silver are experiencing an impressive rally at the moment. This is all good news for precious metal investors, who have been waiting a long time for this rally.
For centuries, East Indians have regarded gold as the primary source of wealth. All Indians own gold if they can afford to. They keep it as close as possible, sometimes in coin form, but often as jewellery, since “wearing wealth” means that it can be kept very close. They’re often especially reluctant to trust banks to hold their gold.