China, Shanghai and Gold Manipulation – A BRICS Currency Strategy?
On July 28, 2023 By Awake-In-3D
A mesmerizing tale of gold, intrigue, and hidden agendas. Step into the heart of Shanghai’s gold market, where the People’s Bank of China and the BRICS Alliance meticulously weave a grand strategy to challenge the prevailing fiat dollar currency system.
As the enigmatic plot unfolds, witness the cunning manipulation of gold prices, the artful accumulation of reserves, and the creation of a powerful gold benchmark. In this captivating saga, discover the secret mission to revolutionize the global financial landscape with a gold-backed currency, leaving the world wondering if a new era of monetary dominance is about to dawn.
Prepare to be enchanted by the twists and turns of this spellbinding story—a story that could reshape the future of currencies and economies.
Once upon a time…
…in the heart of the bustling city of Shanghai, an enigmatic plot was unfolding behind the walls of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE). Little did the world know that within this complex web of gold trading, a grand strategy was being orchestrated by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the BRICS Alliance.
It all began with a deep appreciation for the timeless allure of gold—a precious metal coveted for its intrinsic value and potential to anchor a stable currency. China and the BRICS nations understood the power of gold and embarked on a secret mission to accumulate vast reserves.
Through the PBoC’s cunning interference in the SGE, the prices of gold on this exchange were artfully manipulated. Distortions between Shanghai and London gold prices created an illusion of robust domestic demand, projecting China’s economic strength to the world. But behind the scenes, China and its BRICS partners were seizing the opportunity to acquire more gold at favorable prices, steadily bolstering their reserves.
As the plan evolved, a carefully crafted benchmark emerged—the Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price (SHAU). This audacious move aimed to challenge the established LBMA Gold Price in London. China was setting the stage for a gold-backed currency, anchored to its vast reserves, ready to rival the dollar-dominated fiat system.
Though some saw the PBoC’s interference as an obstacle to internationalization, it was, in fact, a part of the master plan. The manipulation spurred China to resolve these issues, presenting a robust and transparent gold market, instilling confidence among international investors and central banks.
With each passing day, the BRICS nations were quietly amassing significant gold reserves, positioning themselves as formidable players in the global gold market. But this was not just about gold; it was a grand design to challenge the existing fiat dollar currency system.
Whispers of a secretive meeting among the BRICS leaders hinted at a game-changing move—an audacious leap into the future with a gold-backed currency. This currency, backed by the collective gold reserves of BRICS nations, would challenge the dominance of the fiat dollar system, altering the global financial landscape forever.
As the world speculated and leaders puzzled over the grand scheme, China and the BRICS Alliance remained shrouded in mystery, executing each step of their strategic plan with precision and finesse.
The fate of the global financial order hung in the balance. Could this alliance of nations truly challenge the might of the existing fiat currency system? Only time would reveal the outcome of this intriguing tale—a story of gold, power, and the pursuit of a new monetary world order.
The above story is obviously speculative on my part. While I took creative liberty in writing it in a Spy Drama, fictional style, the real world manipulation of the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has significant implications for the global gold market, particularly in the context of the Western Gold Exchange in London.
List of Terms used in the information that follows:
- PBoC – People’s Bank of China
- SGE – Shanghai Gold Exchange
- SGEI – Shanghai International Gold Exchange
China’s Gold Manipulation Discovered
China’s gold manipulation has come to light through astute observations and meticulous tracking of gold prices on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) and the Shanghai International Gold Exchange (SGEI). Analysts noticed significant price discrepancies between the SGE and London’s gold market, indicating interference in the form of restricted gold imports and exports by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC).
By studying historical data and examining the premiums and discounts on the SGE relative to the international benchmark, suspicions arose about the central bank’s role in influencing the gold market. Through these careful investigations, the PBoC’s efforts to manage capital flight and strengthen the Chinese economy through gold manipulation were revealed, unveiling a complex web of actions that could have far-reaching consequences in the global gold market.
As they studied the historical data, they noticed that the PBoC’s interference had become evident since 2014 when the SGEI was launched. The difference in premiums between the SGE and SGEI revealed the extent of the central bank’s actions.
Buy Low – Sell High
The PBoC has taken repeated actions that have affected the gold market significantly. They restricted gold imports into China, leading to higher gold premiums on the SGE compared to the international benchmark gold prices in London. This happened because limited gold supply within China caused the local gold prices to surge.
At times when China was importing more gold than it was exporting, the PBoC appeared to set a minimum premium of 0.5% on the SGE above the international benchmark. This move aimed to demonstrate strong Chinese demand for gold and possibly benefit importing banks financially.
But the central bank’s meddling didn’t stop there. They also prohibited gold exports from the Chinese domestic market. As a result, when the Chinese decided to sell gold, the prices on the SGE dropped drastically, creating a steep discount compared to London prices.
What it Means
The manipulation impacts physical gold movements between Shanghai and London. As one of the largest gold trading centers globally, London’s gold prices serve as a benchmark for the global gold market. The PBoC’s actions raise doubts about the credibility of benchmark prices, potentially fragmenting the gold market and challenging London’s status as a dominant player. As China and the BRICS Alliance position themselves with substantial gold reserves and a potential gold-backed currency, the London Gold Market faces the prospect of increased competition and a potential shift in the dynamics of the global gold market.
In respect to the facts above, I still wonder if there remains a more subtle agenda at play as the BRICS Alliance prepares to challenge US Dollar dominance and the Western Fiat Currency System.
Supporting Article: https://www.gainesvillecoins.com/blog/pboc-manipulates-sge-gold-price
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