Credibility Of The U.S. Bullion Depositary And The Possible Price
Credibility Of The U.S. Bullion Depositary And The Possible Price Of Gold
In the classic 1964 movie Goldfinger, James Bond tries to prevent the main villain, Auric Goldfinger, from detonating a dirty nuclear bomb inside Fort Knox. While in Fort Knox, Bond says:
Well, if you explode it [the bomb] in Fort Knox, the… the entire gold supply of the United States would be radioactive for… fifty-seven years.
Goldfinger is only a work of fiction. Fort Knox wasn’t under the threat of a nuclear explosion (then again, who knows?). Nonetheless, it has been argued that it wouldn’t really make difference if the gold in the fort were radioactive – nobody has seen much of it since the 1950s. On December 4 and December 12, 2012 in our two-part story on gold and the U.S. dollar, we highlighted two possibilities: the dollar collapses, gold goes up like crazy or the dollar doesn’t collapse, gold still appreciates. In those commentaries, we analyzed the possibilities of gold appreciating and tied possible price levels with a number of factors, for instance with U.S. gold reserves as presented on the chart below.
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