Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kitco interviews Jeff Christian, who reports that the Turkish central bank now allows its commercial banks to use gold as reserves for deposits, and about 7% of deposits in Turkish banks are backed by gold. Christian believes that other countries will imitate Turkey's move, which he describes as pure genius. Christian is a modest gold bear, predicting a $1540 bottom over the next two years. It seems to me that if banking systems begin to imitate Turkey, monetary demand for gold will be a bullish factor. Christian also predicts a move away from the dollar as banking systems embark on a multicurrency regime. Over the long run the dollar will slide. This is going to devastate Social Security and pension payments, leading to a meager old age for the baby boom generation.