China Moves From Paper To Gold

In a recent post titled From Paper To Things: A Global Awakening, I discussed the subtle trend taking place around the world of foreign governments no longer recycling their surplus back into US paper treasuries, but instead purchasing "things."  These "things" are commodity producing companies such as miners and resource producers or commodities themselves (such as gold).

Eric Sprott provided an excellent graph this week showing China's total US treasury holdings vs. their gold imports from Hong Kong.  This chart should be on the wall of every finance manager's office around the world.  Click for larger image:


  1. deceptive graph (as usual). Its spans a little over 1.5 year. China has 10% (or less) treasury holdings than in 2010. Convert the gold to tons...not ounces. Thanks for the disinformation.


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