As of 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York housed $200 billion worth of the precious metal, according to ABC News reporter Scott Mayerowitz. In his report, Mayerowitz stated there were roughly 540,000 gold bars in the vault…
More than can be found in Fort Knox.
In fact, this particular vault contains almost 25% of the world’s gold reserves.
Of that amount, very little actually belongs to the United States. The 540,000 gold bars in the vault belong to 48 foreign central banks, as well as 12 international organizations.
Only 5% of the United States’ gold is stored there. Continue reading
Deutsche Bundesbank has just released a progress report on its gold bar repatriation programme for 2015 – “Frankfurt becomes Bundesbank’s largest gold storage location“.
As a reminder, the Bundesbank is engaged in an unusual multi-year repatriation programme to transport 300 tonnes of gold back to Frankfurt from the vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), and simultaneously to bring back 374 tonnes of gold back to Frankfurt from the vaults of the Banque de France in Paris. This programme began in 2013 and is scheduled to complete by 2020. I use the word ‘unusual’ because the Bundesbank could technically transport all 674 tonnes of this gold back to Frankfurt in a few weeks or less if it really wanted to, so there are undoubtedly some unpublished limitations as to why the German central bank has not yet done so. Continue reading
Repatriation of foreign gold reserves from the Federal Reserve would undermine the geopolitical role of the US economy in the world.
The largest gold reserve stored by the Fed belongs to Germany, at 674 tons. On the whole, the country holds nearly 3,500 tons of gold. However, both sides were content with the situation: the US received money for storage, and Germany knew its reserves were finely protected. Continue reading
Much like Lybia’s after Ghadaffi was overthrown and killed… gone. If one had to guess, it’s sitting either in an American or European vault. The New York Federal Reserve, or Bundesbank — take your pick. Please see the source link for additional informative charts.
Back in March, at a time when the IMF reported that Ukraine’s official gold holdings as of the end of February, so just as the State Department-facilitated coup against former president Victor Yanukovich was concluding, amounted to 42.3 tonnes or 8% of reserves…
…and notably under the previous “hated” president, Ukraine gold’s reserves had constantly increased hitting a record high just before the presidential coup… Continue reading