There was an interesting theory being discussed earlier this week that suggests that Americans are quietly doing runs on banks in which they are taking their dollars out of the system and storing them in physical gold. And that this phenomenon is becoming so prevalent that it may have been the primary reason for Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's emergency secret meeting with President Barack Obama back in April.
Since the beginning of the year, sales of gold bullion have been setting new records, and the price is up over 16% since January. And over the last 30 days alone, billionaire investors like George Soros and Stanley Druckenmiller, and several hedge other fund managers, have publicly stated they are getting out of stocks and taking a good percentage of their money to purchase gold.
I believe that Yellen went to the White House to inform Obama and team that the Fed is witnessing a quiet, steady bank run taking place in the U.S. The Fed is worried about the fact that the people are apparently starting to figure out how totally corrupt the monetary and financial systems have become, and are now taking action to financially protect themselves.
The Fed is seeing bank balances being exchanged for cash and metals. Trotting out Summers and Draghi to demonize cash ($100s and Euro 500s) backfired; savvy people said to themselves, “If the government, banker shills (e.g., Summers; Peter Sands (author of the Harvard “ban cash” paper; etc.) and bankers are saying “A,” the truth must be “Z,” and we better get some of our money out of the banks, before the bail-ins that have been legalized and formalized are actually implemented.”
The establishment desperately needs to go to a cashless system, in order to effect the bail-in agenda, gain full-spectrum control over financial assets, and implement the IMF-proposed wealth tax, among other gambits, but they need more time to implement this. They must get non-cash payment devices into the hands of every citizen before going live with the cashless regime, but they are not there yet. However, their progress to date has been prodigious. - Investment Research Dynamics