Sep 062017
 
By Paul Ebeling on September 6, 2017 China Begins Resetting The World’s Reserve Currency System $GLD, $OIL, $CNY It is a strategic move swapping Crude Oil for Gold, rather than for US Treasuries, which can be printed at will. A report released by the Nikkei Asian Review indicates that China is prepared to release a RMB Yuan denominated Crude Oil futures contract that is convertible, aka backed by physical Gold. The contract will enable China’s largest Crude Oil suppliers to settle Crude Oil sales in RMB Yuan, rather than in USDs, and then convert the RMB Yuan into Gold on exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai. This is a significant step in removing the global reserve currency status of USD, and resetting the global economic and geopolitical “landscape.” Over the past several years, China has quietly established RMB Yuan-based currency exchange facilities, which has set up the ability to implement this new non-USD trade settlement financial instrument. According to the Brookings Institute, 34 Central Banks around the world have signed bi-lateral local currency swap agreements with the PBOC (Peoples Bank of China) as of the end of September 2016, including the major Crude Oil-producing countries. With this new contract, China’s largest Crude Oil suppliers will now be able to transact directly with China, and other Crude Oil importing countries, using RMB Yuan which are directly convertible into Gold to settle the trade. This is a mechanism which is likely to appeal to Crude Oil producers that prefer to avoid using USDs, and are not ready to accept that being paid in RMB Yuan for Crude Oil sales to China is a good idea yet. Since Y 1973, OPEC Crude Oil has been quoted and traded using USDs, otherwise known as “Petrodollars.” The “recycling” of petrodollars into US Treasuries has been the life-blood of the US economic and political system. In addition to reducing a major source of funding for the US Government’s enormous deficit spending, the introduction of a Gold-backed RMB Yuan Crude Oil futures contract is an important step toward removing the USD as the world’s reserve currency. More significantly it re-introduces Gold into the global monetary system. As the new Gold-backed “Petroyuan” will allow Crude Oil producers to sell Crude Oil for Gold rather than US Treasuries. Furthermore, it reduces the ability of the US Government to impose its will on the rest of the world. And is a strategic step toward not only ridding the (more…)
Dec 312014
 
On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970’s, when Henry Kissenger forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of Saud to sell oil using only U.S. dollars, China announced its intention to bypass the dollar for global oil customers and began selling the commodity using their own currency. Lindsey Williams: “The most significant day in the history of the American dollar, since its inception, happened on Thursday, Sept. 6. On that day, something took place that is going to affect your life, your family, your dinner table more than you can possibly imagine.” “On Thursday, Sept. 6… just a few days ago, China made the official announcement. China said on that day, our banking system is ready, all of our communication systems are ready, all of the transfer systems are ready, and as of that day, Thursday, Sept. 6, any nation in the world that wishes from this point on, to buy, sell, or trade crude oil, can do using the Chinese currency, not the American dollar. – Interview with Natty Bumpo on the Just Measures Radio network, Sept. 11 This announcement by China is one of the most significant sea changes in the global economic and monetary systems, but was barely reported on due to its announcement taking place during the Democratic convention last week. The ramifications of this new action are vast, and could very well be the catalyst that brings down the dollar as the global reserve currency, and change the entire landscape of how the world purchases energy. Ironically, since Sept. 6, the U.S. dollar has fallen from 81.467 on the index to today’s price of 79.73. While analysts will focus on actions taking place in the Eurozone, and expected easing signals from the Federal Reserve on Thursday regarding the fall of the dollar, it is not coincidence that the dollar began to lose strength on the very day of China’s announcement. Since China is not a natural oil producing nation, the question most people will ask is how will the Asian economic power get enough oil to affect dollar hegemony? That question was also answered by Lindsey Williams when he pointed out a new trade agreement that was signed (more…)
Dec 162014
 
12/16/2014 BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Oil prices fell again to the lowest level since May 2009 after comments seen as discouraging officials Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC ). The price of a barrel of crude lost the reference light “Sweet Light Krod” January delivery to $ 1.90 in the New York market (Nymex) to reach US $ 55.91, the lowest price since the beginning of May 2009 . The analyst said Carl Larry, “There is a lot of speculation that carried the market to bottom,” he said. “Today concern is focused mainly on OPEC refused to express an intention to take any action to reduce its production . “ The OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri defended at a conference in Dubai Sunday this strategy, saying that the gap between supply and demand does not explain the drop in prices at a time when OPEC kept it on its output ceiling unchanged at 30 million barrels per day during the last meeting in November / November . Analysts said the “Commerzbank” “hardly believe that OPEC wants to know to what extent they can go in the current situation . “ He went Emirati Oil Minister Suhail Al Mazroui further during the conference itself, according to experts said that OPEC can afford the price up to $ 40 a barrel . Said analyst Phil Flynn said, “OPEC continues to fortify their positions (..) Emirates says it is not necessary to hold an emergency meeting (..) and they do not hide their target is the American oil shale that,” in the hope that the fall in prices, “to the exclusion of some producers.” . http://almasalah.com/ar/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=43132 Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)
Oct 282014
 
GARTMAN: We’re Witnessing The End Of The Oil Era MYLES UDLAND OCT. 27, 2014, 6:14 PM Dennis Gartman has a new forecast for oil: a lot lower. In an appearance on CNBC’s Fast Money on Monday, Gartman, publisher of the Gartman Newsletter, said that crude oil prices will fall demonstrably from current levels. Earlier on Monday, it had been reported that Gartman saw crude oil going to $10 a barrel, but he backed a bit off that claim in his appearance on Monday, saying that maybe next time he ought to be a bit more circumspect when he talks to CNBC’s producers. But the central spirit of Gartman’s not quite $10 call was still intact, with Gartman saying simply that the era of oil is over. At one point, Gartman went so far as to compare crude oil to whale oil, which became obsolete following the advent of crude in the early 20th century. In discussing the “end of oil,” Gartman referenced news from Lockheed Martin earlier this month that the aerospace giant has made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion. And while Business Insider’s Jessica Orwig reported that some in the scientific community are skeptical of this breakthrough, Gartman sees the potential in this breakthrough as being something of a death knell for oil. Read The Rest of the Article HERE Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestReddit (more…)