by Tekoa Da Silva
Bull Market Thinking
Bill Gross, founder of Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund with over $1.92 trillion under management, penned a new piece entitled, “Money for Nothin’ Writing Checks for Free.” In his editorial, he called attention to the near $10 trillion explosion in global central bank money issuance since 2006, and the impending doom historically associated with a “money for nothing” monetary policy.
His conclusion: The whole charade will soon hit a brick wall.
Of particular interest were his comments on gold, commodities, and the “Fort Knox Fairy Tale“…ie. Fed gold certificate claims on Fort Knox bullion holdings which may or may not actually exist.
Says Gross, “Supposedly they [the US Fed] own a few billion dollars of “gold certificates” that represent a fairy-tale claim on Ft. Knox’s secret stash, but there’s essentially nothing there but trust…$54 trillion of credit in the U.S. financial system based upon trusting a central bank with nothing in the vault to back it up. Amazing!”