Central Bank Gold Agreements

“At first, the SNB decided to use the BIS as a seller. Between May 2000 and March 2001, the BIS sold 220 tonnes on behalf of the National Bank. For the first 120 tonnes, the SNB paid a fixed commission to the BIS, while the performance risk existed at Snb. For the next 100 tonnes, the BIS agreed to pay the average price of fixing the AM and LONDON PM gold, plus a small fixed premium.¬†Ronan Manly is a precious metals analyst at BullionStar, whose blogs often cover current issues, including what`s happening in the London gold market and central bank gold activities. The fourth CBGA, which expires on 26 September 2019, was signed by the ECB, the Belgian National Bank/National Bank of Belgium, Deutsche Bundesbank, Eesti Pank, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Bank of Greece, the Bank of Spain, the Bank of France. Banca d`Italia, Central Bank of Cyprus, Latvijas Banka, Lietuvos bankas, Central Bank of Luxembourg, Central Bank of Malta, Nederlandsche Bank, National Bank of Austria, Banco de Portugal, Banka Slovenije, N`rodn√© banka Slovenska, Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank. if CBAGs are a gold pool mechanism to combat the physical shortage of gold lion in LBMA Bullion banks. During this period, the signatories of this agreement agreed that the total amount of their “goldleasings” and the total amount of their use of gold futures and options will not exceed the amounts in force on the date of the signing of the previous agreement. This agreement will be reviewed after five years. Between 2004 and September 2009, the ECB, France and Switzerland were the top three gold sellers, with additional gold sales from Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Portugal. During this second five-year period, an additional 1,900 tonnes of gold would have been transferred from these European central banks, which were advanced between 2004 and 2008.

This happened at a time when the price of gold in the U.S. dollar increased by 142%. This is not a good time to sell gold, you would not agree. Unless the gold was thrown away years ago. The agreement was updated three times and was eventually extended to 22 central banks, although the sales ceiling was abolished in 2014, three years after the last major gold sale by the pact. At present, gold has a universal status as the safest way to diversify the investments of a consumer holding company such as equities.