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This Is What Gold Does In A Currency Crisis, China Edition

Currencies / China Currency Yuan Jan 10, 2016 - 03:49 PM GMT

By: John_Rubino

Currencies

As China’s leaders figure out that pegging the yuan to the dollar while quintupling their debt in five years was a colossal mistake, they are, apparently, concluding that the only way out is a sudden, sharp currency devaluation. See Pressure on China central bank for bigger yuan depreciation.

Chinese citizens, meanwhile, are anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s market open while mentally repeating the same three lines:


Sure am glad I bought that gold last year.

Wish I’d bought more gold last year.

Wonder what I’ll have to pay for gold next week…

Here’s what that looks like in graphical form:

If China does spring a 15% devaluation on the already-wound-too-tight leveraged speculating community, the impact should be, well, amusing for sure, but otherwise a little hard to predict. About the only thing that can be said with near-certainty is that the above chart will have to be updated with much higher left and right axes.

By John Rubino

dollarcollapse.com

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