Posts Tagged ‘Gold Swap’

Notes From Underground: SAFE secrets no longer in the vault

July 7, 2010

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which administers the vast CHINESE foreign reserves, said it would not go theĀ “nuclear option” and dump U.S. treasuries in a one-off move to reallocate its holdings, but SAFE called upon Washington and other governments to pursue “responsible” policies. The SAFE official told the world that during the last four months they’ve been accumulating Japanese government bonds at a record rate, which has recently pushed the YEN to new highs. Also, the Chinese officials said they would not be purchasing GOLD as the market was too thin and volatile. Plus, whatever the Chinese purchased would not be enough to truly diversify their portfolio.