Debunking The Myth Of “Gold-Backed” Currencies

Many countries claim they have “gold-backed” currencies, in an effort to try to provide security and investor confidence. However, the reality is that none of the world’s fiat currencies is even remotely gold-backed and even less so the Chinese yuan.

In this short video, we explain what governments and central banks would need to do to try to achieve a respectable level of stability close to gold-backing.

  • Increase gold reserves at the central bank.
  • Reduce the increase of money supply so that it does not grow above real GDP.

About Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle (Madrid, 1967). PhD Economist and Fund Manager. Author of bestsellers "Life In The Financial Markets" and "The Energy World Is Flat" as well as "Escape From the Central Bank Trap". Daniel Lacalle (Madrid, 1967). PhD Economist and Fund Manager. Frequent collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Hedgeye, Epoch Times, Mises Institute, BBN Times, Wall Street Journal, El Español, A3 Media and 13TV. Holds the CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) and masters in Economic Investigation and IESE.

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