Gold Trade Note Sighted

Gold Trade Note Sighted by Jim Willie

The Gold Trade Note is gradually coming into view, its form within structured contracts is taking shape as components. the Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Petro-Yuan is essentially here in its infancy, in rudimentary form. the leap to the Gold Trade Note will be easy, once the pieces are aligned and in place. This new note for usage in secure trade settlement is in the inception process. It will be structured within existing trading vehicles and platforms. The Russians and Chinese appear to be forming the basis for the payment vehicle within the oil trade. Consider it as a formal reflection of the Iran-India gold for oil trade.

Bilateral Oil for RMB Sale + Shanghai Gold Exchange = Gold Trade Note

This triangle is precisely what China and Russia are doing now. Russian oil & gas is being sold for Chinese Yuan, and then Yuan is traded for Gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. The trade is not complex at all. Oil for RMB for Gold, creating a transaction payment in gold terms. The part unclear is posted margin to confirm and seal the transaction. The immediate implication is that the Chinese RMB will have a quasi-gold link. The original model used might have been the Iranian oil sales to India, with payment completed using Turkish gold. Such gold for oil trade appears to have been commonly executed from 2006 to 2010, and likely beyond that date. The Jackass has been expecting that the Gold Trade Note would be structured in a clever way, using swap contracts in major global commerce. It might be taking form in the triangle cited as the working template. Oil is the biggest commercial trade item. Soon comes the RMB-based contract for crude oil, traded in Shanghai. It will surely cause big waves, a major disruptive event.


The Petro-Dollar system has stood for 45 years. It has decayed into tatters. Its derivative foundation is being liquidated, a long painstaking process. A new disruptive model was forged in 2014 when Iran sold India oil, which was paid in gold, but delivered from Turkey. Gradually emerging is the Gold Trade Note, first in oil payment then later in general payments in shipped goods. It is evolving within the Chinese market from Russian energy sales, all conducted outside the USDollar sphere.


Examine the many components for the demise of the Petro-Dollar, the fading importance of the USTreasury Bond, the chronically supressed Gold market, and the emerging structure of the oil trade among the Eastern superpowers. Grant Williams lays it out in wonderful style in a recent Zero Hedge article, truly great work. See Zero Hedge (HERE). Take it one step further. The Russians as primary oil producers have the ability to sell oil in RMB terms, accept the Chinese currency and purchase gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Soon the Chinese can better organize their oil purchases from other nations. The vendors can turn around and do the same, convert the RMB into gold in Shanghai. The Petro-Dollar has been effectively replaced with the mechanisms of a Petro-Yuan erected on the Gold table. The Chinese are putting in place a link between oil and gold, once again like before the Bretton Woods Gold Standard was violated by Nixon in 1971. The Gold Standard is emerging, with respect to the oil market.

The next step to standardize the entire global commerce with gold payments can be fashioned in much the same way. The Gold Trade Note is coming into view, carved and sculpted by Chinese hands within the transacting of Russian oil. In time, ships bearing containers and dry goods will be paid in gold terms. It might be done with the RMB in intermediary function, but the conversion to gold will be everpresent soon. The USTreasury Bond in its entirety is being deeply contaminated by the QE hyper monetary inflation programs that have damaged the USD integrity for six years running. The Gold Trade Note will serve as the all-in-one contract, the efficient omnibus contract which will gain global acceptance.

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