It Becomes Less Surreal To Talk About Gold

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Last Friday I visited the Tate Gallery for Modern Art in London together with Jan Skoyles, the research director of The Real Asset Company. In the cafeteria of the Tate Gallery we’ve conducted an audio interview regarding finance, currencies and gold.

By Lars Schall

It Becomes Less Surreal To Talk About Gold

Jan Skoyles interviewed by Lars Schall in the Tate Gallery for Modern Art in London

Jan Skoyles was born 1987. She has a First Class Honors Degree in International Business and Economics  from Aston University. Her degree thesis was written on the role of gold in the monetary system. She had an administrative role at Cheviot Asset Management in London. Since September 2011 she is working for The Real Asset Company, where is she is writing on gold and finance on a regular basis. In May 2012 she initiated the campaign “Buy Britain’s Gold Back“.

In addition to the following interview, you can find another, more comprehensive one that I’ve conducted with Jan Skoyles in June of this year for GoldSwitzerland, “Act as your own Central Bank – Build your own Gold Reserves” – see here:

http://goldswitzerland.com/jan-skoyles-build-your-own-gold-reserves/.

Jan’s latest article, „5 Things Repatriating Gold Bullion Says about the Country,“ is about the clamor in Germany for repatriation of the nation’s foreign-vaulted gold and the disclosure of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) that the U.S. Federal Reserve has secret gold swap arrangements with foreign banks, likely including the Bundesbank. It can be found here:

http://therealasset.co.uk/repatriating-gold-bullion/.

Sources related to the interview:

The recommendation that Germany should just throw its gold reserve into the sea was written by Mark Schieritz for the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit” – see here:

http://www.zeit.de/2012/45/01-Gold-Bundesbank-New-York.

Related to my statement at the end that Germany has become a very big trading partner of Iran despite the international sanctions, see this article at “The Jerusalem Post”:

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=290360.

And in case you wonder about the painting on the photo – voila:

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/magritte-the-annunciation-t04367.

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