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The Great Gold Redemption

• The Daily Bell
 Take the recent gold selloff: many large players were motivated to sell by news that Cyprus will have to liquidate its gold stockpiles to pay off acute debt obligations. But just a moment's reflection shows this reaction to be knee-jerk.

The real story behind Cyprus's deal has much more profound ramifications − and they are positive for gold.

The Right Lens

The reaction to Cyprus's forced gold sale re-affirms my belief that most Western investors remain in a state of extreme anxiety. This leaves no room for the kind of nuanced analysis that leads to wise long-term investment decisions.

The important point is not that Cyprus has to sell €400 million worth of its gold reserves, but rather the circumstances of the sale and the potential buyers that will emerge.

Gold Demanded, Not Divested

After all, this isn't a strategic investment decision by the Central Bank of Cyprus to divest itself of the yellow metal. In fact, local officials have gone on record saying any gold liquidation is a last resort.

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