New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2012

If China is to back its currency, the yuan, it won?t use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to do it, but rather gold bullion, according to Michael Lombardi, lead contributor to Profit Confidential.

Lombardi calculates that the demise of the gold bullion market is greatly exaggerated, as the demand for physical gold by China and other large investors will continue for some time.

?China will continue to purchase gold bullion to back its yuan,? says Lombardi. ?Is the bull market in gold over? Not a chance.?

In the article, Is the Bull Market in Gold Over?, Lombardi reports that the People?s Bank of China will, within the next year or two, establish the China International Payment System to settle cross-border trade and investments in yuan for countries and banks worldwide.

Today, the contracts for commodities like gold bullion that trade on the LME are settled in U.S. dollars, the euro, the U.K.?s sterling, or the Japanese yen. Lombardi believes that China wants the yuan added to the list of currencies it settles in, removing the sterling completely.

?These actions are irrefutable proof of China?s intention to make the yuan a reserve currency on par with the U.S. dollar and the euro,? says Lombardi. ?China?s insatiable demand for gold bullion will continue to rise, as China has only a fraction of the gold bullion to back its currency compared to what the U.S. and eurozone have.?

Lombardi investigated the notion that the demand for gold bullion has fallen. ?That statement is false,? says Lombardi. ?Demand for gold ETFs is clearly falling; however, the demand for actual physical gold coins and gold bullion has increased significantly?

Lombardi believes that serious gold bullion investors may have been selling their ETFs to purchase physical gold coins and gold bullion.

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