With continued volatility in global markets, including gold and silver, today King World News interviewed one of the legends in the gold world, Keith Barron. Barron consults with major gold companies around the world, as well as major brokerage houses, and he is also responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, a remarkable 14 million ounces of gold.
Here is what Barron had to say about the ongoing crisis in Europe: “Well, there are a lot of scared people here. There is a lot of money that’s been pouring into Switzerland and the Swiss franc. As you are aware, the Swiss National Bank has pegged the Swiss franc to the euro, so there is tremendous pressure on the franc.”
“They (the Swiss) have to take these euros and go and buy other currencies. So they have actually been sending the Norwegian kroner and other currencies such as the Canadian dollar higher, just because of these massive inflows into Swiss francs. Eventually that peg is going to break, but they are doing whatever they can right now to keep it in place.