Many readers here have interest in both gold and also the gold reserves held by central banks around the world. Upcoming is an article that will feature a new global survey of central bank reserves. The co author of that survey, Robert Pringle, has kindly offered to give us his thoughts on three questions I see quite often on various media platforms. He answers these three questions for readers here:
1- Are you aware of any central bank in the world (including the PBOC in China) that is considering backing its currency with its gold reserves?
2- Are you aware of anything that would suggest the IMF is considering backing the SDR with gold reserves or any other asset based anchor?
3- In your opinion, how do you think central banks view gold and why do they hold gold reserves?
I think anyone who has interest in gold will have interest in Robert Pringle's answers to these questions. It is hard to get a lot of information on how central banks view gold and their gold reserves, so this survey and Robert Pringle's added comments can help shed some additional light on this topic.