The West-East Ebb and Flood of Gold
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, January 6 2020, 20:30 - Permalink
The West-East ebb and flood pattern holds that physical gold migrates from the West to the East when the gold price declines, and from the East to the West when the price of gold rises. What causes this pattern is that gold trades more like a currency than a commodity and that in the past decades, the West has mainly set the price. Cultural differences between West and East can explain the pattern.