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Published On: Fri, Sep 2nd, 2016

Deutsche Bank Fails To Deliver Gold, Fumbles Explanation

Zero Hedge today summarizes developments in what seems to be the default of a bank-backed commodity fund in Germany to deliver gold to investors as was promised. Zero Hedge’s report is headlined “Deutsche Bank Tries to Explain Why It Did Not Deliver Physical Gold, Fails” – Chris Powell

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The unprecedented escalation involving Deutsche Bank’s failure to deliver physical gold on demand continues.

As we first reported two days ago, a client of Xetra-Gold, a German Exchange-Traded Commodity fund, tried to get access to the gold he had been promised under the Xetra-Gold prospectus, leading to much confusion about just where the failure to deliver had taken place, at Xetra or at the fund’s designated sponsor, and the client’s principal bank: Deutsche Bank.

Missing_Gold milk commexThen, overnight, we presented the just as odd response provided by Deutsche Boerse where the ETC is traded, which sounded as if it was trying to pass the buck onto Deutsche Bank. This is what it said:

Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH stresses that owners of Xetra Gold units can exercise their right to delivery of securitised gold at any time. The gold is delivered by the bank branch on which the investor has its securities account – on the condition that the branch offers this service, as the gold can only be delivered through the investor’s custodian bank.

As we said at the time, the response led to even more questions, and even more public outcry in Germany, which may explain why moments ago none other than the custodian bank, Deutsche Bank, joined the fray, by doing something it has never done before: provide a rationalization for why it failed to deliver gold on demand. Or at least try.

Its response:

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About Chris Powell:

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Mr. Powell has been managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, a daily newspaper in Manchester, Connecticut, since 1974. He serves as the secretary/treasurer and a director of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA). Mr. Powell publishes GATA “dispatches” on stories relevant to the precious metals community: click here to access them and the GATA website. For additional information about precious metals, financial markets and the economy a 2 week free trial to GATA chairman Bill Murphy’s subscription service is available by clicking here.   This article is reprinted on The News Doctors with permission.

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