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Central Bank Balance Sheet Assets Hit Record High!

The balance sheet assets of the world’s six major central banks: the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB), Bank of Japan (BOJ), Swiss National Bank (SNB), Bank of England (BOE), and People’s Bank of China (PBOC) – have just hit a new all-time record high of USD$16.889 trillion, up 238.66% from USD$4.987 trillion in May 2006. The PBOC has the largest balance sheet with total assets of USD$5.497 trillion, followed by the Fed with $4.495 trillion, the BOJ with $2.834 trillion, the ECB with $2.82 trillion, the BOE with $634 billion, and the SNB with $609 billion.

centralbankassetsusdThe SNB has the largest balance sheet as a percentage of GDP, with it currently up to 88.42% of GDP vs. 19.82% of GDP in May 2006. The BOJ’s balance sheet is equal to 70% of GDP vs. 24.27% of GDP in May 2006. The PBOC’s balance sheet is equal to 52.92% of GDP vs. 56.31% of GDP in May 2006. The Fed’s balance sheet is equal to 25.41% of GDP vs. 6.17% of GDP in May 2006. The ECB’s balance sheet is equal to 24.99% of GDP vs. 12.52% of GDP in May 2006. The BOE’s balance sheet is equal to 22.38% of GDP vs. 6.37% of GDP in May 2006.

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The total assets of the world’s six major central banks is equal to 35.98% of their combined GDP, a new all-time record high vs. only 14.29% of their combined GDP in May 2006, and well above the nine year median of 26.08%!

totalcentralbankassetsgdpGold is currently very undervalued and deserves to be trading for $2,211.54 per ounce – based on gold making the same percentage gains as the balance sheet assets of the six largest central banks.

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