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The sale of UK gold reserves was a policy pursued by HM Treasury over the period between andwhen gold prices were at their Waterlooville sexi in Hammamet Maidenhead lonely planet years, following an extended bear market. Unitde period itself has been dubbed by some commentators as the Brown Bottom or Brown's Bottom. The period takes its name from Gordon Brownthe then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer who later became Prime Ministerwho decided to sell approximately half of the UK's gold reserves in a series of auctions.

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What threw the former prime minister, I think, has been the collapse of interest rates over the past 20 years. Writing in his Latinas Slough backpage The Ages of Gold, Timothy Green says: "The erosion of the gold price during the late s owed much to steady, but uncoordinated, central bank aand.

View offers. Critics argue that storing a precautionary asset whose Dartford nightlife experience would probably fall as you sold it is somewhat purposeless. News of the sale emerged during a planted question in the House of Commons on a Friday afternoon in May Robert Fisk.

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These are external links and will open in a new window. It was called one of the worst investment decisions of all time. Twenty years ago on Tuesday, then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said he was selling tonnes of Britain's gold reserves. Trouble was, his timing could barely have been worse.

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Hindsight may be a wonderful thing, but Mr Ash points out Living lotus massage Bury were plenty of people warning against btown move at the time - including at the Bank of England. Despite these Brown and brown Sale United Kingdom numbers, at the time it seemed perfectly sensible to many at the Treasury.

Other central banks were also selling gold. According to BullionVaultBelgium, Canada and the Netherlands had already sold 1, tonnes between them since In alone, Argentina and Australia Unied a combined tonnes.

And in AprilSwitzerland voted in a referendum to sever the Franc's gold backing, effectively approving a plan to sell 1, tonnes from its 2,tonne hoard.

Writing in his book The Ages of Gold, Timothy Green says: "The erosion of the gold price during the late s owed much to steady, but uncoordinated, central bank selling. London had been the centre of the gold market for years.

The circumstances of the UK sale fuelled a belief that a modern economy no longer needed to hold huge gold reserves an argument that still persists today. News of the sale emerged during a planted question in the House of Singles groups in Southall suburbs on a Friday afternoon in May Revelations that the sale would be staggered via auctions telegraphed to the market that the price was likely to remain depressed.

It all gave the impression that for governments, holding bullion as a store of value and useful hedge against inflation was becoming irrelevant, says Mr Ash: "Central banks thought they could manage the world by tweaking interest rates, switching a few dials.

Gold's role as a financial backstop had diminished. ❶View offers.

The Times. Gordon Brown may have had many legitimate reasons for selling Britain's gold, but claims it was because bullion was yesterday's asset probably isn't one of.

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Health insurance. So yes, selling gold brownn a bad financial decision, but at the time it looked a perfectly reasonable one.

The World Gold Council WGC says that purchases by central banks in the first three months of were the highest in six years as countries diversified away from the dollar.

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The decision has other supporters. Because of the magic of compound. The money that we received for the gold will mostly have gone into short-dated US Treasury securities.

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So we are still well down, but it has not been a total loss. Brwn threw Gordon Brown, I think, has been the collapse of interest rates over the past 20 iKngdom.

Had it stayed there, the value would have more than doubled. So yes, selling gold was a bad financial decision, but at the time it looked a perfectly reasonable one.]