We keep hearing reports of massive bank runs that are occurring across many of the PIIGS but is not just limited to them. As I stated many times the UK and France are the most vulnerable to the Eurozone collapse, many of their populace are cashing out of their equities though there is a massive media blackout about this. European contacts report that there is a flight to German bonds, UK and a mass migration to the US dollar. But these currency life preserver jumps will not help as the contagion in all FIAT markets are affected. It is a game of hot potato that the investors are playing, jumping from one asset to the next and again before the one that they just jumped to burns. A juggling act with fire that cannot be quenched. Gold jumped over $40, it is telling us something.
Many banks in the Eurozone are stuffed with US Bonds/TBills as a hedge, this will not work for them for the following reasons:
The Queen will begin a long weekend of Jubilee celebrations at the Investec Derby Day at Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey.
She will arrive by carriage for the event, which is expected to start at 1pm. The mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will perform the national anthem. Tickets are available online at epsomdowns.co.uk