17 October 2018

Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs

Below is a series of post explaining how bullion banking operates, which is necessary for a true understanding of how susceptible it is to a gold bank run, as well as understanding how a price suppression (as opposed to manipulation) would work, in respect of what backs paper gold and how much physical is needed to support the system.

1. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs - the setup
2. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs - a bullion bank's "assets"
3. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs - the model says we are hedged
4. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs - unallocated as real (gold) bills
5. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs - how can I default on thee? let me count the ways
6. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs – inter-bank buddies business
7. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs – Frankenstein Free Banking
8. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs: the role of central banks
9. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs: bank run theory
10. Fractional reserve bullion banking and gold bank runs: a run or stroll?

See also:

Does fractional reserve gold banking = price suppression

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