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Enquirica Research - Would a Gold Standard Destroy the Canadian Dollar


Calgary, Canada, November 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- An interesting valuation methodology for gold is to determine what gold price is necessary for each unit of central bank paper to be backed by gold reserves. Enquirica recently performed this calculation for the US and Canada using M1 as the monetary numerator.

US: 8,133 tonnes, M1 – US$ 1.8 trillion = gold price of US$ 6,888/oz
Canada: 3.4 tonnes, M1 – C$ 500 billion = gold price of C$ 4,574,146/oz

Despite the market perception of Canadian dollar strength relative to the US dollar, a move to re-impose a gold standard (a fully gold backed currency) could have far greater consequences for the Canadian dollar than the US dollar. The Canadian dollar would face an almost 100% devaluation in order to be backed by Canada’s current gold reserves.

Enquirica Research is a Calgary based research firm focusing on independent analysis of alternative asset classes, exempt market securities and investment opportunities, primarily in western Canada. For full copy of the report register at www.enquirica.com.

Dinclaimer: The opinions, estimates, projections and other information which is contained herein and derived from or attributable to persons other than Enquirica is neither endorsed nor adopted by Enquirica – it is presented for informational purposes only. Further, the opinions, estimates, projections and other information contained herein are not intended and are not to be construed as an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy any securities, nor shall such opinions, estimates, projections and other information be considered as investment advice or as a recommendation to enter into any transaction.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release may contain certain information that is forward looking and, by its nature, such forward-looking information is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The words "anticipate", "expect", "may", "should", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward looking information. Those forward-looking statements herein made by Enquirica, if any, reflect Enquirica's beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made. Actual results or events may differ from those anticipated or predicted in these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained in this news release (if any), which is given as of the date it is expressed herein. Enquirica undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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