Is it just a coincidence that Portugal has (or had) 382 tonnes of gold in reserve and that the amount of gold the Bank for International Settlements recently inventoried via a swap arrangement was 380 tonnes?
Let's put 2+2+2+2+2 together here. (Nothing in the gold market is ever simply 2+2.)
I don't know how many of you watch the "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel, but if you don't, let me introduce you to the key question asked of anyone who brings something into the store:
Do you want to "pawn it" or "sell it"?