Germany, Poland, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Switzerland are just a few of the countries that have recently repatriated their gold or hosted movements to do so.
And now France joins the list.
On Sunday, Switzerland asked citizens if the central bank should hold a minimum 20% of its assets in gold, not be allowed to sell it off, and store it all at home. The initiative failed, with 78% voting against.
A "yes" vote would have been particularly bullish for gold. But despite the "no" vote, gold prices rose anyway.
Gold prices hovered at 4.5 year lows in much of 2014 - but Indian gold demand is roaring.
The nation took over as top gold consumer in the world earlier this month.
The gold price today (Monday) rose as much as $50 per ounce after Switzerland voted Sunday to reject a referendum that would force the Swiss National Bank to hold some 20% (about $540 billion) of its reserves in gold.
Now with a firm "nay" vote in place, gold prices were pressured initially - but only momentarily...
Gold has taken a beating in recent weeks and is now tumbling along at four-year lows of $1,160/ounce.
Frankly, I think that's fantastic news. Today I want to show you my gold investing strategy that's perfect for moments like this. You'll get the two tactics you need as a gold investor, a simple test to determine if you own enough gold, and a look at how to buy it.
Gold prices must go up, and for the most basic of reasons - supply and demand.
Yet that isn't something you hear much about in the financial media. When most pundits talk about what moves gold prices, they usually focus on things like international turmoil, the direction of the global economy, and the bad habits of central banks.
So most of them have completely missed this irresistible force that will push gold prices higher.
The time to invest in gold stocks is fast approaching.
Thanks to a major surge in the U.S. dollar over the last few months, combined with a general market sell-off and a triple bottom in gold, gold stocks have taken it on the chin.
Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth - a former portfolio adviser and a 20-year veteran of the resource market - explains why today's gold price is going down.
Last week I introduced the gold/silver ratio, which is a tool used to identify the relative values of these metals to each other. And I said I expect it to trend downward over time.
In fact, I expect this ratio to head much lower, which means big opportunities for silver.
The gold/silver ratio is more than a price comparison of two precious metals.
This calculation helps identify the relative values of these metals to each other. It tells you if gold and silver are cheap or expensive.
If you want to know why the gold price today slipped off Monday's four-week high, here's all you need to know...