More speculation in regard to Russia stockpiling gold by the end of 2017, its total gold reserves rose to 1,828.5 tons passing China's to reach the fifth largest reserve of gold. It has been rumoured that China was looking to introduce gold backed futures to usurp US markets. China has already started trading its Petro-Yuan and it seems clear that global trade and money supply is up for some incredible shifts. Russia has been working arduously to decrease its national debt while the US has been spiralling with another $1.3 billion of spending signed off from the Trump team. Seeing the reach of China, the trade war ensuing and the relations between these countries makes the notion of an Eastern dominated market rather than Western.