For context - We had a thread on this before, in 2013; the transfer was planned back then, nothing to do with Trump, Le Pen or confidence in the Euro: http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/showthread.php?t=63588
Thread also explains why we're pulling out of Paris in particular.
Overview of transfers, taken from the German Federal Bank press release on it for this year:
This part actually alludes to accusations by conservative German politicians that our gold in the US had been subsumed into US holdings (as in: that the US stole our gold to cover their debts) since no one had checked whether the transferred gold bars were actually there for decades.Hoping to soothe the public and ease speculation that some of the gold might not even be there, the Bundesbank released a 2,300-page list of gold bars in 2015, promising increased transparency to calm wary Germans.
The Federal Bank for this reason in every single press release on the topic makes sure to expressly note that any repatriated gold bars (they call 'em that) are checked against a serial number list of bars originally delivered there.