Texas Wants Its Gold Back Inside the State's Borders

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical headache. according to public sector and financial industry experts Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, — not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some recall century-old fears about the security of currency not backed by shiny bullion. The Legislature's decision this summer to bring its gold cache home was hailed by many conservatives, and even some on the far left, who are suspicious of national government.