Buba the Bundesbank asked Fed the Federal Reserve to return the physical gold it has deposited for safekeeping. Any time, said the Fed, just not tomorrow. Come back in say six years. No, make it seven.
If you suspect that this is an indication that that gold isn't there and the Fed has to go and buy it in the market, you may be right or wrong. It certainly looks as they are trying tro stretch it out as long as possible to avoid a gold run and to keep gold prices "controlled".
If you are seized by an urge to ran out and buy gold bars while available and at any price, take care with tungsten fake bars (pic).