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Yes, China Is a Currency Manipulator – And the U.S. Banking System Is a Metals Manipulator

Yes, China Is a Currency Manipulator – And the U.S. Banking System Is a Metals Manipulator

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that China is no longer on a list of countries deemed to be “currency manipulators.” The timing was awfully convenient, coming just ahead of an expected Phase One trade deal between the two powers. Nobody actually believes China has stopped manipulating the value of its yuan versus the U.S. dollar. But the Trump administration is apparently willing to accept a certain degree of currency rigging in exchange for other concessions on trade. It’s not as if the U.S. government has a stellar record when it comes to heeding principles of free and fair currency markets. It (through the Exchange Stabilization Fund and other vehicles) […]

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Bullion Banks’ Manipulation Schemes Put Taxpayers at Risk

Bullion Banks’ Manipulation Schemes Put Taxpayers at Risk

Gold and silver bugs are well aware that JPMorgan Chase dominates precious metals futures trading. Russ and Pam Martens of the financial blog Wall Street on Parade just identified how much control they have. There are more than 5,300 FDIC insured banks in the U.S. Just two of them, JPMorgan and Citibank, hold 75.7% of all precious metals derivative contracts (primarily futures) in possession of the nation’s banks. Other major Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, are barely even in the game. The market dominance implied by the outsized positions of these two banks is troubling enough. Metals investors have been pleading with regulators to step […]

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