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DOJ Asked to Examine New Systemic Risk in Gold & Silver Markets

DOJ Asked to Examine New Systemic Risk in Gold & Silver Markets

Impeachment circus lows and stock market highs dominated the news cycle this week, and precious metals are quietly attempting a recovery. Bulls still have some work to do to repair the technical damage inflicted on both metals during last week’s selling. Gold and silver still face some overhead resistance and the potential for concentrated short selling by financial institutions in the futures markets. Significant price bottoms are usually reached after the commercial sellers force the speculative longs to capitulate. We certainly saw some of that last week. Whether there is one final washout ahead remains to be seen. Futures market manipulation of precious metals prices remains an obstacle to free […]

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Like Jeffrey Epstein, Bullion Banks Get Sweet Deals from the Justice Department

Like Jeffrey Epstein, Bullion Banks Get Sweet Deals from the Justice Department

First, a bank’s commodities trading department takes metals investors for a ride like unwitting victims in the back of Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express.” Now federal prosecutors have extended the same sort of cozy non-prosecution agreement to shield the bank itself from a criminal indictment. Federal prosecutors signed a non-prosecution agreement in June with Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. (MLCI) and Bank of America (Merrill’s parent company) for rigging the precious metals markets. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found gold and silver traders working at Merrill Lynch had “schemed to deceive other market participants by injecting materially false and misleading information into the precious metals futures market.” The agreement references “thousands […]

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