Tag: gold & silver manipulation

Ted Butler: A Manipulation Timeline

| November 27, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

A friend and long-time subscriber who intends to write a book about the silver manipulation asked if I could provide him with a bit of history. To my mind, the silver manipulation dates back to early 1983, when the commercial traders grew confident that they could sell any quantity of paper short contracts to the technical fund buyers on the COMEX. By that time the commercials learned that technical fund buyers would never take physical delivery and could be counted on to buy or sell based upon price signals that the commercials could easily influence and control. In essence, the game has remained remarkably similar ever since. While the commercials learned to behave collusively […]

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Silver Manipulation Explained In A Simple Way By Ted Butler

Silver Manipulation Explained In A Simple Way By Ted Butler

The month of October marked the highest amount of Silver Eagles sales over the past five years. One could ask why the price of silver was coming down from its peak early October. Of course part of the answer lies in the fact that Silver Eagles are not the only form of silver bullion. But there have been numerous examples in the past where the demand for physical silver was increasing while its price was decreasing, as described by Jeff Nielson amongst many others. The point is that the traditional law of demand and supply don’t always work especially not in the silver market. The central points is this: the price of […]

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Could The Ongoing Financial Crime Affect The Gold Price?

Hera Research released an extremely interesting paper. The research company focuses on relationships between macroeconomics, government, banking, and financial markets in order to identify and analyze investment opportunities with extraordinary upside potential. In their paper, Hera analyzes the potential triggers of a collapse in the US dollar, which in turn would trigger a hyperinflation. The research company clearly expects we are approaching such an epic event, quoting Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises: “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later […]

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Central Banks’ Paper Gold vs Physical Gold: Is The Dust Settling?

| October 26, 2012 | Articles: General

Much has been written lately with regard to the central banks’ gold holdings. One of the triggers was the news out of Germany, where the debate about Germany’s real gold holdings became very hot this week. Among others, financial journalist Lars Schall came out with the results of his “field research”. His findings were that institutions like the German Bundesbank, the Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve and the IMF, refuse to reveal figures about  their real physical gold holdings. It’s a confirmation of what was already known, but it caught the attention of mainly the alternative media as well as GATA and increases the pressure for transparency. The “good news” from […]

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Jim Sinclair: Gold Is Going To And Through $ 3,500

Jim Sinclair is not only known for his nick name Mr Gold, but also for encouraging people with its down-to-earth but wise words. His fundamental belief for a very long time has been that the price of gold would go much, much higher, not excluding it could reach $ 12,000. During that fantastic journey, two price points would be key pivot points: $ 529 and $ 1764. Both prices would mark the transition to a new phase in the long term gold bull market. What’s remarkable is that Jim Sinclair made these statements and mentioned those price points before the start of the bull market. Up until now, he has had a […]

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Silver Price Attack Of Friday October 5th

Silver Price Attack Of Friday October 5th

We witnessed an extremely dubious event in the silver market on Friday October 5th. In fact, we were not in front of the computer screen at that very moment, but SilverDoctors brought it to the world’s attention. The silver price was hit very hard and lost more than 3% in a matter of 5 minutes, on very high volume (not visible in below chart but you can see it on the SilverDoctors website). It appears that the selling volume equaled 1.5 times the annual US silver production. What’s more, on the silver spot price chart on Kitco’s website, the “flash crash” was initially visible on the chart but then “magically” […]

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Theodore Butler: The Arguments Against a Silver Manipulation

No matter how convinced I may be that silver has been manipulated downward in price by JPMorgan’s concentrated and rapidly increasing short position in COMEX futures contracts; it is vital to explore why that may be wrong. Particularly with a conviction held for a long period of time, it is important to make sure I am not missing anything basic. The best way to do that is to listen closely to those who may disagree with the silver manipulation allegations. However, uncovering the arguments against a silver manipulation is not as easy as you might think. For one thing, there is certainly no strong case against manipulation being made by […]

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Theodore Butler: Transparency

| September 24, 2012 | Articles: Experts Talk

I’ve gotten more mail than usual from subscribers recently, most with a common theme – I should publicize the real goings on in silver to a wider audience. Many suggested taking out advertisements in popular media sources, like the Wall Street Journal, accompanied with genuine offers of contribution. Others suggested I approach the big hedge funds to interest them in investing in silver. Not only do I agree with the suggestions, but I have been trying to extend the reach of the real silver story for quite some time. It’s kind of what I do. I don’t think The Wall Street Journal would even accept an ad that accused one […]

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Manipulation of the Gold Price & the Crash of Paper Gold

| September 24, 2012 | Articles: Insights

By Jeff Thomas, Internatioal Man There is much discussion these days as to whether the price of gold is being manipulated. The answer is simply “yes.” It is likely that most potential gold investors would agree that the major financial institutions have the ability to influence the gold price. They would also agree that to do so would be of benefit to those institutions. Yet, many investors still have difficulty making the final leap to agree that, if the institutions can manipulate the gold price and, by doing so, will profit from it, they will actually manipulate the price. Odd, as this would seem to me to be the easiest […]

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John Embry Expects a Silver Price Explosion Driven by Physical Shortage

John Embry Expects a Silver Price Explosion Driven by Physical Shortage

We are a long-time fan of John Embry, as we consider him one of the most experienced people in the precious metals world. In his latest interview on King World News, he confirmed once again what is happening particularly with silver: manipulation of silver prices is still going on but signs of shortage in physical silver are increasing by the day and hence a silver price explosion is almost unavoidable. Manipulation vs opportunity Just like several other precious metals experts, John Embry is confirming the ongoing suppression of the gold and silver prices. This is what he had to say on King World News in yesterday’s interview: “Two days before the […]

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Financial Alchemy and Fraud in Gold

The gold bull market is alive and well as the summer doldrums come to a close and gold accumulation and trading starts to heat up going into the fall.  As the gold bull market matures and it draws more attention from investors all around the world, it does open up the doors for fraud.  By now we have heard many stories and accusations about manipulations by central planners, bullion banks, short-sellers and futures traders.  The regulators in the West have largely ignored these accusations and have looked the other way when it comes to oversight and creating a fair and legal market place for precious metals. Financial Fraud in the […]

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Chris Martenson about Gold price manipulation

In his latest article, Chris Martenson puts the gold price manipulation into perspective. He connects the gold price manipulation with recent examples of manipulation in other areas in the financial world. His conclusion is that gold price manipulation is given. There is an increasing number of companies and countries that are a long time on the path of manipulation. Those practices have been there for a longer time, but i’s only now that they become visible. Cases like Greece’s catastrophic economy, MF Global’s bankruptcy with huge amounts of clients’ money that is “lost” and more recently Peregrine Financial are simply the first cracks in the current system. The current system […]

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Ted Butler: The CFTC Silver Investigation

There has been an explosion of interest and commentary these past few days as a result of a front page story in Monday’s edition of the influential Financial Times (of London). The story stated that the CFTC was set to drop its four year investigation into alleged silver price manipulation due to insufficient evidence to bring charges, according to three unnamed sources. I went to sleep Sunday evening when the story first appeared prepared to wake up to similar and confirming stories in other publications. Instead, there were no other stories confirming the case was set to be dropped; only strong statements that the FT was story was “premature” and […]

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Gerald Celente: Gold & The Greatest Bank Robbery In History

With gold surging nearly $30, today top trends forecaster Gerald Celente gave King World News readers and listeners an exclusive sneak peek into his upcoming Summer Trends Journal.  Celente is the founder of Trends Research, and the man many consider to be the top trends forecaster in the world.  When asked about one of his headlines in the upcoming Summer Trends Journal titled, ‘The Greatest Bank Robbery In World History,’ Celente stated, “It’s very clear, the banks are doing the robbing.  They are the bank robbers.  It’s the greatest heist in world history, and the banks are doing the robbing.” Gerald Celente continues: “If you give a man a gun, he can […]

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