Over the past few months we have seen the public dissemination by Deutsche Bank that they, along with several other bullion banks, purposely manipulated the gold and silver price through the selling of naked short contracts onto the futures markets. But what many may not have heard is that following the U.S. taking the dollar off the gold standard back in 1971, the government then created the Gold Futures Market Exchange as a means to not only control the price of the metal, but to also dissuade individuals from buying and owning physical gold.
These futures markets are known in the U.S. and the UK as the Comex, and the LBMA.
Wikileaks recently published a communique they collected that shows a conversation between the U.S. government and Great Britain on the creation of a gold futures market, and the evidence that its intention from the beginning was to manipulate prices and behaviors to protect a dollar that was no longer backed by any tangible asset.
4. THE MAJOR IMPACT OF PRIVATE U.S. OWNERSHIP, ACCORDING
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TO THE DEALERS' EXPECTATIONS, WILL BE THE FORMATION OF A SIZABLE GOLD FUTURES MARKET. EACH OF THE DEALERS EXPRESS- ED THE BELIEF THAT THE FUTURES MARKET WOULD BE OF SIGNIFI- CANT PROPORTION AND PHYSICAL TRADING WOULD BE MINISCULE BY COMPARISON. ALSO EXPRESSED WAS THE EXPECTATION THAT LARGE VOLUME FUTURES DEALING WOULD CREATE A HIGHLY VOLATILE MAR- KET. IN TURN, THE VOLATILE PRICE MOVEMENTS WOULD DIMINISH THE INITIAL DEMAND FOR PHYSICAL HOLDING AND MOST LIKELY NEGATE LONG-TERM HOARDING BY U.S. CITIZENS.
5. AS TO FUTURE DEMAND BY U.S. CITIZENS FOR GOLD, MOST DEALERS DID NOT FORESEE DEMAND FOR PHYSICAL HOLDING AS SIGNIFICANT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN INITIAL SURGE DURING THE FIRST 2 TO 3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING DEREGULATION THEY DID NOT FEEL THAT U.S. CITIZENS, ON THE WHOLE, WERE PSYCHOLOGICALLY PREPARED TO SWITCH FROM SMALL SCALE GOLD COIN PURCHASES TO LARGE SCALE, LONG-TERM BULLION HOARDING. SEVERAL EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT THE DEMAND FOR COINS (AFTER THE INITIAL SURGE) WOULD MOST LIKELY BE SUCH THAT IT COULD BE MET FROM WITHIN SHOULD THE U.S. DECIDE TO MINT GOLD COINS FOR SUCH PURPOSES. SPIERS
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