According to a recent report out by Zerohedge, J.P. Morgan's trading desk had one of the most incredible, and impossible win streaks ever seen on Wall Street. In fact, not only did they not have a single losing trade in 2016, but between 2012 and 2016 they only had two singular losing trades out of billions if not hundreds of billions conducted in the HFT sphere.
Thus the question one has to ask of course is how is this possible since the the average win ratio for even the best individual trader is around 58%? And in an interview on March 3 with Peak Prosperity's Chris Martenson, the long time financial analyst lays out one of the many scenarios used by the investment bank through their shorting of mining stocks, then crashing metals when the markets are closed by dumping billions of dollars of naked shorts on the Comex to skim the profits, and then cover their positions.
Rory Hall: I want to get back to something we we're talking about a moment ago, and that is silver. And how do you see yesterday with this silver beatdown, and where silver was raped for better lack of the word, by more than 4%... there was something like $2 billion worth of digital contracts thrown at it in about a half an hour. What's your take on that?
Chris Martenson: There is a fairly complex take on this, but let me make it simple here... it's fraud. And it's not just in the silver market. I follow silver and gold closely so I'm aware of this there, but I can tell you it happens everywhere now because the big banks long ago won the battle and captured the SEC under Mary Jo White, and it's been a complete disaster of lack of regulation.
So here's is the focus on how and where this theft, this fraud is committed. The big commercial banks that are out there... J.P. Morgan, HSBC, all the big bullion banks that are playing in this market. They go out there and take the opposite side of this trade, and they are rapidly getting shorter, and shorter as the price of silver is going up. And taking the other side of that bet are only people I can assume are named Charlie Brown, because they fall for it everytime. And the banks have done this a dozen times over the past five years.
But here's the tell... as silver was rising the last three days before that big smackdown, the miners... the silver miners in particular were very weak. In fact, they were going down.
So when you see the stocks going down at the same time the metal's are going up, you know that someone is aggressively selling those... they are shorting the stock, selling the stocks short.
So they build a huge naked short position in the mining stocks, and within days BAM! And the next thing you know the price of silver gets hammered... monkey hammered in the aftermarket. After the physical London market is closed they always do it then, if not at 1:30 in the morning, and they just flood the market and crush the bid stack, driving the price down. They they simply buy back and cover their shorts and skim the profits while leaving everyone holding the stock, or a futures contract, as the loser.