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Showing posts with label bullion banks. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Another day, another manipulation as gold slammed with naked short contracts after dollar falls below 100 on index

As we at The Daily Economist have continued to say over and over in the investment space, there are no markets, only manipulations.  And whether it is the Fed offering trillions in cheap money for insiders to buy back their stocks, the Exchange Stabilization Fund buying S&P future and the Yen to trigger algo traders, or the bullion banks naked shorting the precious metal markets, the only way to trade in today's world is to go with the manipulators and not use technicals or fundamentals.

Thus it should have come as no surprise on April 18 when in a matter of seconds, a bullion bank dumped over $3 billion in naked short contracts at the same time the dollar fell below 100 on the index, and where gold was working its way towards $1300 per ounce.

While the dollar index tumbles to its lowest level since days after the electiom, someone decided this morning was an opportune time to dump over 22,000 gold futures contracts (almost $3 billion notional) sparking a quick plunge in the precious metal. - Zerohedge
Interestingly, the short position at the Comex had actually fallen to its lowest levels since the elections as gold and silver crossing over their 200 day moving average spelled a strong buy signal for the commodities.  But with today's dumping, short contracts are back up to over 68,000.


(and add 22,000 to the April 11 number)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gold should go much higher in 2017 as short covering indicator has always led to rise in price

In this era where nearly everything in the financial system it rigged, manipulated, or controlled by a central bank, common indicators like fundamentals and technicals no longer are of much value when determining what direction an asset will go.

In fact, besides controlling the currency and bond markets through the massaging of interest rates, the equity markets are managed by an entity known as the Exchange Stabilization Fund, and the commodities are rigged through paper contracts in the futures markets.

So when doing one's research on what should be profitable to invest in, it is the direction of the manipulation that is most important, not the data provided on a company's balance sheet.

Ie... Don't Fight the Fed.

Yet with that being said, one of the 'new normal' indicators tied to gold is suddenly rearing its head, and historically has always led to higher prices in every given cycle.

And what is that indicator?  Short covering in the paper gold markets.

But the biggest indicator that gold sentiment is improving is the falling volume of short bets… 
You see, investors are starting to sell their shorts on gold stocks. One of these is NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEMKT: NG), a $1.5 billion gold mining firm whose number of short positions fell 3.8% from 13 million to 12.5 million between November 2016 and December 2016. 
The improving sentiment is also clear from the recent performance of the Gold Bugs Short Index (HUISH). This index tracks the short positions on gold miners that don't hedge their long-term gold production based on gold price movements. It's down 12% in the last month, indicating that short interest in gold companies is falling as well. - Money Morning
Following Donald Trump's victory in the November Presidential election, bullion banks crushed the gold price by dumping nearly three years of global mining output onto the futures markets in just three days.  But after this initial slam, using naked shorts to manipulate the price, these same banks began to cover previous short positions at lower levels and have since continued the process of covering many of their bets.

Gold has moved higher since the start of the new year, and has even begun to disconnect from the dollar as the price has moved higher even on days when the dollar has strengthened.  And as noted in the first paragraph of this article, old indicators no longer work when markets are dictated by the actions of those who manipulate and rig the markets.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Federal judge rules in favor of a lawsuit against the LBMA and bullion banks for fraud and manipulation in gold and silver prices

Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, most regulators for all markets have worked with, rather than against the banks that have been found guilty of committing dozens of crimes in the financial system.  From the rigging of currency and Libor rates, money laundering to drug cartels and terrorist organizations, mortgage fraud, and even the most recent instance of millions of cases of identity theft, no one is ever charged with the crimes individuals in these banks commit, and at best are simply fined a small amount compared to the profits they garnered from their fraud.

But on Oct. 3 an interesting ruling came down from a Federal judge for the Southern district of New York where the court ruled in favor of investors that a civil case against central and bullion banks could go forward due to strong evidence of fraud and manipulation in the rigging of gold and silver prices.

MarketSlant has obtained documents regarding the London Gold Fix Scandal currently being litigated in the New York Southern District Court.
They include the Judge's initial findings in the class action suit pitting the LBMA and its member Banks vs. Entities and Individuals that trade Gold and allege they were victims of price manipulation and suppression from January 1, 2004 to June 30, 2013.
In the document dated Oct 3, 2016, presiding Judge Valerie Caproni of the US District Court, Southern District rendered her Opinion and Order in the matter. Judge Caproni has validated that much of the claims have been substantiated and therefore is recommending litigation for many of the claims brought. - Market Slant

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Comex uses Chinese bank holiday to crush gold below $1300 and silver below $18

In recent history the West has used bank holidays, or low volume periods in Asia, to dump futures contracts worth millions and sometimes billions of ounces despite the fact that these bullion banks never provide the physical metals to support their trades.  And it is through this mechanism that the central banks often use bullion banks, and the shorting of paper contracts, to prop up the dollar when it comes under pressure.

However, it is this week in particular, from Oct, 2 - 7, that the Comex and London Gold markets can get their biggest bang for their buck in driving down gold prices thanks to little opposition from Asian buyers.

Live New York Gold Chart [Kitco Inc.]

Live 24 hours silver chart [Kitco Inc.]

With several black swans hanging over both the economy and the markets, central banks are using every measure possible to protect the dollar, especially in light of the fact that the Chinese Yuan has now become a global currency that is in direct competition with the U.S. reserve.  And unless something significant occurs between now and the end of this trading week, look for the precious metals to fall under even more extreme pressure, and be beaten down for no particular reason other than through the manipulations imposed by the bullion banks.