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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Central bank jawboning: Gold smashed 3% despite the fact the Fed won't raise rates in June

An interesting thing happened in the markets yesterday, and is the crux of how the central bank uses rhetoric to manipulate paper markets without ever having to administer any actual policies.  On May 18 the Federal Reserve published their minutes from their April FOMC meeting (which was when they chose not to raise rates due to deteriorating economic conditions), and the records appeared to be almost the exact opposite of what Fed Chairman Janet Yellen reported during her speech on central bank policy one month ago.


Most participants judged that if incoming data were consistent with economic growth picking up in the second quarter, labor market conditions continuing to strengthen, and inflation making progress toward the Committee’s 2 percent objective, then it likely would be appropriate for the Committee to increase the target range for the federal funds rate in June. - Zerohedge
Yet this was what Janet Yellen said just 22 days ago during her April speech (you will notice that the Fed minutes from that same date are in complete opposite of what Yellen reported).
"Economic activity appears to have slowed," despite job market gains, the Fed said in its statement. It also noted that household spending had "moderated." 
That tepid language greatly lowered investors' expectations for a June rate hike. Before the announcement, about 31% of investors called for a rate increase in June. After the announcement, expectations immediately dropped to 19%. - CNN Money
So how can the actual reporting from April 27 by Yellen be so different from the meeting's minutes and discussion on both rates and the economy?

Market manipulation.

The central bank knows that markets are controlled primarily by High Frequency Trading (HFT) computers that take news in their algorithms and instantly push through billions of trades to coerce markets in the direction they desire.  None of this has anything to do with factual data, but simply in lowering or raising price values for the dollar, gold, bonds, and stocks as they see fit.

And for two days now they accomplished their nefarious goal as gold was smashed over 3% and the dollar was artificially strengthened above 95% on the index.

But know this, the Fed minutes were not the sole catalyst for the crushing of gold and propping up of the dollar.  Prior to the meeting minutes, three central bank Presidents all went public on May 17 and jawboned that the June rate hike was a probability, and a tightening of credit was nearly a sure thing.

Yet if the Fed was now completely set on raising rates, why didn't they just do it yesterday rather than allude to waiting until next month?

Because they cannot raise rates anymore, and they have no intention of doing so.  The whole purpose of the press conferences were to manipulate the market for a few days, and suppress gold prices which were pushing the magic resistance levels of $1300.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Too big to jail continues for bankers at Goldman Sachs and the Fed

President Obama’s legacy will include many stigmas when it comes to finance and economics, but perhaps no more so than his administrations policy of ‘too big to jail’.  Coined first by the former Attorney General Eric Holder (who was a Wall Street lawyer and went back to Wall Street at the end of his tenure), this policy has allowed banks to defraud the public for trillions of dollars over the past eight years.
And the newest farce of the justice system occurred on March 22 when a U.S. Magistrate gave a now former Goldman Sachs employee a slap on the wrist for committing fraud by receiving and passing on insider information from the Federal Reserve that was used for profit prior to its public disclosure by the central bank.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

U.S. financial police nab scapegoat trader to protect continued manipulation by HFT systems

In the middle of 2014, the world finally got a look at how brokers and hedge funds manipulate the stock markets through High Frequency Trading (HFT) computers that see every trade before it happens, and can submit billions of trades before the regular investor’s request is filled.  The outlay of this fraud was described in the fictional novel by Michael Lewis titled, Flash Boys, and led to a full blown propaganda campaign by brokers and the mainstream media to discredit Lewis’s assertion that the entire market is rigged.
But within all of this were the traders who actually knew for a long time that computer algorithms were at the top of the market food chain, and one trader in particular, Nav Sarao, not only learned how to analyze these algo’s but he also discovered how to use them to profit on his own by following their trends and patterns.
Which of course is why the CFTC on April 21 decided to indict the foreign national who dared profit from their own fraudulent mechanisms and attempt to make him the scapegoat to turn the public’s eye away from the real wizard behind the curtain.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New survey of investors show that 71% believe entire market is rigged

Do you want to know why few retail investors have come back into the stock markets after the crash of 2008-2009?  Because many came to the realization that all markets are now rigged, and that trying to succeed in the house run casino is a losing proposition.
But since many retail and mom and pop investors are rarely given any credence on Wall Street, it takes hedge funds and long time professionals to validate whether markets are equitable, and whether they have become a place where the insiders are protected and those without HFT algorithms to make their trades are screwed.
 
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