In the four trading days following the election,
approximately 6200 tonnes of gold (2,000,000 contracts) traded on Comex.
That is equivalent to two years of global gold mining production…That
hair-trigger trading reaction led to a price smash of 4.5% and turned
the trading sentiment for gold from positive to negative almost
overnight. The question is where did sellers come up with 6200 tonnes – a
preposterously enormous and unprecedented quantity of gold – on a
moment’s notice, in the wee hours following the surprising election
– John Hathaway on King World News
Perhaps what’s most interesting about Hathaway’s comment above is
that sometime in the last few years Hathaway’s viewpoint has shifted
from denial that the gold market is manipulated to seemingly full
acceptance of that obvious fact.
The official entities in the western hemisphere who operate to keep
the price of gold artificially restrained, using paper gold based on the
fact that most western buyers never care to take actual delivery, no
longer make an effort to cover-up their manipulative activities. Anyone
involved in trading and investing in the precious metals market who
denies that the markets are rigged is likely in some way connected to or
benefiting from the manipulation.
The same holds true for the stock market. Everyone has seen the
statistics by now but just to mention the facts: until last Tuesday’s
market drop, the S&P 500 had gone 109 days without a 1% correction.
All of the previous periods that were longer than 109 days occurred
before 1964 – when the U.S. was in its economic renaissance period –
except one period in 1993.
The majority of the headline news reports this past week have focused
on the lavish political stage show performances on Capitol Hill. It’s
been a convenient distraction to divert attention away from the largely
dismal economic reports. What’s more stunning than the childish verbal
exchanges from alleged adults masquerading as responsible lawmakers is
watching the stock market gyrate from hedge fund algorithm-driven
volatility as the trading bots react to any headline connected to the
ebb and flow of the healthcare bill drama. For some reason the hedge
fund computers believe that the Trump healthcare legislation creates
better earnings prospects than Obamacare for corporate America. After
reading David Stockman’s assessment of the proposed Obamacare
replacement bill, it’s not clear to me that the new legislation won’t be
Just like the artificial paper markets in New York and London that
are used to keep the price of gold and silver from rising, the western
stock markets are prevented from falling by a web synthetic derivative
securities and fraudulent financial reporting applications. Never before
in history have stock market valuations been more disconnected from the
underlying fundamental economic reality.
The U.S. Government will never stop issuing debt and it will never
pay back the debt that it has issued. In this regard, the U.S.
financial and economic system has become an “act as if” system: Act as
if it’s real even though we know it’s not. In today’s episode of the
Shadow of Truth, we discuss the difference between fake markets and real
gold and silver:
Dave Kranzler spent many years working in various Wall Street jobs. After business school, he traded junk bonds for a large bank. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in accounting and finance, and graduated Oberlin College with majors in Economics and English. Dave has nearly thirty years of experience in studying, researching, analyzing and investing in the financial markets. Currently he co-manages a precious metals and mining stock investment fund in Denver and publishes the Mining Stock and Short Seller Journals. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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