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Is Bitcoin standing In for gold?

Posted by seumasach on June 1, 2017

Paul Craig Roberts

Institute for Political Economy

31st May, 2017

In a series of articles posted on, we have proven to our satisfaction that the prices of gold and silver are manipulated by the bullion banks acting as agents for the Federal Reserve.

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China, gold prices & US default threats

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013

F.William Engdahl


21st October, 2013

In the very days when a deep split in the US Congress threatened a US government debt default, the gold price should normally jump through the roof, yet the opposite was the case. It is worth a closer look why.

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The attack on gold-update

Posted by seumasach on May 1, 2013

Paul Craig Roberts

Institute for Political Economy

16th April, 2013

April 18 Note: At the online retailer Gainesville coins, and everywhere else, the increased premiums above the spot price of gold and silver indicate that the demand for bullion possession, that is, the demand for the metal itself, is greater than the price established in the paper market by manipulation.

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Assault on gold update

Posted by seumasach on April 14, 2013

Paul Craig Roberts

Institute for Political Economy

13th April, 2013

I was the first to point out that the Federal Reserve was rigging all markets, not merely bond prices and interest rates, and that the Fed is rigging the bullion market in order to protect the US dollar’s exchange value, which is threatened by the Fed’s quantitative easing. With the Fed adding to the supply of dollars faster than the demand for dollars is increasing, the price or exchange value of the dollar is set up to fall.

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Golden haarp & allocated gold exposure

Posted by seumasach on November 6, 2012


Jim Willie

Golden Jackass

31st October, 2012

A nasty Golden Harp could soon have its cords plucked, with the resonance working to shake loose the bankster cover of improper illicit duplicitous and probably highly illegal usage of Allocated Gold Accounts. When diverse scattered accounts are pilfered and depleted without authorization in Switzerland, resulting in several multi-$billion class action lawsuits in Zurich, all kept dutifully out of the news, that is one thing. But when a few key official government gold accounts are ransacked in systematic fashion from established trusted locations, defying and betraying the trust of the German Govt and other national governments, that is quite another. To be sure, the system can tolerate ransacking and replacing with scurried harried efforts the Venezuelan gold account like in 2011. The media told the story with creativity and aplomb, avoiding the truth, inventing a tale, but finding a credible pile of dung to feed the public, which swallowed it whole. The global monetary war has been raging for four years, ever since the Lehman Brothers firm was targeted and destroyed with planning and motivated execution, for the benefit of Goldman Sachs full CDS redemptions and exploit by JPMorgan in war chest reload under cover of bankruptcy court orders. The media prefers regularly to refer to the global financial crisis incorrectly and improperly. A crisis passes after a year or so. This war lingers like WWI and WW2 and Vietnam, with a clear emerging agenda to defend the USDollar regime from global isolation shun, to conceal the USTreasury Bond support mechanisms in derivatives, to avoid the US banking system from grotesque insolvency but kept afloat by grand money laundering channels, and to motivate an endless war to secure resource thefts and control that center on oil fields and the poppy fields. Witness the slow gradual inexorable collapse of the global monetary and financial system.

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LBMA bullion market Ponzi scheme. Financial manipulation in the gold and silver markets

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2010

Adrian Douglas

Global Research

5th April, 2010

Here is running commentary from Douglas based on a transcript of this part of the hearing:

S. O’MALIA: Both Mr. Organ and Mr. Epstein in the second panel, raised the concerns that short positions exceed the physical supply. The second panel kind of argued that that wasn’t a concern. Are you concerned that the shorts will not be able to deliver if called upon?

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Germany’s gold is in U.S. custody, Bundesbank confirms

Posted by smeddum on August 10, 2009

Submitted by cpowell on Sun,

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Germans have demanded that gold bullion held in US custodial accounts be returned to their owners, with physical gold shipped back to Germany. from Golden Jackass 28th May 2009


Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

International journalist Max Keiser has just posted a nine-minute documentary he has done about the British government’s gold sales that were begun in 1999 and now are disparaged as “Brown’s Bottom,” after then-Chancellor, now-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who decided upon the sales and remains unashamed that they marked the bottom of the gold market. Keiser’s documentary is based largely on an interview with Conservative Party opposition Member of Parliament Phillip Hammond, who is shadow chief secretary of the treasury and who remarks that the British gold sales seem to have been structured precisely to knock the price of gold down rather than to maximize the return to the British government. Hammond also wonders aloud whether “something other than achieving the best price” might have been the objective of the gold sales scheme. Read the rest of this entry »

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Deluge of Financial Calamities Looming by Mid-March

Posted by seumasach on February 12, 2009

Patrick A. Heller


10th February, 2009
As horrible as the financial news for currencies and paper assets has been since mid-2007, it looks like the worst is yet to come – perhaps as early as next month. 

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Gold Backwardation Forward Thinking

Posted by smeddum on December 24, 2008

Market oracle

Dec 20, 2008 –

By: Professor_Emeritus

In an earlier article Backward Thinking on Backwardation I explained that backwardation in gold is the flipside of the phenomenon of a drastic contraction of world trade and employment. This brings out the danger in denying the fact of gold backwardation or to belittle its significance, as most observers seem to be doing. I am reminded of the saying of the Swiss educator F.W. Foerster: “if you don’t use your eyes for seeing, later you will use them for weeping.” In this article I want to enumerate the reasons why I believe that permanent backwardation in gold would bring about the descent of our civilization into lawlessness similar to that following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Manipulation of Gold prices

Posted by smeddum on December 7, 2008

The Manipulation of Gold Prices

There is no other leveraged commodity market where short sellers increase their positions, materially, as the price rises, and increase them even more when prices are exploding, except gold and silver. The reason traders don’t normally do that is that it exposes short sellers to unlimited liability and risk. Yet, in both March and July 2008, and on countless occasions over the past 21 years, vast numbers of new gold and silver short positions were temporarily opened up, with the position holders seemingly unconcerned about the fact that precious metals had just risen exponentially, and that there was a very real potential they would bankrupt themselves with unlimited upside potential. Normal traders would not expose themselves to such unlimited risks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Banker Manipulation Of Gold And Silver Prices Further Exposed

Posted by seumasach on November 20, 2008


steve watson


18th November

Commodities experts are in agreement that the price of gold and silver is being manipulated by bankers and government officials in order to halt a mass abandonment of paper currencies and the debt based economy.

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