S&GS Notes: We apologize for the newsletter coming out a few days late this week... we had a family medical emergency on Friday, which is now mostly resolved...
This week's precious metals news has revolved greatly around Tuesday's rapid rise of gold (to $1421. high) and silver prices (to $29.24) and subsequent abrupt plunge the same day (silver to $26.50 and gold to $1345) coupled with a lot of discussions regarding the potential for world currency(ies) returning to a gold or silver standard. The effects of QE2 is still being discussed as well, but since we covered that pretty thoroughly last week, we're going to talk this week mostly about this volatility we're all watching, and under "Other Articles" we'll provide some links to articles on the issue of precious metals as a currency standard...
BLATANT MARKET MANIPULATION IS EMBARRASSING THE "NEW" CFTC
November 9, 2010
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioners
3 Lafayette Centre
1155 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20581
The blatant market manipulation of Silver on the COMEX has gotten to a point where even a non-believer in market manipulation can easily detect the illegal maneuvers. The latest side show in this decades long con job is simply EMBARRASSING to your organization and our country.
WE EVEN KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
Case in point: On November 3rd I sent out an alert to people who follow my newsletter warning them that the CFTC has decided to allow the Banking Cabal one more shot at rigging the Silver market before they end the practice of "officially sanctioned" manipulation. Here's the alert:
November 3, 2010: Is the CFTC Letting it's Guard Down for the FINAL MANIPULATION?
Watching the current "mini-smash" of gold and silver right before the announcement of QE2 comes as no surprise to most of us OLD TIMERS in the manipulation markets BUT I found it very interesting to read CFTC Commissioner Dunn's latest statement:
(Kitco News) -- Under Dodd-Frank reform legislation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission must start to increase regulation of swaps and other ways to lower risk. But CFTC Commissioner Michael Dunn is concerned over funding, especially since the CFTC is already operating on only a percentage of its full budget. "If we don't get fully funded, we still have to fulfill the mandate," he said on a panel at the Futures Industry Association Expo. If the commission doesn't get the funding, that means that some self-regulating organizations take some of the work, or the agency becomes "extremely restrictive on what we do." His concern is that requests to the CFTC will have to "go in a queue" and people will have to wait longer to see actions occur. He said one-third of the staff is working on writing regulations, which means they've had to cut back on surveillance and oversight. Another panelist said it is likely all federal budgets will be cut in the future, so some regulations might go to self-regulating organizations. Either that or Dodd-Frank might need to be retooled in some way. END
WOW! Talk about ANNOUNCING to the Banking Cabal that they can go ahead and play their games for a little while longer because THE CFTC IS TOO BUSY TO POLICE THE MARKET AT THE MOMENT!!!
Well. What do you think happened in the silver market today? Let's take a quick look:
When JPM/HSBC Don't Like The Results, The CME Just Changes The Rules: Full Revised Silver Margin Schedule
Other Articles of Interest
Germany Unwittingly Adopts A Silver Standard Due to Soaring Price
Toni Straka of The Prudent Investor
Zoellick seeks gold
Going Back To A Gold Standard?
Silver Could Spike to $50 Based on Short Positions That Need To Be Bought Back
Three's Company Silver
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