Preemptive Strike Against Precious Metals Nears End
By Jeff Nielson
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
I have been intentionally silent on the gold and silver markets for the past several weeks. Prior to that, I wrote several pieces just after and just before the latest take-down in precious metals to alert readers/investors to the fact that “volatility is the new weapon” of the banksters in their efforts to suppress this market.
Since that time, there simply has not been the opportunity to provide readers with any substantive analysis of the current situation. In most of the recent take-downs in precious metals over the past year or so there have been obvious “prongs of attack” for us to focus upon.
In May, it was the five, outrageous rapid-fire increases in margin requirements by the CME Group in the silver market – with the last four of those increases being implemented despite the fact that silver prices were already falling sharply. Prior to that, at the beginning of February the banksters employed a “suicide bomber” in the gold market to briefly drag down prices.
In this case however, I’ve been unable to discern any single action which would or could account for the especially blatant manipulation of these markets – at a time when all the economic fundamentals and all the seasonal factors were greatly favoring another strong rally in precious metals. Rather, this particular take-down seems to have involved everything but the proverbial “kitchen sink”.