Our fractional reserve financial system is just a gigantic Ponzi scheme. It can only survive as long as it expands, which is to say, as long as new debt is flushed through the system to finance old debt. But like all Ponzi schemes, the larger it grows the more unstable it becomes. Eventually, it collapses of its own weight. -James Sinclair in 2009
The western Central Bank/bullion bank paper gold manipulators have become obvious. The reason is that the there is nothing stopping them from manipulating the market. Eventually the physical demand from Asia will undermine their paper gold manipulation activities, but big buyers of physical who demand delivery have no reason to stop the price capping, obviously.
James Turk discussed the various factors driving the manipulation in a King World News interview. I’ve created a graphic to illustrate the manipulation of the gold market as it occurred from Sunday into Monday:
This rally in the precious metals was the result of investors moving out of currencies to a safe-haven. It was an expected and natural reaction after the Paris attacks. Then came the unnatural, second and completely different precious metals market. Gold and silver ran into a solid brick wall when London opened. The difference between the way gold and silver traded in Asia and what happened in London was as stark as the difference between night and day.
Are we to believe that in striking contrast to what we saw in Asia, there were no safe-haven buyers in Europe?
The reality is that the central planners were out in full force with their market interventions in London, selling persistently and using their algorithms to prevent gold and silver from climbing any higher.
The price of gold jumped at the open of Globex trading on Sunday evening. This would be expected after a string of bad economic and earnings reports littered the news wires late Friday. And then, of course, the event in Paris. But as you can see, after Asia was done feeding on the cheap gold provided to them from the fierce manipulation last week that drove the price of gold back under $1100, the typical Asia closed/London opens sell-off began.
The massive manipulation has taken on “shock and awe” proportions. The fact that is has become so blatant and extreme reflects the growing sense of desperation by the elitists to keep the entire western financial/economic system from collapsing.
If gold were allowed to trade free from the control imposed using western paper derivatives, the price would shoot higher and send the warning to everyone that the system is on the verge of collapse.
Several friends and colleagues recently have expressed a high degree of frustration and have asked me when I thought the suppression of gold would end. I point out them, and I believe correctly so, the the criminals looting our system have no choice but to use any means at their disposal in their attempt to keep gold from moving higher and to keep the stock market aloft.
They have no choice. A falling price of gold and a rising stock market are the only cover stories they have left in their cabalistic effort to hide the absurd lies which belie the flood of propaganda about the economy, inflation and unemployment.
But at some point their ability to keep the wheels on the fraud that is the United States is going to fail. Every Ponzi scheme in history eventually collapses. It’s impossible to predict when this will occur. I do believe that there is a growing sense of awareness among the population that something is wrong. This is reflected in the fact that US Mint gold coin sales hit a 29-year high in the third quarter this year. For those wallow about in the cesspool of blind hope and have not prepared for what’s coming, their lives will be shattered.