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Could gold be the next Libor scandal?

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US regulator considering an inquiry into London’s gold and silver markets to check if prices are open to manipulation. London’s financial sector was last night bracing itself for another official investigation into alleged price-fixing following reports that a US regulator is considering launching an inquiry into the City’s gold and silver markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is discussing whether the daily setting of ... Read More »

JP Morgan’s secret London gold vault located

JP Morgan 60 Victoria Embankment London

In a world defined by “financial innovation”, where $1 of hard collateral can spawn over $1000 in repoed and rehypothecated liabilities (and assets), where “shadow banking” is far more important than traditional bank liabilities (and to this date remains completely misunderstood), and where every month the central and commercial banks force create over $100 billion in credit money (which end consumers refuse ... Read More »

Australia will be a casualty of the currency wars

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The world’s most powerful nations are sitting on zero interest rates and printing money to get their currencies down, and there’s very little Australia can do about it, writes Alan Kohler. The currency war will be on in earnest in 2013 as the United States, Europe, Japan and China all step up efforts to get their exchange rates down. This ... Read More »

Australians speak out against high-frequency trading on the ASX

High-frequency trading

The rise in algorithmic and high frequency trading (HFT) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and global stock exchanges has raised considerable alarm among investors, analysts and other market participants. In an effort to ascertain perceptions in the market relating to algorithmic trading and HFT and the impact both have on investor sentiment, activities and decisions, one of Australasia’s leading ... Read More »

Jamie Dimon just admitted to the world that JPM’s assets are overvalued by $150 billion

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JPM’s $150 Billion FDIC Reality Adjustment Reuters published an exclusive story this morning: U.S. banks told to make secret plans for preventing collapse Buried in the final paragraph: In a presentation in March, JPMorgan Chase said it had a recovery plan in place and said it was ordered by regulators. The presentation was organized by Harvard Law School and was ... Read More »

High-frequency trading out of control on Wall Street

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Wednesday morning’s stock snafu had a familiar ring to it — mysterious volume in trades that simply could not have been made by a human comes surging out of nowhere, causing brief but acute market mayhem. By now, many players on trading floors have gotten used to the disruptions that can come from the highly automated new world of high-frequency trading. ... Read More »

The War on Silver

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It has taken more than 25 years for me to fully comprehend a conclusion that I never wanted to reach, namely, that there is an organized war against the price of silver that has come to include the US Government. I think the US Government involvement came into being almost accidently, but even if it was an accident of sorts, ... Read More »

The frightening black swan nobody is talking about – Eric Sprott

Eric Sprott

Today billionaire Eric Sprott spoke with King World News about his greatest fear.  Sprott literally shocked KWN by saying, “My biggest black swan, Eric, is that I think I’ll be right one day.  My worry is that one day they just shut everything down.” Sprott, who is Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, also added, “They (central planners) say, ‘You know ... Read More »

Expect a tidal wave entrance into gold – Gerald Celente

gold tidal wave Gerald Celente King World News

Today top trends forecaster Gerald Celente discussed gold at length, as well as other important trends with King World News.  Celente is the founder of Trends Research, and the man many consider to be the top trends forecaster in the world.  Celente predicted, “a tidal wave entrance into gold,” because “the entire financial system is in collapse.”   But first, here is what ... Read More »