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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

UBS precious metals manipulation

UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the ...

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JP Morgan accumulating world’s largest physical silver hoard

Jamie Dimon JP Morgan

Why in the world has JP Morgan accumulated more than 55 million ounces of physical silver? Since early 2012, JP Morgan’s stockpile has grown from less than 5 million ounces of physical silver to more than 55 million ounces of physical silver. Clearly, someone over at JP Morgan is convinced that physical silver is a great ...

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UBS fined for silver price manipulation

Precious metals silver

Switzerland’s regulator found “serious misconduct” by UBS employees in precious metals trading, particularly with silver, as part of its review of the bank’s foreign-exchange business. Electronic chats played a “key” role in the improper conduct in foreign exchange and precious metals trading, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, or Finma, said in ...

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US Mint sells out of Silver Eagles due to ‘tremendous’ demand

American Silver Eagle

The U.S. Mint said on Wednesday it has temporarily sold out of its American Eagle silver bullion coins following “tremendous” demand in the past several weeks. In a statement sent to its biggest U.S. coin wholesalers, the U.S. Mint says it will continue to produce 2014-dated coins. The Mint will ...

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Government is ‘robbing’ citizens of their wealth through inflation

Inflation ahead sign

Political commentator and freedom advocate Floyd Brown knows what the U.S. government is up to, and he’s calling Washington on it. In this one-on-one interview, find out why the president of the Western Center for Journalism believes Americans are systematically robbed of their savings through a deliberate devaluation of the ...

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Asia facing shortage of silver

Physical silver bars

In my last piece entitled “Exciting Times: A whole new price discovery paradigm is literally around the corner”, I had mentioned that we need to stop looking at the COMEX for a physical default, as they have all the paper tools and games to cover up any physical shortages – at ...

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Barclays fined £26 million for manipulating price of gold for a decade

Barclays capital gold price rigging

It was almost inevitable: a week after we wrote “From Rothschild To Koch Industries: Meet The People Who “Fix” The Price Of Gold” and days after “Barclays’ Head Of Gold Trading, And Gold “Fixer”, Is Leaving The Bank“, earlier today the UK Financial Conduct Authority finally formalized what most in ...

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London’s silver price fix to end after nearly 120 years

London city pic

Following a crackdown on precious metal manipulation by various European regulators (mostly Germany’s BaFin, recall “Precious Metals Manipulation Worse Than Libor Scandal, German Regulator Says“), which led to the shocking outcome that Deutsche Bank would pull out of the London gold and silver fixing committees, the London Silver Market Fixing ...

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JP Morgan Commodity Chief Blythe Masters leaves the sinking ship

Blythe Masters

A week ago we wrote: ‘While it has been public for a long time that i) JPM is eager to sell its physical commodities business and ii) the most likely buyer was little known Swiss-based Mercuria, there was nothing definitive released by JPM. Until moments ago, when Jamie Dimon formally announced ...

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