Because of the recent furious decline in value of real and paper silver, and the belief by many that manipulation is the major (if not only) cause, I have been asked what might be done to force the non-regulating regulator, the CFTC, to begin regulating in regard to the existing concentration.
After studying the silver futures market since the days of C.V. Myers—and focusing on it intensely for the past several years—my opinion is that if there has been, and currently is, a concentration in the silver market, it would constitute not only manipulation but consequently the disruption of market integrity, and the prevention of fair competition among silver investors, speculators, hedgers and others. Certainly, the esteemed Ted Butler has made an overwhelming case that there has been, and currently is, such a concentration/manipulation.
In light of the CFTC’s foot-dragging in concluding its unreasonably delayed investigation and/or required report concerning concentration /manipulation, I have been considering how to break the self-created CFTC log-jam that has caused incalculable financial losses as a result of the uncertainty engendered by the apparently languishing investigation.
As I will fully develop below, a lawsuit is feasible that will force either the Director of Investigations and/or the Commission itself to disgorge the Report of the CFTC’s four-year-plus investigation into concentration in the silver futures market. The hope would be that the investigation’s conclusions, either way, will allow investors, speculators, hedgers and others to make rational decisions, unlike currently when the concentration skewers free market choices and decisions.
Below is only the outline for a lawsuit, not the Petition itself.