Right now most of the blatant manipulation appears to be connected to the London p.m. gold fix activity on the LBMA.
We believe it’s evidence of a growing shortage of physical gold available to deliver into India, China and other gold-buying countries
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PM Fund Manager Dave Kranzler Explains:

Anti-gold apologists will attribute the remarkable move higher in the price of gold this week to the heightened geopolitical tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Syria plus the North Korea situation.
While this might have had some influence on the price move in gold,
the primary drivers are economic, financial and structural.

The commandeering of a country by elitists begins by eliminating real money and replacing it with a fraudulent fiat currency.  But the eastern hemisphere is moving in an opposite direction as the west.
Russia and China have quietly struck an agreement laying the groundwork to replace the U.S. dollar’s reserve status with a gold-backed currency system:

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Are the Gold & Silver Shorts About to Receive A Religious Experience?
Fund Manager Dave Kranzler Joins the Show to Break Down the Largest Decline in COMEX Gold Open Interest We’ve Ever Seen…

Just like the artificial paper markets in New York and London that are used to keep the price of gold and silver from rising, the western stock markets are prevented from falling by a web synthetic derivative securities and fraudulent financial reporting applications.
Never before in history have stock market valuations been more disconnected from the underlying fundamental economic reality.

Several “black swans” are looming which could inflict a financial nuclear accident on the U.S. markets and financial system.   I say “black swans” in quotes because a limited audience is aware of these issues – potentially catastrophic problems that are curiously ignored by the mainstream financial media and financial markets.
The most immediate problem is this:

The Economy Fell Off a Cliff Months Ago, the Markets Just Don’t Know It Yet…

Seriously? “Simon Black” (it’s a nom de plume) wrote an article titled “Demand For Physical Is Collapsing.”  He focused on retail bullion demand numbers. To claim that the global demand for physical gold is collapsing is seeded in either ignorance or mal-intent.
The Black article purports the idea that retail bullion sales represents global demand for gold and silver.
Nothing could be further from the truth:

The Fed knows as well as anyone that the economy is tanking.
With the default rate on subprime auto loans beginning to hit double-digits, the next phase in the automobile credit market will likely be credit implosion crisis.