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Apparently, the delay in publication of the blockbuster story on PM manipulation involving gov’t collusion by renowned financial journalist William Cohan comes down to this:

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GATA Chairman Bill Murphy joins Finance & Liberty for an in-depth interview discussing: 

- Why Manipulation of Gold & Silver Prices have de-coupled from the fundamentals
– Current Gold & Silver Fundamentals and Outlook going forward
- Why NOW is an historic opportunity to acquire physical Gold & Silver
Murphy’s full interview is below: 

With great persistence and a little encouragement from GATA our friend R.B. in Britain has more or less solved the mystery of the Financial Times’ quick deletion from its Internet site of its February 24 report about gold market manipulation, “Fears Over Gold Price Rigging Put Investors on Alert; German and UK Regulators Investigate.”
The explanation is pretty much what one might expect: For the Financial Times, one of the many news organizations to which GATA repeatedly has provided its full documentation of gold price suppression by Western central banks – the issue is simply too “sensitive.”

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GATA Chairman Bill Murphy joins The Doc & Eric Dubin on this week’s show to discuss: 

  • Why Murphy believes JPMorgan accumulated vast stores of PHYSICAL SILVER into the 2011 top while shorting the paper market, and has used the physical stockpiles to smash silver lower over the past 3 years- resulting in a paper fortune for JPM, but that the market action over the past 2 months indicates JPM has RUN OUT OF PHYSICAL SILVER to manipulate prices down!
  • Gold & silver’s trading in the wake of the MH17 tragedy- Murphy explains why the cartel never allow the PMs to hold their gains from an international crisis
  • Big money responds to early week take-down of gold & silver with massive physical buying- signs we may be in the early stages of a massive sustained run for the metals
  • The GATA Chairman provides his current outlook for gold & silver, and states that the next rally will see the most volatile and explosive moves to the upside for gold & silver of the entire bull market!

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & GATA Chairman Bill Murphy is below: 

gold manipulationWe already know that what is reported by the mainstream media all across the political spectrum – from MSNBC to Fox News – is largely highly scripted, distorted and controlled by the Government.
But the news coverage of the gold market manipulation is the most highly contained information next to defense and espionage.
The New York Times’ “Dealbook” blog  wrote an article yesterday smearing the recent lawsuits filed against the big banks for gold market manipulation.  It described the nature of the lawsuits as being seeded in conspiracy theory and it referenced GATA as a group of “offbeat activists.”
The piece below is in response. 

freefallThe oppressive and illegal manipulation of the gold market is starting to show unintended consequences again.  At the beginning of April the LBMA (London) gold forward rate (GOFO) turned negative again.  It’s been getting more negative every day this month.
From January 1, 1989 – July 7, 2013, there were only seven days in which a negative GOFO was observed.   But since 7/7/2103, GOFO has been negative more than 55% of the time.  In other words, the market for physical gold that can be delivered into the custody of the buyer has never been tighter.

The distinguished analysts from Goldman Sachs have reiterated their 2014 forecast for gold to hit $1,050 by the end of the year.
Goldman has a serious motivation for throwing the paper price of gold under the bus.  You see… Goldman is by far the weakest and most vulnerable bank when it comes to its Assets to Derivatives ratio.  Not only does Goldman rank DEAD LAST compared to the other banks in this ratio, it does so with flying colors.

tyler-durden-zero-hedge-The stench of a well-trodden cow pasture is emanating from the Zerohedge article which tries to blame the decline in the price of gold during 2013 on China’s use of a complicated commodities financing structure.   Long time readers know that I always give ZH credit for digging up a lot of information and news items that we might otherwise miss.   It is invaluable in that respect.  However, Zerohedge has historically missed the boat with respect to knowledge and understanding of the precious metals market.
Zerohedge has tried to connect the price-action in the price of gold during 2013 with the amount of gold futures selling which accompanies the CCFD gold transactions for the purposes of hedging.
Zerohedge’s analysis of China’s gold buying is fundamentally flawed, and totally wrong.
The REAL reason that China was able to import over 2,000 tonnes of gold in 2013 without the price being driven a lot higher is due to 3 factors:

launch rocket verticalOur friends Alasdair Macleod and Bill Murphy joined Finance & Liberty for a MUST WATCH interview on the metals.
Macleod dropped a bombshell of a prediction regarding his gold outlook for 2014:

I mean the gold is gone- its been cornered by China and it is so miss-priced as to be ridiculous.   I think if there is any surprise, it will be just how high the price of gold goes over the course of this year.  And I think that it could well go considerably higher than the $2,000 price that Bill Murphy just mentioned.

Alasdair Macleod & Bill Murphy’s full MUST WATCH interview is below:

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eplosive gold rallyGATA’s Bill Murphy joins The Doc & Eric Dubin this week to discuss:

  • Friday’s massive cartel raid on the metals as gold pummeled by $25, and silver by nearly $1 on the NFP release
  • Ukraine crisis rapidly escalating as Russia has halted ammo exports to the US, both sides threaten economic war & retaliation, and Russia invades Ukranian Air Force Base in Crimea late Friday
  • SD Exclusive Report: After hundreds of BBB complaints over 6 month delays shipping bullion to customers, Tulving Company goes out of business
  • Bill discusses the latest on BaFin’s PM investigation, and whether GATA might be involved in assisting the German regulators
  • Murphy provides his outlook for the metals, and makes the case why gold and silver will become explosive within a month!

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & GATA’s Bill Murphy is below:

Thanks to a tip from an SD reader, we have discovered the US’ official bar list of “Deep Storage Gold”  held at Fort Knox, Denver, and West Point, buried in a PDF file on the House Financial Services website.
Updated on Sept 30th, 2010, the document provides a full bar inventory including total bars, weights, and fineness of the US Deep Storage Gold reserves.  

For all those inquiring minds wondering how much if any of the US’ gold reserve remains, the official US Deep Storage Gold bar list is below:

Chinese aunties buyng gold for sale in TaiyuanWeekly Chinese Gold Demand Transcends Global Mining Production, Again.
All over the media we have seen extreme gold shopping sprees around new year and at the Lunar year in China.
This resulted in an all time Chinese gold demand record in January – which accounted for 246 tons.
It seems the Chinese are in a state to buy all the physical gold that can be supplied.

These two photos were taken yesterday by my uncle in a gold shop in Beijing. People are buying gold like groceries

Jamie DimonJim Rickards on gold & silver’s continued rally overnight Sunday and early Monday while the banks & COMEX are closed:
That’s what happens when you take manipulators’ toys away!

rocketAs the price of natural gas topped above $5 Thursday, Gold finally surpassed the psychological $1,300 level.  This is quite interesting as the largest gold producer on the planet, Barrick just released its Q4 2013 results showing  “All-in costs” for mining gold at $1,317 an ounce.
As record demand for the yellow metal continues in 2014, the current price of gold is still below the total cost of production from one of the largest gold miners in the world.The problem now plaguing the mining and energy industry is the huge increase in capital expenditures as prices remain flat (oil) or decline (gold).
The gold market isn’t trading on fundamentals whatsoever.  The Gold Market could explode at any moment.
2014 may indeed be the pivotal year for the financial markets.  There are so many negative factors going forward, I believe the broader stock & bond markets will finally succumb to the weight of the Hundred Trillion Dollar Derivative Monster.

17 silverThe U.S. believes in paper dollars and an unbacked debt based currency. Such currency can be created with little more than a few keystrokes on a Federal Reserve computer. Would the Fed and the U.S. government sell gold into the world market to slow the inevitable weakening of the U.S. dollar? Would the Fed and the U.S. government ship (via intermediaries) substantial quantities of gold to China to prevent dumping of T-bonds and dollars? Are gold sales a “delaying action” to extend the reserve currency status of the U.S. dollar?
What will happen to world bond and stock markets if confidence in the financial system evaporates? Would confidence in the financial system be damaged if the world became aware that most of the gold supposedly stored in government and central bank vaults in the western world is “missing?” Is this the primary reason why the U. S. gold vaults have not been audited for over 50 years?