As the 30 year charts below clearly demonstrate, since 2011 the powers-that-be have done a great job levitating paper markets and suppressing commodities markets. They have considerable resources, massive quantities of fiat currency, considerable influence over the media and government statistics, and the power of the banking cartel and “printing press” behind them.
They possess the motive, means and opportunity, so there should be no surprise at their success levitating paper markets.
But really, how long can fiat paper markets be levitated? There are signs of strain everywhere: