In A Critical Update, Eric Sprott Dissects This Week’s Mauling of Silver:
What They’re Really After is Silver.  The HUGE Short Position in Silver, if it Ever Got Out of Control, Every Dollar Up is $1 BILLION in Losses. They’re Trying to Get it Under Control, But They Can’t Get the Longs to Capitulate! 

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:

I had evidence that Deutsche Bank’s audits were fake. Both stonewalled the evidence. BaFin appeals to have closed its investigation against Deutsche Bank within forty-eight hours of gold and silver rigging lawsuit B40BM021 hitting Anshu Jain’s email box on 25 January 2015 at 23:06.
The evidence itself yields a paper trail from the executives to the ground peronnel who would be responsible for the gold rigging and the faking of audits:

Fed up waiting for a silver lining? The manipulators want you to be as good as gold.  Get angry and make things right in the English Courts!
Your participation and a global response could change the future of precious metals pricing and bring about true price discovery!  Stand up, be counted and join our manipulation class- action now!
OUR CLASS ACTION CURRENTLY RELATES to anyone WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR OR INVESTMENT ORGANISATION,  WORLDWIDE  who has invested in either gold/silver related investment instruments which include, without limitation: the following products:
 

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.

How long can the Gold & Silver market suppression persist? Is JP Morgan hoarding massive amounts of silver, and when will their strategy change to let the market run long?
The End May Come Overnight, but GATA Chairman Bill Murphy Reveals the Signals to Watch For That Will Precede Metal Demand Overwhelming Supply and Prices ROARING Back With a Vengeance:

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

“This crime is already 285 times bigger than the LIBOR scandal, and 500 times bigger than Madoff’s swindle. It is, in fact, the largest, most destructive financial crime in history.”

Stewart Dougherty Explains Why Gold & Silver Manipulation is the Biggest Financial Crime OF ALL TIME:

Gold & Silver Analyst Harvey Organ Joins the Show This Week For A FASCINATING Conversation:

“This Is A Historic Moment.  From A Physical Market Perspective, THIS IS DIFFERENT!” 
In A Riveting 52 Minute Inteview, London Trader Andrew Maguire Explains Why He Believes the Time to Buy Gold and Silver Is NOW:

This price pummeling [of gold and silver this week] is absolutely state-of-the-art Psy-Op…managed by the Fed and Bank State, using the most sophisticated techniques developed over decades by the CIA and related agencies.

While We Witness Another Blatant MASSIVE Paper Take-Down of the Gold & Silver Markets, Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie Answers the Question On Every PM Investor’s Mind:
Are We Nearing THE END Of Gold Manipulation?

Since mid-December 2016, when gold appears to have bottomed out from the manipulated price “correction” that began in August, gold has been trading in defiance of the Fed’s attempts at price control.
Yesterday’s trading action is case in point: