Things That Make You Go Hmmm.... Such As The CFTC's "Endless" Investigation Of Silver Manipulation

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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:07 | 1300777 MikeNYC
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Pirhanas only take little bites at a time, anyway.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:24 | 1300820 nope-1004
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As long as investors continue to play the paper game, the Crimex and CFTC will act criminal and manipulate.  If you take physical delivery, then all this shit about position limits and margin requirements means nothing.


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:30 | 1300834 Oracle of Kypseli
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Pay the extra commission and buy coins and bars direct from several oulets. What's the problem? Why bother with the thieves? it will cost you time and money.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:55 | 1300872 Michael Victory
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agreed, stack it.

Why buy silver bullion?

How about because it won't ever go to zero.


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:44 | 1301631 Papasmurf
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Why is that website registered to a nonexistent address?   Seems to be registered to Michael V.


I guess that makes your remark SPAM.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:57 | 1300879 mrgneiss
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Alright, what loser junked this post...........WTF is wrong with you???  Rhetorical.......

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:55 | 1300940 disabledvet
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"there is no interest on it." in effect the CME is acting as a "shadow Fed" and by raising margin (interest) rates is in my view "confirming what we already know is a problem in Europe" namely that "interest rates still matter" at a minimum in determining risk profile--but "at a maximum" in both "determining an end" although perhaps "simply providing a return." Sovreign defaults have historically been unheard of (just print your way out of it!) but since Argentina of only a decade ago defaulted suddenly "it's appearing everywhere and all at the same time." Gold and silver is of course money.  But so is God.  And in America as we all know "God is oil."

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 23:06 | 1301046 Questionmark
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Sorry for highjacking this top spot but I just saw this video on facebook and wanted to share it with zerohedge. It seems pretty relevant these days and made me lol.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 02:23 | 1301222 DoChenRollingBearing
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I too regret hijacking this prime real estate, but...  Please don't kick me off, Tyler, for this...


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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 05:09 | 1301269 Michael
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I'm repeating my comments from the Greece thread in case you missed it. Check out that thread for the time stamps.

They just mentioned this article on CNBC World in the last few minutes.

I am totally appalled at this.

They have no right to elevate themselves to our level of understanding using us in that manner.



I bought a 2750sf new house for next to nothing paid in cash 10c on the dollar with no mortgage using the knowledge from this site and others on the Internet.

I'm buying hand over fist silver at $35 thanks to CNBC for helping drive the price down for me.

Not a word mentioned from them on the way up to $50, but they sure cheered it on the way down to $35 where I need it to be for a little while longer.

Please don't let them discover the silver bears videos on this site. Please!

CNBC World just mentioned Zero Hedge again in the last couple of minutes. Arrrgh! Can't we keep any secretes of counter deception tactics to ourselves for one freaking minute?

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 05:43 | 1301286 Michael
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Am I the only freaking person on the planet who realizes the reporters on CNBC are employees of the world central banking cartel? Throw me a freaking bone here. You cant be serious thinking they are independent journalists. Really!

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 06:57 | 1301325 acrabbe
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no, you are not alone. cnbc is pure entertainment. it can be enraging at times, but i have learned to zen myself in this bizarro world. fvck cnbc.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 05:45 | 1301288 macholatte
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I have had a lot of time to THINK because my wife has been out of town for over a week.


oops! She's home.

Never mind.


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 02:59 | 1301236 donpaulo
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Physical metals are the proper place to store value over time.

I bought some more today on spotmex


Mon, 05/23/2011 - 05:41 | 1301287 Chicken_Little
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#nope 1004, you're headed for yep-2012.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 17:19 | 1457614 Hremas
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Very good this post,clear and helpful.Forex Trading online.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:02 | 1300881 MikeNYC
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Totally off-topic, but...

Did AL Queda just take a Pakistani naval base?


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:09 | 1300884 mrgneiss
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Hey..........only the moron with the green hair is allowed to hijack threads...........get with the program........

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:44 | 1300933 john39
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just our CIA and al-cia-du independent contractors hard at work trying to start wwIII

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:38 | 1300920 SoCalBusted
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These people can go fuck themselves.  So worried about silver, but what about HFT?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:39 | 1300923 Tail Dogging The Wag
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... while the CFTC continues to "investigate" you can diversify your portfolio.

In times of change you need new alternatives and new ideas.

Land in Panama is one of the most undervalued assets in 2011.


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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 05:48 | 1301290 macholatte
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go peddle your dirt somewhere else.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 08:00 | 1301381 GetZeeGold
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Position's not only a good's the law. It's just that we're not going to enforce them right now.

Maybe later....yes....later sounds good.

Screw that whole 3 part government system.....we're the law, the kings, and the sheriff.....all in one.

....and we don't have to show you no stinking badges.



Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:04 | 1300778 lunaticfringe
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The eternal investigation continues simply because the CFTC is nothing other than a bag man for big bank manipulators- the issuers of worthless fiat. At this point, I could give a shit less about any regulating body...they have proven time and time again they are not interested in a level playing field...just tilting for their elite cronies. We get it assholes.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:23 | 1300816 JW n FL
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we wont stop.. and i told ya we wont stop...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:46 | 1300855 Hugh G Rection
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Hey CFTC, Your mother's ass is so big when she sits down she's 3 feet taller.


Silver bitchez

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:26 | 1300825 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am afraid the Lunatic Fringe has it correct.

Hey!  As the Bearing has just finished basic training in the Tinfoil Hat Brigade, I URGENTLY need advice from any of my Superiors here at ZH!

Should I join the Space Batallion?  Looks fun...

Or the Lunatic Fringe Batallion?  Looks good too.

Or other suggestions?  Inquiring Bearings and THB members want to know!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 22:15 | 1300973 slewie the pi-rat
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maybe stay autonomous, DC;  don't lose your bearings.

keep your hat on!


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 22:32 | 1301009 goldsaver
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DCRB, is there any method that I can contact you? Need info on your neck of the woods in SA.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 01:05 | 1301174 Mariposa de Oro
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My Dearest DoChen, How many times need I remind you NOT to wear the hat out in public?  If you do, you won't be invited to the good parties.  Thus, you must LOOK like a sheeple (take off the damn hat) and SPEAK like a sheeple (stop talking about the damn hat).  If you fail to do the above, it's re-education for you, my little catapillar....


Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:05 | 1300779 Jreb
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Holy hell - no silver bitchez??? Did everyone take the day off here?? WTF? Maybe the rapture only hit ZH posters...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:11 | 1300796 topcallingtroll
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Yeah the zeal for silver is waning. Is this a bottom?

I am looking for signs of.distribution versus consolidation, but i suspect at this point its moves will be based on macro economic trends which are hard to predict.

Everyone should have some gold and silver. Just dont bet the ranch bitchez.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:25 | 1300815 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $1500, both points.

5% - 20% in gold / silver seems about right to the Bearing, who is at 12% PMs.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:33 | 1300833 Diatribe
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I'm guessing you don't care about 88% of your money...

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:41 | 1300842 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am VERY diversified.  If I could put a small percentage of my assets in another UNIVERSE, I would.



If we get to FOFOA's $55k, then my 12% jumps a LOT.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:41 | 1300853 Hulk
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Yes, but the hangover is going to be a real bitch!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:52 | 1300866 topcallingtroll
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I believe it will be a kinder, gentler change of status.quo as we slowly lose our standard of living.

But by we I really mean all of you!

( sorry..I am a troll!)

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:59 | 1300878 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hulk, re the hangover at our Really Big Party, well that's just too damn bad!  If by hangover you mean from our current predicament, I agree, the hangover will be REALLY BAD.

top, what a terrible troll you are!  Yeah, all of you who do not have the best diversification (and wealth preservation mechanism) in town: physical gold!

Oro putaz!

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 22:43 | 1301020 Kevin... Who su...
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O.K.  I tried to google "Oro putaz" and came back with"bullshit"


What dose it mean?

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 22:51 | 1301030 Hephasteus
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Sun, 05/22/2011 - 22:57 | 1301040 johny2
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Auro, or, oro, ouro are words used to describe gold. 

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:27 | 1300906 tmosley
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Yup.  Even my five percent would go above half, if such a move was not accompanied by ANY rise in silver.  Which is unlikely to say the least.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 09:29 | 1301591 au_bayitch
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I had something to reply but after looking staring at your avatar I've forgot.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 04:40 | 1301260 Rynak
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Don't know about others, but my impression is that most people who are interested in physical silver, are currently waiting... either because they did already buy at the current levels, or because they think it will go lower. Not much to talk about, when one is waiting and the price doesn't do much besides of moving up and down between 33-36$.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:53 | 1300867 XenoFrog
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Too busy stacking up my supply into a little play fort.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:30 | 1300910 Pullmyfinger
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I'm stacking mine into a Large play fort.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 21:46 | 1300932 Imminent Crucible
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I'm waiting for someone to add "I'm stacking mine into Fort Knox."

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 20:10 | 1300783 topcallingtroll
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The COMEX will eventually have some competition. Free competition solves virtually all human maladies.

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 23:24 | 1301068 pupton
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I just read that the shanghai exchange will start trading silver by the end of the year. COMEX will have some competition if that happens, right.

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 03:57 | 1301249 Nate H
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" Free competition solves virtually all human maladies."


That was true on an empty planet.  Now we're gliding on a different part of the polynomial.

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