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Here Is The FT's Gold Price Manipulation Article That Was Removed

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Two days ago the FT released a clear, informative and fact-based article, titled simply enough "Gold price rigging fears put investors on alert" in which author Madison Marriage, citing a report by the Fideres consultancy, revealed that global gold prices may have been manipulated on 50 per cent of occasions between January 2010 and December 2013.

To those who hve been following the price action of gold in the past four years, gold manipulation is not only not surprising, but accepted and widely appreciated (because like the Chinese those who buy gold would rather do so at artificially low rather than artificially high fiat prices) and at this point, after every other product has been exposed to be blatantly and maliciously manipulated by the banking estate, it is taken for granted that the central banks' primary fiat alternative, and biggest threat to the monetary status quo, has not avoided a comparable fate.

What is surprising is that where the FT article once was, readers can now find only this:



And since we can only assume the article has been lost to FT readers due to some server glitch, and not due to post-editorial consorship or certainly an angry phone call from the Bank of England or some comparable institution, we are happy to recreate it in its entirety. Just in case someone is curious why gold price rigging fears should put investors on alert.

Gold price rigging fears put investors on alert

By Madison Marriage

Global gold prices may have been manipulated on 50 per cent of occasions between January 2010 and December 2013, according to analysis by Fideres, a consultancy.

The findings come amid a probe by German and UK regulators into alleged manipulation of the gold price, which is set twice a day by Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and Société Générale in a process known as the “London gold fixing”.

Fideres’ research found the gold price frequently climbs (or falls) once a twice-daily conference call between the five banks begins, peaks (or troughs) almost exactly as the call ends and then experiences a sharp reversal, a pattern it alleged may be evidence of “collusive behaviour”.

“[This] is indicative of panel banks pushing the gold price upwards on the basis of a strategy that was likely predetermined before the start of the call in order to benefit their existing positions or pending orders,” Fideres concluded.

“The behaviour of the gold price is very suspicious in 50 per cent of cases. This is not something you would expect to see if you take into account normal market factors,“ said Alberto Thomas, a partner at Fideres.

Alasdair Macleod, head of research at GoldMoney, a dealer in physical gold, added: “When the banks fix the price, the advantage they have is that they know what orders they have in the pocket. There is a possibility that they are gaming the system.”

Pension funds, hedge funds, commodity trading advisers and futures traders are most likely to have suffered losses as a result, according to Mr Thomas, who said that many of these groups were “definitely ready” to file lawsuits.

Daniel Brockett, a partner at law firm Quinn Emanuel, also said he had spoken to several investors concerned about potential losses.

“It is fair to say that economic work suggests there are certain days when [the five banks] are not only tipping their clients off, but also colluding with one another,” he said.

Matt Johnson, head of distribution at ETF Securities, one of the largest providers of exchange traded products, said that if gold price collusion is proven, “investors in products with an expiry price based around the fixing could have been badly impacted”.

Gregory Asciolla, a partner at Labaton Sucharow, a US law firm, added: “There are certainly good reasons for investors to be concerned. They are paying close attention to this and if the investigations go somewhere, it would not surprise me if there were lawsuits filed around the world.”

All five banks declined to comment on the findings, which come amid growing regulatory scrutiny of gold and precious metal benchmarks.

BaFin, the German regulator, has launched an investigation into gold-price manipulation and demanded documents from Deutsche Bank. The bank last month decided to end its role in gold and silver pricing. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is also examining how the price of gold and other precious metals is set as part of a wider probe into benchmark manipulation following findings of wrongdoing with respect to Libor and similar allegations with respect to the foreign exchange market.

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has reportedly held private meetings to discuss gold manipulation, but declined to confirm or deny that an investigation was ongoing.

h/t Noel


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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:40 | 4478584 cynicalskeptic
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Memory hole at work.......

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:47 | 4478609 wintermute
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Government "researchers" already in place at the FT in London??

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:59 | 4478651 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Madison Marriage"?? Seriously? Is that a real name??

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:01 | 4478654 suteibu
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Edit.  Never mind.  It's a freckle-faced woman.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:06 | 4478666 CognacAndMencken
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The Financial Times has just commented on the removal of the story (Page 1 of their homepage):


"While The Financial Times strives to achieve the highest benchmarks of financial journalism and business reporting, we also understand the demographic of certain articles is vastly different than others. It is for this reason that we have temporarily pulled all articles relating to gold, silver and the possible manipulation of those markets.  We are editing them to include simple language, colorful pictures, pie graphs, conspiracy nonsense and barnyard machismo.  Thank you for your patience as cater to this small, weird cult.  All articles will be made available again after 9am GMT."  


Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:14 | 4478707 JohnnyBriefcase
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They forgot to add "bitchez!" at the end.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:29 | 4478765 Stackers
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FT is owned by the Rothschilds. Of course it was taken down quickly.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:38 | 4478792 gmrpeabody
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"The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has reportedly held private meetings to discuss gold manipulation, but declined to confirm or deny that an investigation was ongoing."

I never would have thought that...., NOT.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:15 | 4478885 sunaJ
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I love this double-standard world we live in - where those with the cash get the slap on the wrist with civil court settlements and meager penalties in contrast to the graft.  If I knew I was criminally above the law, and the consequence of my criminal actions could result in a fee that is below what has been stolen, then hell yeah, any douchebag that has set himself out in this world to only make money will see that the real "money" is in banking.  Until some government, somewhere, has the balls to call these fuckers out in criminal proceedings, all is lost.  If a banker coward (which is what these people really are) sees other cowards being led away in handcuffs because they are doing the same thing he is doing, then that is a pretty good deterrence.  Umm, fractional penalties to the actus reus (assuming the slim chance you are even caught) are not any sort of deterrence.  Well, the turds have all floated to the surface in this financial crime bubble that has to pop.  I have argued for several years that you actually have your criminal pool right in front of us, but they have been blessed by no prosecution or intervention.  So, where is a rational someone supposed to go with those observations?  I didn't for a long time, but I believe it is all part of a game between government and private/corporate entities.  Now, if FT, JPM, DOJ or you, yourself would like to comment on those observations, I'm all ears.  Otherwise, I believe we have the very definition of fascism - "regulators" and corporate entities colluding to bring about a profitable conclusion.  It IS criminal, and should not be forgotten as such.  Obviously, Madison Marriage didn't get the company memo.


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:48 | 4479019 Pinto Currency
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The primary issue is that the LBMA sees trading volume of 900x the daily global gold mine production each and every trading day. 

And this trading volume (before end of day netting between banks) is of trading instruments levered 100:1 paper to physical.

The LBMA is structured this way and it swamps this dominant gold market with ficticious paper trading to set the price of actual physical gold trading.

Have not yet seen that in the over the decades that this fraud has been pertetrated on the LBMA.

The Gold Fix is a side issue compared to the paper trade on the LBMA.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:57 | 4479147 Pinto Currency
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The gold rig is falling apart which is why we are seeing the FT and, today, the WSJ come out with these stories rationalizing the LBMA Gold Fix.

They are, too late, trying to save some semblance of credibility for the post gold price explosion because the hammer is falling.

The world's gold is being swept away as the London / NY paper price rig only works while few understand and the vast majority sit happily holding their paper certificates of gold. 

Next come Ferrari certificates.

You can buy and hold a Ferrari certificate, which is just like a Ferrari, for $50.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:20 | 4479362 GetZeeGold
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Due to inclimate weather....the CFTC is closed until further notice.


Sargent Schultz - CFTC spokesman

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:18 | 4479470 SoilMyselfRotten
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Who the hell let that camel get his nose under the tent??

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:09 | 4479719 tarsubil
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$50 for a Ferrari is a pretty great price. But why would I take delivery? Ferraris are difficult to store.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:23 | 4480329 Pinto Currency
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Well exactly.

Just hold the certificate and imagine that red Ferrari that you own - with no storage or maintenance.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:01 | 4479065 sunaJ
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Precisely, so a billion bucks in fines for this one, and perhaps a few billion dollar fines for the complete fraud of which you speak, and you still have a viable business model, so why should a money-lovin' douchebag "god-worker" have any gumption to obey the "law"?  Yet you go to jail for a felony if you take a flat screen TV from walmart?  Well, of course people loot, they are reflections of our society. If you want to hold looters responsible, then hold bankers responsible.  But that would require government to hold up the constitution under Amendment 14.


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:14 | 4479225 UselessEater
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Private prisons profit the bankers hence suiciding makes financial sense -no point wasting valuable real estate space in a jail on a banker better to fill it with fresh money from us rentiers.......

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:18 | 4479092 Cacete de Ouro
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The main LBMA committees are the bullion banks. The LBMA chief executive is just a puppet...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:23 | 4479233 Four chan
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:26 | 4479330 Gavrikon
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I approve of your avatar.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:21 | 4479366 GetZeeGold
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His face is up there man.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 14:21 | 4490016 KnightTakesKing
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Hopfully Madison Marriage doesn't have a nail gun in her garage. I would hate to read that she was suicided.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:09 | 4478910 Bananamerican
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:18 | 4478938 TruthInSunshine
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You can rest assured that the FT got some calls from some VICB&R (central bankers & "regulators") after running this story, and...presto! ... It's gone.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:38 | 4478996 Pool Shark
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Gold Manipulation?

I've been Manipulating gold for years; I especially like to handle those 1-ounce Gold Eagles and roll them over my fingers like this:


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:55 | 4479049 Soul Glow
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When it comes to manipulation, I think Miss Silver Queen does it best -

Sexy Silver Vlog #4) Junk Silver, Government Minted, Low Price Bullion Option!:

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 02:27 | 4479180 Pool Shark
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Wow, I thought I was well-stacked!



Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:13 | 4479359 johngaltfla
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Just remember: The internet is now sanitized daily by the central bankers and national governments. Try and do any research on Obama administration officials and you'll find that their life histories, collegiete papers and records, or any negative news articles prior to their entry into government have been conveniently vanished. The Republicrats are no better as they have learned this trick also. If the Fed had its way ZH would have everything referring to the 2007-2009 financial crisis erased or the website zapped completely.

Orwell would be proud.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:14 | 4478925 Spumoni
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"Goooooold, Bitchez!"....its around here somewhere! You guys catch the Saddle Ridge story today? A lot of gold found in tin cans high and dry, fer crissake! Google up 'Saddle Ridge Cache' or 'Hoard' or something like that, after Saddle Ridge.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:35 | 4479113 Karl Danneskjold
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lol, good one.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:37 | 4479501 villainvomit
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puter glitch won't let me give you a greenie.

Green Bitchez !

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:22 | 4478713 Scarlett
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Here's the author:

when they start history revision process you know it's time.  

gold is going to explode soon

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:25 | 4478750 e_goldstein
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Wonder if she's any good with a nailgun.

Bet we'll find out soon enough.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:41 | 4478808 gmrpeabody
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Faulty curling irons can be hazardous...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:15 | 4478931 Spumoni
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Yeah-check behind the apron.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:22 | 4479475 SoilMyselfRotten
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Is that a nailgun behind your apron or are you just happy to see me?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:51 | 4479253 X_mloclaM
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"Learn from Buba and demand delivery for true price of gold" still up ...

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:08 | 4479555 BennyBoy
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“London gold fixing”

For years they have been saying they "fix" the price of gold.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:15 | 4478710 IridiumRebel
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Starring Madison Marriage and Antonio Cajones in "Gold Schlonger Bar: Liquor in the Front, Poker in the rear."

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:24 | 4478746 Grande Tetons
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 07:42 | 4479416 Boomberg
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That's her married name. Before she got married her last name was Singleandlooking. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:18 | 4479572 irishlink
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Everything is now a fear game. Medicine, pension, health, kids education. House insurance. Health insurance rigged markets etc. Today every time you are exposed to a fear based suggestion take note. You will be surprised how many times it occurs each day. If you watch MSM you will have at least 5 by lunchtime. So they are manipulating the Gold market! What's new? We are manipulated.every second of our lives by something at this stage.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:00 | 4478657 SovietCong
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Not only did the article disappear and is nowhere to be found in the FT archive, but also there is absolutely NOTHING on gold in the commodity section of the paper. Seems very much like a gold purge and radio silence. One wonders why...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:27 | 4478757 wintermute
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They've learned well from Kim Jong Un's erasing of his uncle from the pages of history.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:33 | 4478987 Supernova Born
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The dog ate my homew...uncle.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:05 | 4479216 Balanced Integer
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Or rather...his "uncre."

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:42 | 4478804 Serfs Up
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I hate to be the bearer of obvious news, but the London Gold Fix is the least of the manipulations....mere penny skimming at the end of the day.

The real muggings always took place in the dead of night, or in broad daylight later on as 'they' became bolder, with 4,000 biggie contract dumpings in a few seconds.

This ain't your daddy's market and the London Gold Fix is like your grandpa's gentlemanly skimming operation.

Not unimportant news for the FT to report on, just not the center mass of the real story.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:07 | 4478906 Cacete de Ouro
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The Bank of England intervenes into the London Gold Fixes to try to be a 'moderating influence'... i.e to manipulate the price in a holding pattern.

If demand goes up the Bank of England adds supply orders via the chairman of the fixing, then they buy back on another day when it's less busy.

The Bank of England does not want anyone to know about their little corrupt trades

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:09 | 4479079 SilverIsKing
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There is no gold manipulation. Trader Dan Norcini said so and keeps saying so. Therefore, you're all wrong and Dan is right because he's an expert.

He says the smackdowns in thin trading are hedge funds, not some secret government operation. When people come on his site and claim manipulation, he lambasts them and challenges them to prove it.

I'm still waiting for him to prove that there is no manipulation.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:08 | 4479218 Balanced Integer
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Not saying that there is no manipulation, is Dan supposed to prove a negative?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:19 | 4479325 Lore
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Useless comment redacted. Don't ask me to prove it.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:23 | 4479580 SilverIsKing
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There has been a huge amount of evidence supporting the case that manipulation exists on many levels. He has done nothing to disprove any of it. All he has done is say it doesn't exist and what we have seen is normal trading activity. I agree with him that not every drop in price is due to manipulation but there's been enough uncovered to prove it does exist...unless one is ignorant or stupid.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:26 | 4479591 SilverIsKing
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Just look at the price action at 8am EST. That must be some hedge fund looking to sell and obtain the best

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:22 | 4480322 KingdomKum
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Norcini is and has always been a .gov tool  .  .  .

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:15 | 4481234 sgt_doom
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True, Serfs Up, you make an excellent point:  with the interrelated, interlinked and intercorrelated rigging of ALL the markets and rates:  LIBOR rate fixing, interest rate derivatives rates fixing, forex fixing, gold/silver/precious metals market fixing, naked short selling via the DTCC's Stock Borrow Program, etc., etc., is it no wonder that the banksters are under investigation that suddenly Gabriel Magee, the senior rates technologist in JPMorgan Chase's London HQ building, dies?

The Dead Bankers Recap:  (Reverse date order)


Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:07 | 4478669 palmereldritch
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Hidden video of them here supervising the Special Subscriptions:

(Note the vintage Twitter feed on the telescreen)

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:50 | 4478618 zorba THE GREEK
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F the manipulators and the horse they rode in on.

Gold and Silver are going exponentially higher and I hope

they get burned. Keep stacking my friends.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478624 kliguy38
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It was removed for our own protection......after all...muppets don't need more confusion

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:40 | 4478585 lostintheflood
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this is why i read zero hedge...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:02 | 4478663 Midas
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I used to read it for Money McBags' dick jokes, but I've stuck around for the financial articles.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:37 | 4478993 Urban Redneck
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McBags' articles or the pictures?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:57 | 4479055 Midas
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Up arrow if anyone remembers the photo that went with the hyperlink:   "these markets are more forward looking than a kid at Spring Break."

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:52 | 4479255 X_mloclaM
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Harry Wanger

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:43 | 4478594 A Lunatic
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Transitory transparency........

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:49 | 4478614 fonzannoon
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Check this out.

"Because paper money was illegal in California until the 1870s, he added, it’s extremely rare to find any coins from before that of such high quality."

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478628 A Lunatic
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How awesome is that?? I dream of such a find every year when out exploring the forgotten places of the West.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:20 | 4478731 Uber Vandal
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The only sad part about this is why the original owner never came back for them.

Was the person a miser driven by greed? Was the person ripped off before and vowed never to be ripped off again?

I guess we will never know.

BTW, imagine what condition Horse Blanket notes would be in if buried that long, or how corrupted a flash drive might be 100+ years from now if someone found a stash of bitcoins on it? (Sorry, could not resist)

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:43 | 4478815 superflex
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The really sad part is how the IRS is going to rape them.

Silence is golden

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:07 | 4478905 lunaticfringe
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No shit. They should learn to stfu.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:30 | 4479370 jerry_theking_lawler
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His boat sank! Did they find any guns and ammo with it as well??

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:50 | 4478843 Silveramada
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WOW! Gold LIBERTY HEAD(s) in MS 65/66/67 or more ...10's of thousand or more each 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:27 | 4478971 King_Julian
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Why would these idiots come forward? I guess they could sell the hoard and buy a new one, of greater weight due to the numismatic value. I'm guessing these folks would not think of doing that. Tragic.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:45 | 4478603 Smuckers
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...aaand it's Gox.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 07:23 | 4479402 tocointhephrase
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The pressure mounts 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:46 | 4478606 TheFourthStooge-ing
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"That would be wrong."
-- Blythe Masters

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:55 | 4479259 X_mloclaM
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Listen, I got a few things on her.

A: she invented the piano key necktie, and I'm all for free contracting, so long as sheep dont have to bail em out...

B: she's known, erroneously or otherwise, to saved a whole lotta fiat for those who can read between lines, and that's vewy cool

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:18 | 4479365 grekko
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Somebody find a rope.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:46 | 4478607 rosiescenario
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“When the banks fix the price, the advantage they have is that they know what orders they have in the pocket. There is a possibility that they are gaming the system.”


I'd rank that as the biggest understatement I have seen so far this year......


I'd also hazard a guess that the analysis indicating the banks were colluding 50% of the time is faulty.....110% sounds far more reasonable.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:38 | 4478793 ptolemy_newit
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Please they dont reallly manipullate for that long!

get together

make the call

order a drink

order the food

markets pump

check the mobile

maybe order another drink

eat the main

sell the order

who ever madde the most buys lunch.

meet you tomorrow guys, whos buying Ms madisson a nail gun?


Wed, 02/26/2014 - 07:39 | 4479414 GetZeeGold
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I don't mess with nail guns anymore. The last time I bought one I shot myself in the foot twice....and that's before I even got the damn thing plugged in.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:49 | 4478615 Grande Tetons
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Madison Marriage, 

Please avoid nail guns, hot tubs, steep embankements, windows, mercedes benzes and sunshine for the next little while. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478620 fonzannoon
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and fly fishing

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:57 | 4478645 Grande Tetons
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Roll the fishing nets. Nothing changes until then. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:41 | 4478809 Dr. Engali
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And death by old age.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:19 | 4478729 Cacete de Ouro
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It's in google cache, but, FT took it down. That's the point. FT pulled it

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:04 | 4479432 GetZeeGold
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....all the news that's fit to pull.


FT....we'll tell you what you need to know....when you need to know it.


That is of course....unless management sees it differently....and they usually do.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:42 | 4480408 RafterManFMJ
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TPTB sure do like pulling things, don't they?

Certain news articles
Your Chain
Building 7...

Perhaps TPTB really stands for The Pullers That Be?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 15:21 | 4481268 sgt_doom
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Ya see, dood (that would be you, news printer), Google cached, or ISP or ASN cached, ain't the same as the FT site, ya dig?

So, to repeat, THEY TOOK IT DOWN, DOOD!

Just as the Web over the Internet didn't reach critical mass until around 2003-2004 period, until then it wasn't possible to access the cached data communications/wire transfers which originated from three sites at the WTC Towers during the 12 to 14 hours preceding 9:00AM that morning when the planes began to crash into the towers, effectively destroying the sources --- and personnel unwittingly, perhaps, involved in those transmission to offshore funds.

Can ya dig it?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478621 The Next Millen...
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Killing a story is much easier then suiciding a banker

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:59 | 4478653 Long-John-Silver
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Killing a story is much easier then suiciding a banker


Suiciding a Banker is a lot more fun.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:10 | 4478686 Save_America1st
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I dunno...when they start using nail guns, I'm thinkin' some sick fucker is out there having a pretty good time doing his "job"...

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:20 | 4478728 Scarlett
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nothing wrong with people taking pleasure at their job

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:45 | 4479020 Urban Redneck
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That's a rather Puritanical perspective on nail guns as tool as well as those with the desire to kill banksters (on several levels).

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:27 | 4480350 general ambivalent
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So did they get confused watching The Wire and think that hiding the bodies is not all that fun?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:49 | 4478839 GeezerGeek
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But a suicided banker is not retrievable from a cache somewhere else. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 02:02 | 4479157 e_goldstein
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Thank god. Although that would give a new meaning to the term "zombie banks".

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478622 The Shootist
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Fuck the Fed.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:51 | 4478625 ImReady
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I was worried the CFTC wasn't on this. Thank goodness that last line was added to the article.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:00 | 4478656 Cacete de Ouro
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Bart Chilton is having his hair dyed gold as we speak, in preparation to be Donald's new right hand man on The Apprentice.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 07:42 | 4479418 GetZeeGold
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Say what you want about's got some styling hair.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:52 | 4478631 sgorem
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“When the banks fix the price, the advantage they have is that they know what orders they have in the pocket. There is a possibility that they are gaming the system.”.........................FUCKING DUH !!!!! THIS <middle finger pointing to the sky> you leacherous dick smokers!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:54 | 4478635 VulcanL
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It's getting to be a banker can't make a dishonest buck anymore 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:57 | 4478648 Downtoolong
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 “London gold fixing”.

Can you imagine what would happen to ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Statoil, and BP if they held a meeting twice a day called the Rotterdam Oil Price Fixing?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:03 | 4478667 quasimodo
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Funny, I just assumed they did that already. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:06 | 4478674 MythicalFish
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That's exactly what they do buddy.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:47 | 4479023 Urban Redneck
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Ever been to Geneva?

(or have any idea what percentage of the worlds paper oil gets passed back and fourth between less than dozen guys each day)

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 02:29 | 4479181 One of We
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Well what else are they going to do?  Leave a it to COMEX and Corine?

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 04:55 | 4479307 X_mloclaM
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the horror, to offer a price, twice daily, at which one will sell a rare monetary asset. A crime?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 22:59 | 4478652 IridiumRebel
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Monday Feb. 24th 2014 Editors office at FT HQ in Manhattan 2:31PM
"MADISON! Get you and your porn star sounding name in here STAT. Bank of England called. They said if we don't take your article on gold manipulation down they may just be handing a few of us here free swan dives from the 33rd! What the Hell was I thinking allowing you to post that....truthful article. Never! Ever! Post about gold and commodities without full consultation. What the Hell do you think we are? ZeroHedge? OUT OF MY SIGHT....or you'll be sent to Africa in our Mining section. Capiche?"

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:15 | 4478689 Cacete de Ouro
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Stunning newbie Madison Marriage stars in "The Dix is In" with Randy Barclays, Steve Scotia, Hong Dong Shanghai, Dirk Deutsche, and introducing Sac Gen.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:15 | 4478712 Grande Tetons
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Coming soon! 

Banging the Close, London Pricks and G Spot Pricing. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 01:13 | 4479085 Meat Hammer
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The comments are way better than the articles tonight. 

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 03:08 | 4479217 Blano
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When people get on a roll here, there's nothing better for some good laughs.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:14 | 4478703 gdpetti
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Or is it simple 'crisis management'? First create a problem or crisis that only you are in a position to 'fix'... control and 'manage'. If you can't control it, you create complete chaos so no one else can... Ukraine, Venezuela...go back in time and the list is endless as history repeats itself. Gold and silver are just the dividing line where reality meets the Grand Illusion. Cross over and meet the Wizard, stay on this side of the line and wonder at the insanity of all who do and think  the illusion is reality and will never end. Good thing they think only in linear thoughts across that line in Flatland, and not cyclical or the repeating patterns in nature would freak them out.... speaking of parabolic curves, 'something wicked this way comes'.


Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:21 | 4478736 IridiumRebel
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I was trying to name all of the hot zones in the world right now and there is like 20.
North Korea
China ADIZ
NW Mexico sans Chapo
Japan Fuku
Scotland secession
Where else am I missing?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:24 | 4478748 fonzannoon
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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:26 | 4478755 IridiumRebel
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We were in Philly last week. I think it may be worse than Detroit. Fugly city.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:29 | 4478766 fonzannoon
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i have extended family about 25 minutes north of philly. the neighborhoods you go through to get there is unreal. you just roll through red lights. never stop. ever.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:35 | 4478783 IridiumRebel
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Yeah we were slightly scared shitless. GPS needs an affluence app so you can bypass those areas.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:38 | 4478789 fonzannoon
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if it comes to it you can just spray and pray and plead affleuenza.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:45 | 4478801 Grande Tetons
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One day the affluence app will not permit you to leave your fucking garage.  Oh well, at least I will be able to delight in TSLA being in the shitter. 

True story..inasmcuh as you believe some jackass posting the truth. Anyhow, I used to have a luxury auto a few years ago...and then I realized I am probably just driving around with a big target on my ass. I sold the piece of shit and bought a good decent ride for about a third of the price. Who the fuck was I trying to impress anyway?

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:46 | 4478826 Ropingdown
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You're not supposed to drive through those neighborhoods.  From Center City or Penn you just get on the Schuylkill Expressway, next stop the Main Line, or get on the East River Drive and head for Chestnut Hill.  It's simple.  No scary neighborhoods to see.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:55 | 4478860 Grande Tetons
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Clarke Grizwald taught us that lesson long ago.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:55 | 4478862 fonzannoon
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it's the neighborhood right when you get off the taucony palmyra ( no idea how to spell it) bridge into philly.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:55 | 4480167 Its the Vatican...
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St. Louis








St. Louis

Kansas City



Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:51 | 4478845 hangemhigh77
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IDIOT!!!!!!!!  NEW JERSEY!!!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 02:32 | 4479185 Tenshin Headache
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 04:09 | 4479267 resurger
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 04:48 | 4479298 lakecity55
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"Bill Smith, FT reporter, was killed yesterday when his mercedes hit a tree and exploded."

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:43 | 4484087 MeelionDollerBogus
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correction: when his Mercedes was accidentally pulled towards one of the now frequently identified trees, Magneticus Automobilus.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:00 | 4478660 Bangin7GramRocks
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They don't?????

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:03 | 4478668 Cognitive Dissonance
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"......we are happy to recreate it in its entirety."

I sure hope this doesn't mean that ZH will now go bla...................

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:09 | 4478688 Grande Tetons
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CD, interesting point you have raised. However, how much of a threat are .0001 percent of the global population? I am being generous with that estimate.  So, a few people can see a glimpse behind the curtain....meh. 

Nobody seems to notice...nobody seems to care. George Carlin. 

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:06 | 4478673 SgtShaftoe
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Well done ZH! well done!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:09 | 4478683 nowhereman
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The CFTC, what a joke Corzine lives!!!

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:16 | 4478714 beavertails
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Madison Marriage Making Market Manipulations Mainstream.  Makes Me MAD!

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:19 | 4479473 GetZeeGold
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Watching ongoing manipulations while eating making me thirsty.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:25 | 4478751 F22
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He who controls the past, controls the future.  He who controls the present controls the past.

Ministry of Truth

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:25 | 4478753 Apostate2
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'Confidential papers raise fears over conflict Gold'. I'm sure that ZH will write this up:

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:58 | 4479057 Urban Redneck
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Conflict gold is a con, one which was conceived to facilitate the acquisition of gold by certain parties while at the same time allowing the IRS/NSA to know who the big stackers are (so that the information may be used as necessary at a future date).

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:44 | 4479341 Apostate2
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How patronising you arsehat. However bringing this to the attention of those who may be concerned about such matters and the implications of the control over gold is in my view worthy.


Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:59 | 4492362 caustixoid
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apostate2, thank you, and the Guardian, for making us aware of this important issue. Gold is not just a barbaric relic, but it's actually barbaric?!?  Thank god for "conflict-free fiat"!

Thanks to our central bankers and international regulators we can be sure that dollars/pounds/yen are only used for Good and not exchanged for drugs or bribes or weapons. 

Oh, and what happened to Libya's "conflict gold"?


Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:34 | 4478782 The Wisp
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and only a little bit of Troll spouting in this thread ? wow something is up.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 00:39 | 4479006 Soul Glow
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Hard for trolls to talk shit on their coveted MSM.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:42 | 4478811 Soul Glow
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I am Jack's lack of surprise.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 23:44 | 4478814 hangemhigh77
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I know, call Bart Chilton and his hair and find out what happened.  He'll investigate it and ten years from now he'll tell us what he and his hair found out.  NOTHING. Thanks Bart, we miss you.  NOT.

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