It's 8:00 AM: Do You Know Where Your 'Un-Rigged' Non-Barclays Gold Slam Is?

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Just like stocks go up on Tuesdays in the US (and Wednesdays in Japan).. and volatility always falls... so shortly after 8am ET this morning 'someone' decided it was the optimal time to unleash $450 million notional of gold futures. Just as we saw earlier in the week, this sizable dump only achieved a $5 depreciation in price as it seems the inexorable efforts of status quo stabilizers to ensure the only real indicator of empire collapse is not flashing red remain in full effect. Given that Barclays is now out ofthe business of rigging gold prices, the question remains: who is?

Gold futures 'odd' volume dump..


Silver also saw high volume dumping...

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:41 | 4788032 LawsofPhysics
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Just say "thank you" and keep stacking.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:50 | 4788064 Xibalba
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fuck the NYFRB  

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4788072 Stackers
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Must keep gold under $1,300

Must keep gold under $1,300

Must keep gold under $1,300

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:19 | 4788174 cifo
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What I know every morning at 8 is that my gold is safe on the bottom of the lake.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:30 | 4788214 magnumpk
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Sure seems that way.  Anyone know what's magic about 1,300 for the manipulators?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:42 | 4788250 BigJim
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We Masters of the Universe have PhDs in economics, and are capable of determining the correct price of everything, which obviously includes gold.

We havea model we call our Stochastic-Historic Individual Timeline Heuristic Economic Advisor Device System that tell us everything we need to know about the correct price of gold.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:54 | 4788285 Stackers
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Whole numbers are always big psychological resistance/support levels, $1,000... 1,100... 1,200... 1,300... ect.

Normally it would be understandable to see a "market" behave this way ..... except for the blatant contract dumping, all at once, at the exact same time, over and over and over again.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:39 | 4788711 magnumpk
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That's true.  Maybe it will take a failure to deliver by the Comex or something before it all unravels.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4788643 Me.Grimlock
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Can't sleep... clowns (at the Fed) will eat me.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:52 | 4788077 Bindar Dundat
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if you want to  clean up the spider webs the first job is to find and kill the spiders.



Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:53 | 4788082 Bernoulli
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Agree. But hurry up. Not much time left 'til there is no more.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:01 | 4788109 ZH Snob
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Plunkett, you naughty boy!  Where are you?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:41 | 4788033 flacon
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Hopefull this is bullish. 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:43 | 4788041 Quintus
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The manipulators are panicking.  Desperately lashing out and not even making an attempt to cover their tracks or hide their motivation.

This will not end well.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:43 | 4788253 BigJim
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I suppose that depends on how you define 'well'.

I and millions of others who believe in sound money are hoping it will end very well indeed.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:09 | 4788858 Quus Ant
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Godspeed, BJ- riding the crest of the coming tsunami to new heights of oligarchic power.  never whistle past a graveyard.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:43 | 4788044 jubber
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DXY at 8050 not helping

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:04 | 4788121 Dr. Engali
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DYX has very little to do with it. Most other commodities are up.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:14 | 4788151 orangegeek
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Yep - and the pressure builds as Europe tries to drive the value of the Euro down too.


KA-BOOM!!!!  oh wait, said it too soon.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:43 | 4788045 dressguard
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And gold will go up again like a few days ago. Gold is getting very resilient these days. Will make the job hard for the manipulators.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:50 | 4788063 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:57 | 4788094 Boston
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They will.

When (not if) equities crash, silver could plunge along with them. Witness 2008---silver dropped form ~20 to <10 in six months. Why can't this happen again?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:03 | 4788117 Sudden Debt
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when... yeah... when... not when I'm counting on it...

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:08 | 4788129 Dr. Engali
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It won't be like 08. If the paper prices of silver/gold collapse like in 08 there won't be any physical to grab.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:09 | 4788136 StormShadow
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:17 | 4788164 actionjacksonbrownie
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When the paper price in '08 was <$10 you couldn't find physical silver anywhere for less than $15

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:24 | 4788192 Boston
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Nope, I did. Sure, I couldn't get ASE's anywhere near that price, but 10 and 100oz bars, were no problem.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:48 | 4788462 Bay of Pigs
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That's bullshit. Shortages were everywhere.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:27 | 4788201 pods
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Except Methman, who was digging it out of the ground for $5 an oz.


Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:08 | 4788133 StormShadow
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The PAPER price of silver and gold WILL go lower in the short and long term. The REAL price of the actual hold it in your hand and nowhere else physical commodity will be, well, priceless. The idea of paper price is a new idea on the thousands year old value of G&S. there was no paper price before relatively recent history as gold WAS money (and really still is). It never ceases to amaze me how so many people cannot seem to wrap their head around this universal truth.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:12 | 4788144 1stepcloser
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yeah and my LCS says "Fuck you pay me $25 oz...while I have silver to sell"...then I say ok!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4788073 dressguard
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How are these guys making money when half an hour later the gold price recovered? I don't get it. Is this pure desperation?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:55 | 4788087 Quintus
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I believe so.  Time after time in recent weeks, gold has been gradually driven down over the course of a day or two to the bottom of its (very tight) trading range and then 'Someone' unloads a shit-ton of paper to - I assume - try to force a downside breakout and set the panic-selling in motion.

Time after time it hasn't worked.  Being psycopaths though, the manipulators won't give up until either they succeed or the market breaks.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:51 | 4788074 Dr. Engali
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Fucking cracks me up. Their hammer appears to be broken.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:00 | 4788089 SoilMyselfRotten
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With all the nailguns floating around you'd think they wouldn't need a hammer.

An aside, it's nice to see the 'breaking news' scared away the manipulators.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:26 | 4788647 Me.Grimlock
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I've decided to become a rap artist.


I henceforth crown myself MC Nailgun.


"Please, Nailgun, don't hurt 'em."

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:13 | 4788148 NoDebt
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First the London Gold Fix goes kaput, then Barclays get fingered for manipulating gold prices (just one rogue low-level employee, of course)... still the morning slam-down.

Like I said weeks ago, what are we gonna do when the morning slam-down keeps happening?  Nothing.  Sit there and take it.  We'll likely never know who is doing this <cough> <central banks> <cough> and if we did, it wouldn't stop it.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:29 | 4788211 Dr. Engali
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"Like I said weeks ago, what are we gonna do when the morning slam-down keeps happening? "


We are both on the same page. This will continue until the system finally implodes. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:32 | 4788407 DaddyO
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I guess since TPTB were willing to sacrifice the London connection, they now have a new and as yet undisclosed method of manipulation.

We all know the Central Banks are at the heart of this, just haven't figured out how they're doing it exactly.

You know that when TPTB are willing to admit to some secret something, they have a new, undisclosed method or technology.

SR-71/Aurora comes to mind. Why would they retire an outstanding, though old bird unless they had something better, faster, trickier?



Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:52 | 4788078 agstacks
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and we're back to where we started..

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:53 | 4788083 beegle
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do not underestimate the power and arrogance of the Mafia ... I say do not discout Barclays , now even more that they know the ticket to steal is just a hundred grand 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:54 | 4788085 freedom5000
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I guess there is no end to the fake future contracts they can print off with their printers, when will run out of printer paper?

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:59 | 4788105 Quintus
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Never forget that behind the scenes there is a massive flow of physical from west to east.  They'll never run out of paper, but they are fast running out of the underlying asset that backs that paper.  When faith in their paper is lost it will be (a) sudden and (b) permanent.  The west's abilility to dictate the gold price will then be at an end, having neither the metal or the means to sell paper that is accepted as a real proxy for it.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:02 | 4788113 BandGap
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Will the owners in the east ever want to see the value of their investment go up? I mean, based on true supply and demand?

Also, who is buying these futures contracts? Another bank, perhaps? I can see where they ping pong the paper back and forth to keep the prices low.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:05 | 4788124 BBullionaire
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Looks like a very frustrated 'Whack a mole' player

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:10 | 4788140 KansasCrude
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Apmex is running $1.99 over spot for 2014 Silver mapes until midnite tonight Eastern.  ANY QUANTITY. $14.95 delivery.  Damn good deal for .9999. 

Even if you can only stack 50 or so thats a great value

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:32 | 4788965 magnumpk
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thanks for the tip.  just bought some...

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:12 | 4788147 SilverIsMoney
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Hahahahaha... This is just getting so FUN now. Theyre clearly screwed! Watching them try to fight nature is priceless!

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:14 | 4788152 Bourbonite
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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:08 | 4788566 Canucklehead
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