Brien Lundin: How manipulated is the gold market?


By Brien Lundin
Gold Newsletter, Metairie, Louisiana
Monday, January 25, 2021

Last week I wrote about an amazing development in the gold market: The price was smashed down at the beginning of New York trading, as usual, but it then rallied strongly as investors around the world rushed in to buy.

Stephen Roach: The dollar's crash is only just beginning


By Stephen Roach
Bloomberg News
Monday, January 25, 2021

After an initial spike higher, the dollar has been falling steadily since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in the U.S. last March. It is down about 10 to 12% relative to America's major trading partners, dropping to its weakest levels since early 2018 as measured by several of the broad dollar indexes. There is more to come.

Pam and Russ Martens: Yellen's speaking fees have Chinese Communist taint


Ten Months after Stepping Down as Fed Chair, Janet Yellen Became Part of the 'Leadership' Team for Forums Tied to the Chinese Communist Party

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Haven't we learned anything about properly vetting people for the highest offices in the U.S. government?

Violation of position limits shows latest metals smash was government operation, Maguire says


7:50p ET Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

London metals trader Andrew Maguire, interviewed Thursday by Chris Marcus for Arcadia Economics, said bullion banks exceeded position limits in their gold and silver trading during the recent smashdown of metals prices.

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What if the big silver futures shorts are trading for the government?


1:19p Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In an essay posted today at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek., silver market analyst Ted Butler writes about the seeming inability of the major bullion banks to close their huge short positions in silver futures without exploding the price and costing them a lot of money.

Investment banks' private calls with ECB chief economist are questioned


ECB to Review Format of Private Calls by Chief Economist to Investors

By Martin Arnold
Financial Times, London
Friday, January 22, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany -- The European Central Bank is to review the format of private calls its chief economist has held with financial market participants, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and BlackRock, to discuss its monetary policy decisions.