So where's all that imaginary gold coming from and why?


8:23p ET Monday, March 14, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Gold futures were sold short heavily last week by bullion banks on behalf of central banks, GoldMoney founder and GATA consultant James Turk tells King World News today. That's why, Turk says, gold is not really "overbought" but rather oversold by the most powerful financial institutions in the world. Turk notes "widespread pessimism" about gold, while adding that the huge short position inspired by central banks makes a "moonshot" at least possible someday. An excerpt from his interview is posted at KWN here:

Meanwhile financial letter writer Clive Maund contends that the gold sector is actually insanely optimistic, and he pounds his chest about how right he will be proven when the bullion banks smash gold back down again, as if this isn't just the "wash, rinse, repeat" cycle central banks have been running with their bullion bank agents in the gold market for many years. Maund doesn't seem curious about where the bullion banks obtain huge amounts of metal credits like this and what this implies for a supposedly free-market economy -- and, indeed, what it implies for the "technical analysis" offered by financial letter writers. His commentary is posted at his Internet site,, here:

GATA makes no price predictions. It simply presses the question: Where is all that imaginary gold coming from and why? Evidence bearing on the question can be found here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.


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