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Bron Suchecki: Time to give up on the CFTC

Section: Daily Dispatches

8:09p PT Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bron Suchecki of the Perth Mint today reviews U.S. commodity trading regulations and concludes that they're too complicated and full of loopholes to result in any sensible interpretation that might be applied against market manipulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

"What the market needs," Suchecki writes, "is straightforward, common-sense rules that everyone knows in advance. ... Or just drop the pretense and go free-for-all law of the jungle. Having interest rates this low doesn't help, as speculators have minimal cost in holding a position for a long time (until it blows up) or taking on large positions. This just adds to the volatility. Time to give up on the CFTC being able to control this."

Suchecki's commentary is headlined "Time to Give Up on the CFTC" and it's posted at 24hGold here:

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


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