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Robert Lambourne: BIS shows tiny increase in its August gold swaps

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Saturday, September 10, 2022

The recently released August statement of account of the Bank for International Settlements --

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220831.pdf

Robert Lambourne: BIS has nearly ended its gold swap business

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

According to its just-published statement of account for July, the Bank for International Settlements has nearly ended its gold swap business, which it has been operating since 2009.

The July statement --

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220731.pdf

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps keep falling sharply, down 60% in six months

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Gold swaps undertaken by the Bank for International Settlements, the major gold broker for central banks, fell substantially again in June, this time by 68 tonnes, bringing the bank's total swaps down to 202 tonnes from the 501 tonnes on the bank's books in January, a decline of nearly 60% in six months. 

The bank's June statement of account is posted here:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220630.pdf

BIS annual report confirms GATA analysis of gold interventions, avoids Russia issue

Section: Documentation

9:10a Monday, June 27, 2022

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In his latest report on the gold market interventions of the Bank for International Settlements, appended here, GATA consultant Robert Lambourne is far too modest. For the bank's annual report, published Sunday, confirms the accuracy of Lambourne's years of doing monthly calculations of the bank's gold market interventions -- its involvement in gold swaps, about which the bank has been almost completely secret.

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps fell substantially again in May

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Another substantial reduction in the gold swaps of the Bank for International Settlements is indicated by the bank's statement of account for May:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220531.pdf

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps fall by a third in two months. Is 'Basel 3' kicking in?

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Saturday, May 21, 2022

The recently released March and April 2022 statements of account of the Bank for International Settlements — 

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220331.pdf

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220430.pdf

— contain information suggesting a significant decrease in the bank's gold swaps.

Chris Powell: Russia conscripts gold into defense of the ruble

Section: Documentation

Gold Market Manipulation Update

Remarks by Chris Powell
Secretary/Treasurer, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Mining Investment Asia Conference
Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore
Thursday, March 31, 2022

In recent months gold market manipulation particularly and commodity futures market manipulation generally have been ever-more exciting fields of study.

Robert Lambourne: Small decline in BIS gold swaps in February

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Saturday, March 12, 2022

The recently released February 2022 statement of account of the Bank for International Settlements --

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220228.pdf

-- contains information suggesting a decrease of about 29 tonnes in the bank's gold swaps, from 501 tonnes as at the end of January to 472 tonnes at the end of February. 

Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps increased by 21% in January

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Friday, February 11, 2022

The recently released January 2022 statement of account of the Bank for International Settlements --

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc220131.pdf

-- contains information suggesting an increase of about 87 tonnes in the bank's gold swaps, from 414 tonnes in December to 501 tonnes in January, or 21%. This compares to the record 12-month high estimated at 552 tonnes at the end of February 2021

Pam and Russ Martens: NY Fed has second trading floor at Chicago futures markets

Section: Documentation

No wonder the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission declines to answer, even for a member of Congress, whether the commission has jurisdiction over manipulative futures trading by or on behalf of the government or whether such manipulative trading is authorized by the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, as amended:

https://www.gata.org/node/19917

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