With countless settlements documenting the rigging of every single asset class, it was only a matter of time before the regulators - some 10 years behind the curve as usual - finally cracked down on gold manipulation as well, even though as we have shown in the past, central banks in general and the Fed in particular are among the biggest gold manipulators.
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My Dear Extended Family,
By Nick Giambruno
After the president of the United States, the most powerful person on the planet is the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Ask almost anyone on the street for the name of the U.S. president, and you’ll get a quick answer.
But if you ask the same person what the Federal Reserve is, you’ll likely get a blank stare.
By Justin Spittler
Stocks had a horrible day Tuesday…
The S&P 500 lost 1.23%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.09%.
Indices around the world also fell…
The Euro Stoxx 600, which tracks 600 of Europe’s biggest companies, lost 3.12%. Germany’s DAX lost 3.80%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 1.96%.
Over the last 12 to 18 months, we’ve seen some gold miners reach higher share prices.
As we pointed out earlier this summer, there are winners and losers. Some companies, like Klondex Mines (KDX.CA), Detour Gold (DGC.TO), and Evolution Mining (EVN.AU) have moved higher over the last year. Others like Midway Gold (MDW.CA) and Argonaut Gold (AR.CA) have declined.