Russell: Gold is being manipulated

From Dow Theory Letter
by Richard Russell
Thursday, November 13, 2008

I've never been a big fan of the "gold is being manipulated" thesis. However, I'm now giving the manipulation thesis second thoughts.

Most of the world's central banks are now in the process of fighting recession and deflation. This requires government spending and the production of enormous quantities of new fiat money. The last thing the central banks want is for the public to realize what they are doing.

Normally, surging gold would be the signal for the public to ask questions -- rising gold is a red flag for the fiat money creators.

It's amazing and beyond coincidence the way gold rallies and then immediately is hammered down below $740. I know that there are huge short positions in gold on the COMEX. I'm no longer a skeptic on the "gold is being manipulated" claim. Somebody is selling gold every time gold rallies toward a breakout above $870, or more properly gold at $840.

I don't think the manipulators (if there are such people) can keep it up.


rahuldeodhar said...

Its is interesting - fantastic post - and the links on top too - both awesome!

rahuldeodhar said...

One other thing about Gold cycle - is it possible that the gold peak will be sooner than indicated- what would be factors driving time-crashing of the next gold peak from trough today? Would be interesting to know