Friday, May 8, 2015

China To Establish Yuan-Denominated Gold Fix In Bid To Upend London Benchmark

Via Skynet "........the only gold in Ft.Knox is in the guards teeth". Author unknown."

A long time ago, in a financial galaxy far, far away, a “fringe” blog raised the topic of gold market manipulation during the London AM fix. Several years later (which, incidentally, is about average in terms of the lag time between when something is actually going on and when the mainstream financial media finally figures it out and reports on it), it was revealed that in fact, shenanigans were likely afoot and indeed, regulators are still trying to sort out what happened.

Via WSJ earlier this year:

The precious-metals probes are the latest example of regulatory scrutiny into how the world’s biggest financial institutions influence widely used benchmarks. Until last year, prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium were set using a decades-old practice of once- or twice-a-day conference calls between a small group of banks. The process for setting each of the price “fixes” has since been overhauled...

Last year, the FCA fined Barclays £26 million ($40.2 million) for lax controls after one of its traders allegedly manipulated the gold fix at the expense of a client…

 More @ Zero Hedge


  1. If China has it's way....and to date nothing seems to being impeding them.....the US Dollar will cease to be the worlds reserve currency. At this rate that could happen before the end of the year. When we lose that status we lose the ability to 'create' dollars at will and the party will be OVER. Things will get real ugly real fast when the
    economic hangover from a multidecade drunken spending spree sets in.

  2. Ron Paul tried to have Ft. Knox audited. A lot of good that did but at least he is
    thinking on the same page as millions of Americans.
    Just thought you might be interested in the video 'Hellstorm'. Full length. Seems to
    be a success.
    Hope the PATCON is a success.