Articles related to Ted Butler
Chris Powell - GATA
The questions that deniers of monetary metals market rigging won't answer
Newsletter writer Steve Saville of The Speculative Investor, who long has denied that manipulation of the monetary metals markets means much, has seized on the recent essay by Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals as the conclusive refutation of silver market analyst Ted Butler's longstanding complaint that JPMorganChase has been rigging the silver market. Weiner's analysis, headlined "Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler" and posted here --
Monday, October 9, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Explaining gold price suppression, Indian magazine cites GATA, Butler, Sprott
While there's no telling when exposure of Western central banking's longstanding scheme to suppress monetary metals prices will explode the scheme, word is getting around the world. This is signified by a long commentary published in this month's edition of an Indian magazine of politics and economics, Swarajya, written by Shanmuganathan Nagasundaram, founder of a financial consulting firm. Nagasundaram's commentary, headlined "Gold Can Help India Set Global Agenda on Monetary Policy," cites the
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Keith Weiner: Thoughtful disagreement with Ted Butler
Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals today disputes silver market analyst Ted Butler's contention that JPMorganChase is manipulating the silver market, arguing instead that the investment bank is doing arbitrage between buyers and sellers. Weiner's response to Butler is headlined "Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler" and it's posted at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here -- -- and at 24hGold here:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler 
Dear Mr Butler: In your article of 2 October, entitled Thoughtful Disagreement, you say, “someone will come up with the thoughtful disagreement that makes the body of my premise invalid or the price of silver will validate the premise by exploding.” I will take you up on your request. You state your case in this paragraph: “Here are the issues. Silver (and gold) prices are set by paper dealings on the COMEX by a few large speculators (banks and managed money traders), to the exclusion of input f
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: Why won't anyone dispute silver market manipulation?
Silver market analyst Ted Butler laments today that he can't get anyone to argue with his assertions that the silver market is manipulated largely by JPMorganChase and the CME Group, operator of the major U.S. futures exchanges. GATA often laments that it gets no argument about its complaints of manipulation of the gold market by central banks, governments, and the investment banks that act as their agents. Of course there's an explanation for this lack of argument: that the evidence of silver
Monday, October 2, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: Eight crooks against the world
Silver market analyst Ted Butler writes today that the primary determinant of gold and silver prices is the concentrated short position in their futures markets. That position is even more concentrated than Butler suggests if, as GATA maintains, governments are trading in those markets using bullion banks as intermediaries. After all, in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CME Group, operator of the major U.S. futures ex
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Your PM Portfolio Check-UP
When I look at the precious metals markets all I see are the numerous anomalies that are screaming value and opportunity.  The constant machinations of the bullion banks manipulating the markets and holding back Mother Nature has created distortions in the market place that present a real opportunity.  Let me explain. Look at the ratio of platinum to gold and it quickly becomes easy to see a real opportunity in trading gold for platinum. History tells us that it is a true anomaly to see platinum
Friday, August 18, 2017
Sprott Money
All Roads Lead to the Bubble-City Danger Zone - Gary Christenson
Bubbles always pop, whether they exist in stocks, gold, confidence in the media, belief in central bank omnipotence, real estate, or debt. Yes, it could happen anywhere, and based on history, is likely. This time is not different, unless it will be worse… From Jared Dillian: “The Everything Bubble”“Also, nowadays, we have no idea what kind of malignant political forces will be unleashed if we have a real, hard-landing recession … Does it all get pinned on Trump? Probably. Does it push th
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: JPMorganChase keeps winning a rigged game in silver
Silver market analyst Ted Butler today examines JPMorganChase's seemingly perfect record trading silver year after year without a loss. His commentary is headlined "A Rigged Game" and it's posted at GoldSeek's companion site, SilverSeek, here -- -- and at 24hGold here:
Friday, June 23, 2017
Sprott Money
The End of Markets, Part I - Jeff Nielson
Readers in the Alternative Media may have noticed a distinct drop-off in the number of articles that are published on “the gold market” or “the silver market”. This is true even with respect to precious metals commentators. There is a very good reason for this. We no longer have markets. To prove this assertion, as always, the place to start is definition of terms. What is a market? There are a number of ingredients in any definition. However, first and foremost, a market is a forum for human
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Surprise CFTC Gold/Silver Manipulation Announcement: Ted Butler
I was shocked by Friday’s announcement by the CFTC of an order and simultaneous settlement of manipulation charges in COMEX gold and silver futures. I first saw it in a Zerohedge article and subsequent articles on Bloomberg and in the Wall Street Journal, but all those accounts were somewhat off target compared to the CFTC announcement itself. This was one of those rare cases where the source announcement was much clearer than the articles describing it. I would ask you to take the time to read
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: CFTC discovers some silver market manipulation after all
10:55a ET Monday, June 5, 2017 Silver market analyst Ted Butler notes today that last week's actions in U.S. District Court in Chicago and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington against a former trader for Deutsche Bank who admitted manipulating the silver market covered the period in which the CFTC investigated silver market manipulation and proclaimed that it could not find anything actionable. Butler speculates that the CFTC's surprising action may have something to do w
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sprott Money
Silver and NASDAQ Strength Will Reverse - Gary Christenson
Bubbles come and go. Silver and gold – 1980 Japanese Nikkei – 1990 NASDAQ – 2000 Mortgages and Real Estate – 2006 Bonds, Debt, Stocks, Real Estate – 2017 Examine the following graph of monthly data for 32 years of the NASDAQ 100 Index and Silver. We saw the NASDAQ bubble in 1999-2000, a rapid rise for silver in 2010 – 2011 and a large rise in the NASDAQ 100 during 2009 – 2017. Prices for both markets have often risen too far and too fast, and then corrected or crashed. The NASDAQ droppe
Monday, June 5, 2017
Sprott Money
Silver: Train Leaving Station Soon! - Gary Christenson
Silver prices are rising along the bottom of a 20 year log scale trend channel (shown later). There are no guarantees in a manipulated paper market, such as COMEX silver, but it is possible that silver prices will collapse further, or more likely, move substantially higher, sooner rather than later. Silver prices COULD fall from their current level of $16 – $17 to under $10. Other events that COULD occur include: You could win the Powerball Lottery. The U.S. congress could balance the bud
Friday, May 19, 2017
Sprott Money
  Bill Murphy: Silver – The Only Commodity 66 Cheaper Than 37 Years Ago!! - Rory Hall
Can you name any product, service or any item of any type that is 66% cheaper than it was in 1980? Of course not. There is one item on the planet that is cheaper today than it was in 1980 – silver. Why is that? How can that be? We have seen several of the too big to jail banks be assessed “fines” for rigging markets and funding terrorist. LIBOR and FOREX just to name the two biggest market rigging schemes conducted by 5 of the too big to jail banking cabal members. This is to say nothing o
Friday, May 19, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler expects silver explosion soon, but GATA has questions 
Silver market rigging investigator Ted Butler explains today why he thinks price suppression in silver is likely to end soon in an explosion because of the extreme and concentrated short position in the monetary metal. GATA can only hope that Butler's commentary will flow from his keyboard to the Great Market Manipulator's ear (and we don't mean Yellen). But we wouldn't bet too heavily on Butler's assertion that "all price manipulations come to an end," an assertion that may be of no more value
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
Silver price manipulation, is regulation putting a stop to it?
Fear of regulation may impede bank’s from manipulating London’s silver benchmark New regulations in 2018 have spooked bullion banks and silver fix operators Lack of liquidity in silver fix auction has lead to high volatility in the market Silver benchmark has strayed from spot price multiple times since 2016 No new silver benchmark operator lined up to take over in the Autumn No smoke without fire as actions point to silver price manipulation Silver remains suppressed and at a low price for inv
Friday, April 28, 2017
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
A Permanently High Plateau
Margin debt hits fresh new highs, but according to status quo puppets, nothing to worry about because its different this time. (i.e. just like 1929 – in the words of Irving Fisher, “a permanently high plateau” [of prosperity].) And in a sense such talk is correct, because the markets have never been more rigged, however even with this, the bureaucracy’s price managers will fail at some point (stocks usually peak a few months after a margin debt peak), as all faulty and unfair systems self-destru
Monday, April 17, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: Another opportunity to induce the CFTC to do its job
An unusual confluence of seemingly unrelated factors may have created an opportunity to do something about the silver (and gold) manipulation. On Monday, April 10, two new officials assumed key roles with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission -- a new director of the Enforcement Division and the first chief officer of the newly-created Market Intelligence Unit. The main mission of both departments is to uncover and terminate market fraud and manipulation, the same overall prime mission of th
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Robert Blumen - 24hgold
  The Myth of the Gold Supply Deficit 
Analyses based on annual supply and demand of gold appear on a daily basis, whether posted to gold web sites or in the financial media, many of them by the most respected analysts of gold mining shares. These articles typically show an imbalance between supply and demand, suggesting that there is a gold supply deficit. From there, the conclusion follows that a much higher gold price is required in order to bring supply and demand into balance.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017