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Is Gold Being Suppressed?



September 13, 2011 – Comments (10)

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In 2004, Japanese periodical The Nikkei Weekly printed former Fed chairman Paul Volcker's fascinating recollection of a global currency intervention led by the United States in February 1973. At the time, Volcker served as undersecretary of the Treasury for international monetary affairs. Volcker recalls:

That day the U.S. announced that the dollar would be devalued by 10 percent. By switching the yen to a floating exchange rate, the Japanese currency appreciated, and a sufficient realignment in exchange rates was realized. Joint intervention in gold sales to prevent a steep rise in the price of gold, however, was not undertaken. That was a mistake. 

After observing gold's surprising price action, Goldman Sachs' head gold trader Zak Dhabalia reportedly commented:

The immediate aftermath was in complete contradiction to prior recent episodes of intervention and what anyone would have expected. Instead of spurring a further gold price rally on the basis that it was one of the few remaining safe haven "currencies" we saw a 50 usd collapse in minutes. The source of this flow seems hard to pin down with some speculating over whether "authorities" were concerned about the signals of an accelerating gold price and its impact on other fragile markets.

10 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

Yes and they also do that for silver more so than gold.

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#2) On September 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM, XMFSinchiruna (26.56) wrote:



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#3) On September 13, 2011 at 6:48 PM, kirkydu (89.81) wrote:

Feel the repression...

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#4) On September 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:


Now you see the violence inherent in the system :)

David in Qatar

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#5) On September 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM, leohaas (29.78) wrote:

Just treat it as another buying opportunity!

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#6) On September 15, 2011 at 3:44 PM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:

PC Gold Ramps up Major Shallow Drill Program on the Core Mine Trend; up to 22,000 Metres and 105 Holes Planned

Ottawa, Ontario – September 15, 2011 - PC Gold Inc. (TSX: PKL) is pleased to report that a major shallow drilling program is now underway at Pickle Crow, targeting the near surface (0-150 metres) areas of a thick unit of banded iron formation (the “No. 1 BIF”) which cuts through the historical workings, as well as high grade cross-cutting structures such as the historically top-producing No. 1 and No. 5 veins. Up to 22,000 metres of drilling is anticipated, for completion by the end of November"

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#7) On September 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM, skypilot2005 (< 20) wrote:


Just ran across this.  I am posting with no comment. :)

September 14, 2011
New Underground Gold Mine To Be Made Ready for Production at Jerritt Canyon, Nevada

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#8) On September 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM, mjmac89 (< 20) wrote:


What happened to Primero today? There was some pretty huge selling 20 minutes before the close. I couldn't find any news. Do you have any ideas as to what happened there?


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#9) On September 20, 2011 at 11:50 PM, XMFSinchiruna (26.56) wrote:


I saw that, and I too did not find any news to explain the drop. I'll be in touch with CEO Joe Conway this week, and will ask him about it.

Two words, though ... buying opportunity.


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#10) On October 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM, jlmjlm77 (98.08) wrote:

The best buying opportunity might be when most everyone else has given up.  I still see gold as only insurance with a 10% allocation, but if it gets beat more in the next 6 months, I plan to move towards 20%.

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