After fridays massive sell off in gold whereby 500 tonnes of paper sold off, its the Eastern Central Banks who took advantage. The drop of over $80 in one day is almost unheard of which suggest the gold cartel is getting seriously worried. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts explained golds falling prices as follows:

…I know where the gold is coming from in the market, it’s just paper.  It’s naked shorts, there is no gold there.  If somebody wanted to take delivery on those contracts nobody would be able to provide it.  I don’t know what the source of the (physical) gold is.  Some people are saying that the actual stocks available for possession are rapidly declining.”

Andrew Maguire suggests that the takedown was to mask the fact that there is no more physical left. Might explain why Cyprus is being forced to sell its gold reserves.

On the heels of a cascade of selling in gold and silver, today whistleblower Andrew Maguire spoke with King World News about the extraordinary intervention which took place in both of these markets.  Maguire also told KWN about the staggering amount of physical gold tonnage that Eastern central banks were attempting to buy today alone, in a market that, remarkably, is not seeing any supply.  Below is what Maguire had to say in part II of his remarkable and exclusive interview.

Maguire:  “It’s pure short selling in the paper market, and the focus of all of this all is to reach and target as many long-stops as possible which they have done this afternoon.  Then they can obviously cover these paper short sales.

 

Historically, in order to succeed when the official sellers have come in, they have relied on being able to back up the paper market interventions with real physical supply, albeit, hypothecated or re-hypothecated, borrowed or leased bullion….

 

“It’s easy to look at the technicals today and see this cascade down, that’s the long stops being tripped.  But what we are seeing now is none of the physical supply is appearing.  None of it is going to back up these sales.  So this is a clear sign of weakness. 

 

Now the bullion banks are really trading the Fed’s ‘virtual market book,’ but they are constrained.  They are really constrained as to how far they can push these paper prices because the … Eastern hemisphere central banks, who are competing with each other to buy (physical) bullion, these are the guys that are picking up this discount.  This (smash in gold) results in an exponential ramp-up in their physical buying. 

 

All they (central planners) are doing is delaying an extremely disorderly rebound (in the price of gold).  Give it a few days because at least 90 tons of central bank buying today was seen below $1,550, into the afternoon fix (in London).  As we cascade down here you can guarantee that what they (Eastern buyers) are doing is ‘spot indexing,’ which is basically locking in the price in the paper market and will allocate that at an upcoming fix (in London). 

 

So I give it (at the most) two to three days before this has a massive rebound effect, and the short fuel above the market now is at absolutely unprecedented levels.” 

 

Maguire also added: “The fact that official sellers are even more reliant on massive coordination on mainstream media and verbal interventions to back up these virtual sales, it’s not going unnoticed by Middle-Eastern and Eastern centric central banks and sovereigns.”

Source: King World News

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