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BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions

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For a long time many of us have had very serious suspicions that the prices of gold and silver were being highly manipulated. But now, thanks to the mind blowing testimony of one very brave whistle blower, the blatant manipulation of the world gold and silver markets is being blown wide open.  What you are about to read below is absolutely staggering.  Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything.  The government that we are all trusting to guard the integrity of the financial system is failing to do that job.  It turns out that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has been sitting on solid evidence that the elite banking powers have been openly and blatantly manipulating the price of gold and silver.  Even though they were basically handed a “smoking gun”, they have done absolutely nothing with it.  But now the information has gone public and the CFTC is red-faced.

Back in November 2009, Andrew Maguire, a former Goldman Sachs silver trader in Goldman’s London office, contacted the CFTC’s Enforcement Division and reported the illegal manipulation of the silver market by traders at JPMorgan Chase.

Maguire told the CFTC how silver traders at JPMorgan Chase openly bragged about their exploits – including how they sent a signal to the market in advance so that other traders could make a profit during price suppression episodes.

Traders would recognize these signals and would make money shorting precious metals alongside JPMorgan Chase.  Maguire explained to the CFTC how there would routinely be market manipulations at the time of option expiries, during non-farm payroll data releases, during commodities exchange contract rollovers, as well as at other times if it was deemed necessary.

On February 3rd, Maguire gave the CFTC a two day warning of a market manipulation event by email to Eliud Ramirez, who is a senior investigator for the CFTC’s Enforcement Division.

Maguire warned Ramirez that the price of precious metals would be suppressed upon the release of non-farm payroll data on February 5th.  As the manipulation of the precious metals markets was unfolding on February 5th, Maguire sent additional emails to Ramirez explaining exactly what was going on.

And it wasn’t just that Maguire predicted that the price would be forced down.  It was the level of precision that he was able to communicate to the CFTC that was the most stunning.  He warned the CFTC that the price of silver was to be taken down regardless of what happened to the employment numbers and that the price of silver would end up below $15 per ounce. Over the next couple of days, the price of silver was indeed taken down from $16.17 per ounce down to a low of $14.62 per ounce.

Because of Maguire’s warning, the CFTC was able to watch a crime unfold, right in front of their eyes, in real time.

So what did the CFTC do about it?


Absolutely nothing.

Which is extremely alarming, because the size of this fraud absolutely dwarfs the Madoff or Enron scandals.  In fact, this fraud is so gigantic that it is not even worth comparing to any of the other major financial scandals of recent times.

But Maguire did not give up.  He sent several more emails to the CFTC detailing the open manipulation of the gold and silver markets.

The CFTC did not reply.

Finally he sent them a final email: “I have honored my commitment to assist you and keep any information we discuss private, however if you are going to ignore my information I will deem that commitment to have expired.”

The reply by the CFTC?

“I have received and reviewed your email communications. Thank you so very much for your observations.”

No action.

No acknowledgement that anything was wrong.

No recognition that a massive crime had been committed.

Fortunately, that was not the end of it.

On March 25th, the CFTC held a hearing on alleged manipulation in the gold market by the major banking powers.

Maguire wanted to testify during that hearing but he was not invited.

But William Murphy, chairman of Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA), was invited to testify.  GATA has been compiling data on the manipulation of the gold and silver markets for quite a long time now.

Murphy was only given five minutes to deliver his testimony.  He raced through his presentation so that he could get as much information on the record as possible.

Very curiously, the live television broadcast of the CFTC hearing suffered a technical failure the minute before Murphy began his testimony. The technical failure was corrected the minute after Murphy was finished.


Well, it turns out that there were are lot of coincidences surrounding this hearing.

But we’ll get to that in a minute.

When Murphy finished his statement, the panel asked him for some hard proof of market manipulation.  Murphy shocked the panel by revealing the name of Maguire and explaining how Maguire had informed the CFTC Enforcement Division of the market manipulation that was taking place by JPMorgan Chase.  The CFTC panel seemed stunned by the revelation and seemed reluctant to learn any further and asked nothing else about it.

Video of Murphy’s revelation to the panel is posted below….

In another “coincidence”, Maguire and his wife were subsequently injured and hospitalized when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the London suburbs.

When a bystander who saw the “accident” tried to block the other driver from getting away, the other driver accelerated directly towards the witness, forcing him to leap out of the way to avoid being hit.  The hit-and-run driver’s car then hit two additional cars as he left the area.

But Maguire and his wife were fortunate.

In the past, other would-be whistle blowers that had evidence regarding the manipulation in the gold and silver markets died in “unusual accidents” before they were able to bring their evidence to light.

But there were even more “coincidences” surrounding this hearing.

A week before the hearing, the CFTC announced that they had had a fire in the room where its gold and silver records are held.

Isn’t that convenient?

In addition, after the hearing was over, Murphy was contacted by a number of major media outlets for interviews.

Within 24 hours, every single interview was cancelled.

Every single one.

Is that a coincidence too?

It appears that some very powerful people do not want this information to get out.

It also shows how corrupt the mainstream media has become.

This is a story that is so much bigger than the Madoff scandal or the Enron scandal that it is not even funny.

And yet the mainstream media is avoiding it like the plague.

But there were additional bombshells that came out during the hearing as well.

During the hearing it was revealed that the gold manipulators have accumulated a huge short position in gold and that these huge short positions are “naked”, which means that these positions are not hedged.

These massive short positions have put some of the largest financial institutions in the world in an extremely vulnerable position.

In addition, it has now come out that most “gold” that is traded is not backed by the actual metal itself.  For years, most people have assumed that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the world’s largest gold market, had actual gold to back up the massive “gold deposits” at the major LBMA banks.

But that is not the case.

People are now realizing that there is very little actual gold in the LBMA system.

When people think they are buying “gold”, they are actually just buying pieces of paper that say they own gold.

In fact, during the CFTC hearings, Jeffrey Christian of CPM Group confirmed that the LBMA banks actually have approximately a hundred times more gold deposits than actual gold bullion.

Uh oh.

So what happens if everyone decides that they want actual physical delivery of their gold?

It would be such a mess that it is painful even to think about it.

The truth is that right now most of the trading activities on the London exchange are just paper for paper.

But people get into gold because they want to be in a real commodity.

In fact, there are thousands of clients around the globe who think they own huge deposits of gold bullion, and are being charged large storage fees on that imaginary bullion, but what they really own are a bunch of pieces of paper.

If there comes a time when everyone starts asking for their gold it is going to create a squeeze of unimaginable proportions.

Maguire explains this situation this way: “for 100 customers who show up there is only one guy who is going to get his gold or silver and there’s 99 who will be disappointed, so without any new money coming into the market, just asking for that gold and silver will create a default.”

The truth is that it is absolutely impossible for the LBMA to ever deliver all the gold and silver owed to the owners of contracts.

Yes, it is a gigantic mess.

But this type of things is not entirely unprecedented.  For example, Morgan Stanley paid out several million dollars back in 2007 to settle claims that it had charged 22,000 clients storage fees on silver bullion that did not exist.

But the scale of the fraud going on now is absolutely mind blowing.  The following video contains footage from the hearing related to these issues….

So what is the bottom line?

The bottom line is that the precious metals markets are cesspools of fraud and manipulation.

The markets have been suppressed by the major financial institutions for years, and this has created the potential for a “squeeze” in the precious metals markets that could send the prices of gold and silver into the stratosphere.

You see, the reality is that there would be no gold left in the entire world if all the Gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) asked for physical delivery.

Are you starting to get the picture?

In fact, Maguire claims that the naked short selling scam by the major financial institutions is well into the trillions of dollars, making it by far the biggest financial fraud in history.

Maguire calls what has been going on “financial terrorism”, and he accuses the financial institutions involved in this fraud of “treason” for putting national security at risk.

And national security is at risk.

Because if the true extent of this fraud comes out, it could collapse the entire financial system.

If you have never heard an interview with Andrew Maguire, we encourage you to listen to the audio interview posted below.  It will really open your eyes to what is going on in the precious metals markets….

The Century’s Biggest Fraud Revealed

This is one of the biggest financial stories of the decade.  Because it is complex, most Americans will not understand it.  But the fraud and manipulation in the gold and silver markets has the potential to cause a massive economic collapse even without all of the other factors talked about on this blog.

Some very powerful people have been doing some really, really bad things.  Once people understand the truth, they will never look at the financial markets the same way again.  Already, faith in the major financial institutions of this country has been shaken by revelations about what has been going on over at Goldman Sachs.  The American people have no more appetite for any more financial scandals or for any more Wall Street bailouts.  But if the fraud and manipulation taking place in the precious metal markets ever gets totally exposed it will change the U.S. financial system forever.

Please get this information out to as many people as you can.  There are a number of very powerful people who are not going to be pleased that sites like this are attempting to get the truth about this massive scandal out.


  • Peter B

    Boy when this ponzi scheme blows prices on gold and particulary silver will go to the moon, actually probabley pluto, because thats how big the scam is…….i’m holding physical silver and will continue to accumulate at these ridiculous price levels.
    I can’t believe that Joe Blow in the street fails to see what is happening before their eyes its just unbelievable.
    Sleep on sheeple!

  • Claude

    Change is coming in more ways then one.

    This will bring down the corrupt markets across the world including the financial markets. It’s about time.

    This is crazy, just crazy!!!!

  • Bondhue

    I have watched during my life as the corruption spread from the periphery straight into the heart of government. Every branch, every agency, every commission is bought and paid for. The law is enforced against petty criminals but is never enforced against the elite, who swindle billions, order hits and “car accidents” and undermine the very idea of law through their greedy manipulations. New York and D.C. are the most corrupt places on the planet.

  • we should try to disseminate this story to as many outlets as possible. spread it far!

    • Admin

      Thanks Brad – any help in getting the word out is greatly appreciated!

  • anonymous

    Oh, don’t be so surprised. The US does not actually have an economy. What it has is a self-supporting systems of scams. If it were just precious metals it wouldn’t be much of a problem. The real problem is that the entire US economy has been completely corrupted, just short of inducing social upheaval.

    The US is getting robbed wholesale and is only being held together until the global financial elite can finish the extraction process. After that, social upheaval will no longer matter. This will leave the US as little more than a collection of impoverished failed states broken up into bite-sized chunks and permanently indebted. Think Mexico. Once you’ve gotten used to that, think Haiti. Politicians and punditry alike are in on it and are positioning themselves for favors from the hyper-wealthy elite for services rendered.

  • f0ul

    While I would love for this to be the start of the end, I’m not holding my breath.
    For a start, it isn’t news that it isn’t gold bullion being traded – only a fool would think that was the case. It has been obvious that there has been a bubble in Gold for at least the last 18 months or so. The smart trader makes sure they ride the wave but leave before it crashes – that’s when you panic!
    The other thing that a fool would think is that there is a correct price in the market for commodities. That is exactly why we have a market – because there is no such thing – prices are always too high or too low! Even old established indicating formulas such as the relationship to gold and silver stop being useful when too many people use them to spot a bubble in the price.

    Its the fact that everyone is pointing at gold as being ‘safe’ that a bubble is appearing – and smart traders are the first to find a way of being able to make as much money from this as possible. All this story is highlighting is how a bubble is created – by converting the stability of a limited item into the unlimited factors of bits of paper!

    An interesting place to look is at what happened with oil when it hit silly prices a while back – traders where running out of places to store it – and that is what forced the price back down!!

    Anyway – very good quality post, but it isn’t quite the end of the world as you might imagine!

    I’m sure coincidence will mean this post will get lost in moderation!! 😉

  • you bet its being manipulated. One guy who has a real handle is the guy from he knows his stuff and has been right on alot of stuff over the years, including the market crash back in 2008

  • hidflect

    f0ul is correct. If people are buying gold at bubble prices the the system will find a way to sell more, even if it doesn’t exist. They’re not worried because they’ll be expecting to buy it back at crash prices, burn the certificate and pocket the difference. Financial scams are more complex than simple price suppression schemes. If people show up demanding gold that doesn’t exist they can be paid of in dollars at the spot price.

  • bronze

    i have bought gold. only physical gold. i keep it, than sell it when i need the $. usually its kept in my home. some in a safe deposit box. i always had a strange feeling about those “invest in gold web sights” nothing replaces the real thing. i enjoy watching them weigh it. i usually go to 2-3 different places to check the price. then i leave with CASH!!! no paper for me!

  • Lenny Pike

    If it’s not news that real gold bullion is not being traded and only a fool would believe that then why not delete the part in the futures contracts that speaks of delivery before some wealthy parties or countries somewhere in the world take down these scumbags and go for their jugulars refusing the cash bonus in lieu of the metal. The cash bonus is so easy to offer when the ones offering it are part of the gang that has the exclusive right to create money. Why not open a new stock market where people can trade stocks in corporations that don’t actually exist? It would be kind of like the Guess How Many Fingers I’m Holding Behind My Back Casino Game in Chevy Chase’s Family Vacation in Las Vegas movie. No, the stock markets we already have are to close to that. If there is a window when the price of gold and silver skyrockets, I don’t think it will be open for very long. This is a cunning pack of wolves that is in control of the financial system and they are probably way out in front of anything we could imagine in the planning of their end game. A few of us may try to go back to using gold and silver for money locally or bartering but the rest of the world will follow and obey them because these have control over what the world thinks including me to some extent I’m sure. All these wolves have though is their lust for power and crass materialism, they are not alive like the rest of us. I saw a photo of Lloyd Blankfein and the expression on his face and the look in his eyes almost made the hair stand up on my arms. Looks like one sick puppy. Geithner and Hank Paulson, there’s two more that I get a deep feeling of respect and inspiration listening to. These three are low on the pecking order the ones higher up stay secretly in the shadows because they hate the light. You said it all Economic Collapse, thanks.

  • Hopium

    “It has been obvious that there has been a bubble in Gold for at least the last 18 months”

    Mental case alert….folks we have another
    ” Paper is real money ” dip s*it floating the board. Sound the bag holder alert.

  • Leon

    So I think now would be a good time to buy physical gold and/or Silver? ’cause it is definitely going to skyrocket?

  • Food 4 thought

    I saw a program about Dubai, being the gold HUB/holder for many-a-nation, has a dedicated 747 for ‘payments’ from whomever (clean and shady). Food for thought… about the ‘golden rule’… the one that ends up with all the gold makes the rules

  • Survival Acres

    Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything.

    Wanna bet? Nothing will happen. NOTHING

    So what did the CFTC do about it?


    Absolutely nothing.

    Which is extremely alarming, because the size of this fraud absolutely dwarfs the Madoff or Enron scandals. In fact, this fraud is so gigantic that it is not even worth comparing to any of the other major financial scandals of recent times.

    Yawn…. this means nothing. Our entire economy is manipulated. Banks, stocks, securities, prices, everything. And we’re supposed to get excited over this?

    Yeah, right. And then what? Exactly?

    The simple truth is nothing will be done about this, the American people really do not care (really, just watch and see), and the alarm you are sounding will fall flat on its face.

    Wanna bet?

    I’ve long said gold was a sh**** investment and your story proves this over and over again. Nobody “needs” gold (or silver or any so-called “precious” metal. But like stocks, the price of this near-useless junk is manipulated. But so is real estate (which is something you CAN use).

    Anybody that is buying stuff for “investment” that is not functionally useful, edible or has some truly intrinsic value to humans is an idiot.

  • maj den

    Just like a jockey race, except jockeys know how to keep their mouths shut.


    Maj Den

  • Realist

    “It has been obvious that there has been a bubble in Gold for at least the last 18 months”

    Now everybody thinks they see bubbles!

    Investment bubbles always end with excess capacity, over-supply, falling demand and euphoric investor sentiment.

    We have NONE of that in the precious metals area.

  • de Cosmos

    Unless you have it in your immediate personal possession, you really don’t have any gold or silver for sure.

    It is also past time for an insider to blow the whistle on the US gold reserve. It is either not in place at all or has been sold and left in place.

  • Cyber Fox

    No, most people do not care. This issue of PM fraud and manipulation is too abstract for the average American to understand. As long as the press suppresses the scandal nothing will be done about it – ever.

  • I am thinking about buy gold coins. I am wondering what the spread is between me buying it and me selling it. IOW, if I buy a 1oz coin today for say $1215.00 , what will I get for it if I sell it tomorrow? I am assuming the price of gold remains the same today and tomorrow.
    I want to know how much in a % or $ amount the price has to rise for me to break even on the sale. I am also assuming that the coin shop charges a premium for the coins and won’t pay full spot price when they buy the coin.

    Thanks for your help
    Aimlow Joe

  • therapissed

    Before you all chew my head off, I do own physical gold. A F***LOAD of it. Stored where only I can access it. That said, please explain to me why these entities would engage in this in the first place? There is no end game here. If accurate, they are naked short selling a commodity endlessly. How are they always winning here? WHY are they winning? Gold has increased in value over the years – what was their P&L? This is all unsubstantiated. Just because so and so said it doesn’t make it so. Are we to believe that some mid level (or even high level) guy at the CFTC is in on this scheme so intimately that he knows not to respond to this guy’s emails?

    Smart traders BUY volatility. They BUY the fat tails. They do not sell unlimited calls to “manipulate” the markets. The manipulation the GS guy is referring to is not some massive scheme to bring down the markets. It is a bunch of traders pinning options to their strike price at expiration or front running large orders, etc.

    Conspiracy theories are always hard to believe when you ask the basic question: who wins and would it be worth the price? Think 9/11 was an inside job? Tell me then, who won and was it worth the price?

    Please try to think critically people.

    That said, if by chance it IS true, then my physical gold is worth THAT much more when the world unravels, isn’t it? See? BUY the fat tails.

  • Richard

    I don’t think that most Americans care, only about 1% invest in gold.

    They return incumbents to office 94% of the time to give us bad government, war, pork and crime that we don’t need and can’t afford.

    People who would do a good job can’t get through the primaries to get on the ballot. If you want to get elected you have to be a bad person who’ll do bad things. That’s the way democracy works in America and a lot of other places.

  • Mister Binky

    Ok I don’t have physical gold, I have my gold in, which garantiees that every gram you own exists uniquely in the vault, or are you criticising them as well? hopefully not because they seem to be the real deal.

    Physical gold is just reeeeally really impractical for some of us 🙁 It is difficult to find secure storage in a rented appartment where burglary is very common, and if I ever want to move to another EU country (I currently live in UK tho not from the UK) I can imagine it being a bitch to move, I can imagine going through the flights luggage-check with my lifesavings in a simple 1kg bar that doesn’t sound like fun or safe for me, especially in a couple of years when goverments may start to be stricter against metals (Since it makes their currency look weak)

  • Mr Pike

    Mister Binky: Just trying to help you out. If governments start to be stricter against metals and they demand to turn over your gold again, then you can kiss it goodbye. may be honest but most of these businesses are not and the only way to be 100% sure is for you to have it under your control. I would say that almost 100% of us that have precious metals in our possession have it buried in the ground inside PVC pipe with glued end caps. If it is stored in a building, the building can burn down. If in a fireproof safe, the safe can be cracked or stolen. Bank safe deposit boxes? You have got to be kidding. Since you live in an apartment you would have to bury it on the land of someone else with out being seen. I know you would like to have it close by although not necessary but maybe right outside your apartment there may be some woods or maybe there is a place out of the woods where no one goes at certain times of the day. At night on a new moon in the rain is a good time to do it. You probably just thought – in the rain? No way. You could wear a rain suit and waterproof hat. See, there is a way to solve every problem if you put your mind to it. There is probably some wilderness area remaining in Great Britain, but if not if you think about it long enough I’m sure you can find the right place to bury it. As far returning to the U.S with it there’s no way I would try to carry it through a police state airport either but I would suggest just as an example of how you can be creative, private sailboats are constantly crossing the Atlantic and you could hitch a ride or get a job on one as a cook. Check out the classifieds in Yachting Magazine. Check out the security that cargo ship passengers have to pass through, it’s probably non-existent. Insured mail is another way. When I have to sell a little every now and then it has been through Registered Insured Mail and there never has been a problem. From what you wrote you weren’t sounding like a real precious metals owner so yeah I wanted to help you out but to be honest you ticked me off a little and I wanted to straighten you out. Start acting like a real precious metals owner.

  • Mr Pike

    Mr Binky,

    I just re-read your post and realized that I didn’t pay enough attention to what your wrote. You will be moving maybe to another EU country in the future and not the U.S. Might be a more complicated task but I bet you could find a way.

  • Richard


    If you’re concerned about moving gold on a plane. Find out how others do it without problems and do the same thing.

    I prefer tubes of coins myself.

  • In 2 weeks I’m releasing an article based on 2 speeches by a former U.S. Governor. “Florida Governor Laughs At Paper Gold,” this dates to January & June 1968 and shows the roots of current events go back a long way. Britain has led the fight against silver money since it started hijacking Spanish silver in the mid-16th century and the fight against gold since it went off the gold standard in September 1931. The best thing anyone can do to fight this is to elect better U.S. Senators.

  • Mazzic

    I’d recommend contacting WikiLeaks with this information if you can prove your credibility. Many (among them myself) find this information a bit too stunning to accept. But I trust WikiLeaks source-critizism, and if they would find this aricle worth publishing (or make an of their on on this subject) I’d belive you.
    But as it is of right now, I can’t belive this.

  • Kieran O’Donnell

    Bronze: “…i enjoy watching them weigh it. i usually go to 2-3 different places to check the price. then i leave with CASH!!! no paper for me!”

    Real cash eh Bronze?.. you’re not stoopid are you… you would never accept something as worthless as paper.

  • Bob

    Do you think for one minute the world governments that are all invested in fiat currency based on dozens of ponzi feed back loops would ever allow precious metals to find their true free trade value? You would have to be deluded to think so. Gold and Silver will be allowed slow gradual increases in value but nothing that will rock the boat. By 2012 gold will be allowed to 1400 silver to 32 and thats a fact Jack.

  • The true story of gold use to be the one with the most could control the world. But now the one that controls the price controls the world or soon will be. They say the u.s. dollar not backed by gold. This is actually a lie. You have the right to go cash your used toilet paper in for gold. Tell the people finaly realize theres not enough gold. An then the game is over. An people start to by pass the governed price of gold an silver an sell it on there own price leaving no gov cap. Then the gov will come in an say not legal to own pms any more. An nwo in progress movie will be for real. The one world currency will be here. Have a nice day.Thats all i have to say about that.

  • blairman

    This is to therapissed (April 14 posting).

    The manipulation of gold and silver is to suppress interest rates – many banks are operating while insolvent because of their dodgy MBS books as it is – higher interest rates will encourage more Americans to default on their mortgages and make the situation for the banks far worse.

    Dont urge people to think critically when you can’t do it for yourself.

  • misanthropope

    as long as tinfoil stays cheap, you guys will be fine.

    just a little hint, if half your prophesies come true, gold will be worthless too. ditch that stuff and stock up on canned tuna and shotgun shells

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  • Emanuel

    The problem is that when you try and get this information out to people, they don’t believe you. They can’t believe that these people are that evil unless the media says it in proof. It doesn’t matter if people believe that this is for real or not, it is going to happen and it is happening soon! Wake up America and get born again. You don’t have much time left.

  • Otmane EL RHAZI

    Bang on guys. This a great stuff!

  • OutsideTheMatrix

    @ Survival Acres – You sir are the idiot. If you don’t know or realize all of the uses there are for silver, and how much industries need for silver is growing, then you’re either dumb or uniformed. Medical, solar, electronic, antibacterial, the list goes on and on while the supply goes down and down, never to be recovered…

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