In my personal quest for answers how does the world really work? I came across a lot of conspiracy theories and "tin foil characters", but to my very personal surprise a lot of these theories ... are happen to be true and the real secrets are hidden in the plain sight. I do not talk about any politics here, but in order to have All our Big Picture in place we must consider all options of How To Win Strategy is applied in The Art Of War, which employs Any Rules of Breaking The Rules.
"Manipulation is rampant in all markets: HFT Flash Boys, LIBOR, FOREX, Pensions, Energy ... Gold. Some of the former conspiracy theories are going in the court rooms now, others are still waiting for their time. But nothing could be compared with naked shorting and manipulations in the illiquid junior mining stocks. Dirty tactics are used all over the market like the banging the juniors into the close, suppressing the prices during the accumulation. You can get the idea from the reports made by Jim Puplava on Financial Sense and the summary: Naked Short Selling: The Problem. Not a lot of people are talking about it - not a lot of us have the voice. And that is the real problem. Read more."
Federal Reserve Is As "federal" as Federal Express: Massive Conflict Of Interest In This Private Central Bank.
"Zerohedge has published a very good article, which we highly recommend to the followers of the history of private Central Banks in US disguised as Federal Institutions. The Gold Manipulation cannot lasts forever and we see more and more evidence of the ongoing change. The incorporation of the BRICS bank will be another step in De-Dollarisation of the World Financial System. At some time Gold will take its place in this new system and Swiss Gold Initiative is the first very important step in that direction.
Jim Puplava: The Swiss Gold Initiative With Luzi Stamm, Member of the Swiss National Council $TNR.v $MUX $GLD $GDX
"Jim Puplava discusses the groundbreaking developments in Switzerland where the real democracy can be in action now. Even debates about the Gold and Money Printing will be unprecedented on the national level and if this decision finds the support of the people Central Planers will be in horror."
The Gold Cartel Crackdown: FSA Fines Barclays For Manipulation Of Gold Price $TNR.v $MUX $ABX $GDX $GLD
"Manipulation cannot lasts forever even if the very powerful forces are behind it. You already know that we are not talking here just about one trader, one bank or even one country. We are talking here about The Gold Cartel: FED, BIS, Western Central Banks and highest levels of power involved in this masquerade."
"Why Gold is so important for everyone, not just for the super wealthy who can afford to put it aside for the rainy day? Gold is the most important indicator of the rate at which FIAT money are losing its value - its real purchasing power. If you can manipulate it - you can pretend that everything is fine and DOW and S&P 500 will beat All-Time-High every month as we have now. But just look below at your childhood McDonalds Menu - something is not so right, isn't it? My personal vote is nothing, but if I am not alone it will be finished one day. Please donate your tweet for the good cause and share this post if you want to change it as well."
"C.S. It is not the new video, but Glenn Beck is a very good showman to show the dramatic complications surrounding privately owned Federal Reserve. With President Obama now "close to his decision" on the new Chairman for the FED, the clear understanding of this organisation will help us all to survive the "Taper of QE".
Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog.
Henry Ford once said, “It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
He was right about at least one thing– it’s true that hardly anyone on the planet really understands the monetary system… or the way that central bankers manipulate the entire global economy.
I’ve met some seriously smart people who are very high up in finance. Senior bankers, traders, fund managers, etc. And even -they- don’t really understand it.
Everyone just presumes that there are some really smart guys and gals who make policy decisions from their ivory towers. We’re told that they know what they’re doing, and we’re just all supposed to trust them.
People erroneously believe that it’s somehow controlled by the government… in the US, for example, the President of the United States appoints members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Right now there are 4 presidentially-appointed Fed governors.
Meanwhile there are 12 Federal Reserve Bank presidents who influence the decisions of the all-powerful Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Remember, the FOMC is the body within the Fed that essentially dictates monetary policy. It is the FOMC which decides how much money to print, and whether or not to loan this money to commercial banks at basically 0%.
All 12 Fed bank presidents sit in those meetings. 5 of them are actually voting members.
It certainly begs the question– how are the Fed bank presidents chosen?
Simple. Each of the 12 Federal Reserve banks has a board of directors… 9 directors at each bank. And the board selects the bank president.
So who gets to pick the Fed bank directors? The government, right? Wrong.
The majority of the directors are chosen by the commercial banks themselves. JP Morgan. Bank of America. Citigroup. Etc.
It is the BANKS who pick the directors who pick the presidents who dominate the committee which decides to loan money back to the banks at 0% interest.
How is this not a MASSIVE conflict of interest? Are we to believe that the interests of JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup are aligned with our own interests? I highly doubt that.
It is this topic that I explore in today’s podcast. And I highly recommend it because it’s critical that anyone participating in this system really understands how it works, and for whom it is rigged (spoiler alert: it isn’t rigged to your benefit).
How The Fed Works (and Its Massive Conflict Of Interest) ZeroHedge."