Today London metals trader Andrew Maguire spoke with King World News about who smashed the price of gold today and why as HSBC just shocked clients by announcing the closure of all gold vaults in London! Maguire also discussed what is happening in the physical gold market as well as what the bullion banks are up to.
Today’s Gold Smash Is Western Government Intervention
Andrew Maguire: “Eric, here we are again after another heavily gamed Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report week that evidences just how ‘managed’ the paper markets are. Given the strong Indian and Chinese demand above $1,200 and the currency crosses related to gold that were net-positive all week, there was no reason to paint gold down ahead of today’s NFP. Given that the physical market is strong, the Comex-centric selling has all the hallmarks of ‘official’ selling.
Today a legend in the business told King World News, “… the German gold hoard, which is supposed to be stored at the Fed, may already be gone.” Keith Barron, who consults with major companies around the world and is responsible for one of the largest gold discoveries in the last quarter century, also believes countries like Germany, Austria, and others are in serious danger of having claims on their gold stored at the Fed evaporate.
Here is what Barron had to say: “This has been happening for quite some time. In fact, I can remember hearing 6 or 7 years ago that Gaddafi wanted all of his gold back from New York. There were several tons going on a transport plane out of New York once a week to Libya.”
“He (Gaddafi) just didn’t trust any other government with it. Of course we all know what happened to him eventually. His gold has kind of gone missing (appropriated), and nobody knows where it is now. This is the problem the Germans, Austrians, and various other countries are facing. Continue reading