Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.U.S. Housing Bull Market Over? House Prices Trend Forecast Current State - Nadeem_Walayat
2.The Coming U.S. Economic Collapse Will Trigger a Revolution - Harry_Dent
3. Stock Market Crash a Historical Pattern? - Wim_Grommen
4.Global Panic - U.S. Federal Government Stockpiling Ammo – Here’s What We’re Going to Do - Shah Gilani
5.AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs - Aaron Smith
6.This is Your Economic Recovery With and Without Drugs - James_Quinn
7.Gold and Silver Price Getting Set To Explode Higher - Austin_Galt
8.The Something for Nothing Society - Lifecycle of Bureaucracy - Ty_Andros
9.Another Interesting Stock Market Juncture - Tony_Caldaro
10.Inflation vs the Deflationary Straw Man - Gary_Tanashian
Last 5 days
The Ultimate Demise Of The Euro Union - 1st Sep 14
Palladium Price Breaks Multi-Year High Over $900 - 1st Sep 14
When Complexity Becomes Chaos - 1st Sep 14
Designer War By Default - 1st Sep 14
Islamic State or Russia? Ten Key Questions Towards Pragmatism - 1st Sep 14
Mixed Emotions for the Gold Market - 1st Sep 14
These Clowns Are Dragging Us Into War with Russia - 1st Sep 14
Marx And The Capitalist Cancer Of Overproduction - 1st Sep 14
Scottish Banks Salivating at the Prospects for an Independent Scotland of 6 Million Debt Slaves - 1st Sep 14
Small Man Europe Is Now In “Effective State Of War” With Russia - 31st Aug 14
The Unintended Blowback Of False Flags - 31st Aug 14
Tesco Supermarket Death Spiral Latest Profits Warning and Dividend Slashed - 31st Aug 14
Dow, Gold and Silver - A Last Stand, A Fake Out And A Surge - 31st Aug 14
If U.S. Consumers are so Confident Why aren't They Spending? - 31st Aug 14
Scotland Independence House Prices Crash, Deflationary Debt Death Spiral - 31st Aug 14
Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine - 30th Aug 14
Stock Market Inflection Point Approaching - 30th Aug 14
Gold And Silver - Elite's NWO Losing Traction. Expect More War - 30th Aug 14
Corporations Join Droves of Americans Renouncing US Citizenship - 30th Aug 14
Peter Schiff U.S. Housing Market, House Prices Bubble Warning - 30th Aug 14
Russia, Ukraine War - It’s Time to Play the “Gazprom Card” - 29th Aug 14
The One Tech Stock Investment You Should Never Sell - 29th Aug 14
Bitcoin Price $500 as Current Downside Barrier - 29th Aug 14
Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Stock Market Investment Myths - 29th Aug 14
Low Cost Transcontinental Gold - 29th Aug 14
Gold Bullish Central Banks Should Give Money Directly To The People - Helicopter Janet? - 29th Aug 14
US House Prices Bull Market Over? Trend Forecast Video - 29th Aug 14
The Fed Meeting at Jackson Hole Exposed Yellen’s Greatest Weakness - 29th Aug 14
AAPL Apple Stock About To Get sMACked - 29th Aug 14
A History of Unlimited Money: Learn From It or Repeat Its Mistakes - 29th Aug 14
How You Can Play to Win When Market Makers Are Calling the Shots - 28th Aug 14
EU Gas Supply Is In Real And Imminent Danger - 28th Aug 14
Central Banks at the Root of Evil - 28th Aug 14
European Bond Market: Bubble of all Bubbles! - 28th Aug 14
Employers Aren’t Just Whining: The “Skills Gap” Is Real - 28th Aug 14
The ISIS Menace - Just What We Need, Another War - 27th Aug 14
The Risky Business of Methane-Rich “Fire Ice” - 27th Aug 14
CFR Recommends Policy Shift that is Very Bullish for Gold - 27th Aug 14
Ukraine Standoff Signals Global Power Shift - 27th Aug 14
Stock Market Panic Decline Begins - 27th Aug 14
The Monopoly of the Government Education Cartel - 27th Aug 14
How to Invest in Silver Today for Double-Digit Gains - 27th Aug 14
The Big Solar Energy Breakthrough We've Been Waiting For - 27th Aug 14
U.S. Empire’s Bumpy Ride - 27th Aug 14
Gold Market and the Interest Rate Trap - 27th Aug 14
Stock Market Staring Into the Great Abyss - 27th Aug 14
A Look at the Coming 30-year Inflation Cycle - 27th Aug 14
Forex Trading - Will USD/CHF Rally Above 0.9200? - 27th Aug 14
Europe’s Depressing Economy Dog Days of Summer - 27th Aug 14
How The Coming Silver Price Bubble Will Develop - 26th Aug 14
A Nation of Shopkeepers - Supply-Side (Voodoo) Economics? - 26th Aug 14
Stock Market Bear Tracks Abound In Wall Street - 26th Aug 14
65,000 U.S. Marines Hold up a Mirror to the Economy - 26th Aug 14
Bitcoin Market Provides Clues for Investors - 26th Aug 14
The Key to Trading Success - 26th Aug 14
Will The US Succeed in Breaking Russia to Maintain Dollar Hegemony?... - 26th Aug 14
Even Mainstream Academia Worried about Massive Bubbles in Markets - 26th Aug 14
Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon's Precedent - 26th Aug 14
Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina - 26th Aug 14
Dow Stock Index On The Cusp - 26th Aug 14
Prohibition Laws and Agency Regulations - 26th Aug 14

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis


Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

The Biggest lie in Stock Market History Revealed

Is Gold Price Manipulation About to Begin Again?

Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013 Sep 08, 2013 - 06:18 PM GMT

By: Toby_Connor

Commodities

The answer to the question above unfortunately is maybe. There are definitely warning signs springing up.

The first sign of trouble popped up last week when the miners generated a key reversal on huge volume, and on a day when gold was actually positive. Something about that day smells very fishy to me. It looks like big-money traders had advance notice that a false breakout to new highs was going to be manufactured to give insiders an exit after a two-month 40% rally. The high volume follow through the following day confirms that something is not right.


Looking at the weekly chart only confirms my suspicion. The last week of August was the highest volume week in GDX's history. When that kind of volume appears at the top of a two-month rally, after a 40% gain, there's a good chance its signaling smart money just snuck out the back door. We should only see this kind of volume at the bottom of a serious decline, not the top of a two-month rally unless something is wrong.

Another warning sign is the potential topping candle on the weekly charts of $GOLD followed by an indecision candlestick this week.

I'm starting to get quite nervous that this intermediate cycle topped on week nine and the bear raid is about to continue.

As most of you know I'm not a big conspiracy buff. Other than short-term stuff around options expiration, pretty much all of the pullbacks in this bull market can be explained away as normal corrective moves that happen in all bull markets. Unfortunately, this has not been the case since last December. Nothing about the decline after the QE 4 announcement has been natural.

First off, the intermediate cycle length was stretched ridiculously far, which would never occur during a down trend. During down trends intermediate cycles shrink, not stretch.

Secondly, sentiment extremes which would normally generate bear market rallies had no affect during this decline. The lack of any significant counter trend moves to relieve selling pressure during this bear market are another sign in my opinion that this was not a natural move.

And finally, the repeated massive volume take downs in the overnight and pre-market hours to push gold below significant technical levels thereby triggering stop loss orders would never occur if traders were trying to maximize profits. That 400 ton dump in the pre-market on April 12th to run the stops below $1523 was so far from a natural market event it's not even questionable that it constituted blatant manipulation.

There's no doubt in my mind that big-money knows gold is going to enter the bubble stage of this bull market sometime soon. What started out probably as an attempt to create a selling panic so Germany could get their physical bullion back, has now turned into a high-stakes game of let's see how far we can lower the starting point before the bubble phase begins.

I have noted before the difference in profit potential if the starting point of the bubble phase could be artificially lowered. I'm convinced that if allowed to trade freely the next leg up in the gold bull market began last summer as all assets started to respond to QE 3& 4. That rally had a starting point at about $1550. Assuming a minimum secular bull market top of at least $5000, the profit potential from that move beginning at $1550 is about 200%. However, if the starting point could be artificially lowered to $1000, the profit potential jumps to 400%.

Considering the warning signs from the mining stocks last week and this week, I'm starting to get extremely concerned that the bear raid is about to resume. The first goal will be to take gold back down to test this summer's $1179 bottom. If that bottom can be broken (and if gold gets anywhere near that level I think we can automatically assume we're going to see another massive contract dump in the overnight market to make sure it does get broken), gold will collapse in another waterfall decline that drops it all the way back to the prior C-wave top at $1030.

The next week or two are going to be dangerous in my opinion. If the bears can get some downside traction, traders need to get out of the way, get back to cash, and prepare to jump on board the bull at $1000 which I believe is probably the ultimate goal of this manipulation event that has been going on all year.

I advised subscribers to exit on Tuesday morning into strength based on these warning signals. We are now in wait and see mode in case the manipulation resumes. If it does, then we want to stay on the sidelines until the big-money is finished jerking the sector around, and we want to re-board the train at the bottom along with the insiders who have manufactured this whole criminal process.

I invite you to consider a $10 trial one month subscription to my daily and weekend reports. The topics covered (with charts) include analysis of the precious metals, miners, stock market, currencies, bonds, the Fed, sentiment and cycles.

Toby Connor

Gold Scents  

GoldScents is a financial blog focused on the analysis of the stock market and the secular gold bull market.   Subscriptions to the premium service includes a daily and weekend market update emailed to subscribers.  If you would like to be added to the email list that receives notice of new posts to GoldScents, or have questions,email Toby.

© 2013 Copyright Toby Connor - All Rights Reserved
Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

Toby Connor Archive

© 2005-2014 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Free Report - Financial Markets 2014