The hits just keep on coming. Here's another piece that you absolutely must read. Written by Chris Martenson, this article is full of wonderful facts and charts that support the generally-accepted Turdite thesis that the gold and silver "markets" (like the currency, bond and equity markets) are heavily manipulated and controlled by a "cartel" of bullion banks which act at the behest of their central-planning, Fed masters.
Gold is Manipulated (But That's Okay)
by, Chris Martenson
The price of gold is being actively managed by central planners and their proxies. The main culprit here appears to be the US authorities, as the manipulation is most apparent in the US open gold market. For the most part, this 'management' has resulted in letting the price of gold rise, but not too much, or too quickly.
The price of gold has always been an object of interest for governments and central bankers. The reason is simple enough to understand: Gold is an objective measure of the degree to which fiat money is being managed well or managed poorly.
As such, whenever paper money is being governed poorly, the price of gold becomes an important barometer. And this is why the actual price of gold is a strong candidate to be 'managed.' Or 'influenced'. Or 'manipulated'. Whichever word you prefer, they all convey the same intent.