I decided we need a new thread to discuss the obvious and blatant capping in gold which is occurring in the face of confirmed fundamentals.
First up, the charts. They need no further commentary.
And why is 1730-1740 so important? One look at the daily chart and it all comes into focus.
In the face of this nonsense, we have the confirmed fundamentals. First, just yesterday, The Fed announced and re-iterated its plans for QE∞, none of which should come as a surprise here in Turdville as I have been telling you all of this since September (for example, see here: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/4202/brass-tacks). Here is a news article with details: https://wallstreetexaminer.com/2012/11/13/fed-announces-it-will-buy-35-billion-in-mbs-reinvestment-program-in-next-month/ and here is the link from The Fed, itself: https://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/ambs/ambs_schedule.html. And, a little over an hour ago, we got the release of the FOMC minutes from late last month. No surprises here, either. Just a simple confirmation of everything we've been discussing. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-14/fomc-minutes-show-fed-members-expect-more-unsterilized-monetization-after-twist-ends.
Of course, to The Cartel and their unwitting short-momo accomplices, none of this matters. All they see are threatened positions which must be defended at all costs. The eventuality of their destruction matters little so long as they can win just one more day and share one more evening of laughs at Cheetahs.
Anyway, fear not. Laugh at their pettiness and greed. They will, most assuredly, be overrun soon and each additional short they supply now will only add fuel to the squeezing fire that is about to consume them.
With all attendant scorn and ridicule: "You don't frighten us you New York Pig-Dogs. I blow my nose at your so-called Wicked Witch and I fart in your general direction. Your mothers were hamsters and your fathers smelt of Elderberries."
p.s. Silver is showing great resilience and looks poised to make a run to and through $33 very soon. It's next, obvious resistance point is near $33.30 where it will encounter both horizontal resistance and its 50-DMA.
p.p.s. Fetchez la vache!
10:15 am EDT UPDATE:
If you're wondering what the hell just happened, it was this: I was texting with our friend, Andy, at the time and he noticed one, single dump of 25,000 gold contracts. That is the paper equivalent of 77 metric tonnes of gold, roughly the total amount of reported holdings of Australia or Kuwait! This is blatant manipulation as every honest market participant seeks to always receive the most efficient execution.
This wholesale dumping of 25,000 contracts is disgusting and deliberately manipulative. These criminals know no boundary and have an obvious contempt for law and regulation. My sincere hope is to one day soon expose them for the lying, thieving bastards they are. Until then, just buy the freaking dip.