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Chris Martenson: Central banks can rig all markets via U.S. futures

Section: Daily Dispatches

2:52p ET Saturday, December 9, 2023

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

In a 35-minute video, Peak Prosperity's Chris Martenson explains how central banks can manipulate the prices of all futures contracts in the United States -- commodity, financial, and agricultural -- through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's "Central Bank Incentive Program," which provides central banks and related institutions with volume trading discounts for trading futures secretly. The CME operates all major futures markets in the United States.

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Martenson notes that while the program nominally excludes the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve, this exclusion is essentially meaningless, insofar as the Federal Reserve commonly has currency swap lines with other central banks, which presumably can use the "Central Bank Incentive Program" to execute trades for the Fed with the Fed's money.

As a result, Martenson notes, world markets are hardly markets at all.

This is another issue ripe for investigation by financial journalism should it ever reappear on Earth.

Martenson's analysis is headlined "Central Bank Hanky Panky" and can be viewed at Peak Prosperity here: 

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Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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