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Robert Lambourne: BIS gold swaps and derivatives fall slightly in June but still unusually high

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Sunday, July 26, 2020

The gold swaps and derivatives position of the Bank for International Settlements, which reached a three-year high in May, fell slightly in June, according to the bank's statement of accounts for the month:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc200630.pdf

BIS activity in gold reached three-year high in May

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gold market activity by the Bank for International Settlements appears to have risen in May to its highest level in more than three years, according to the bank's statement of account for the month:

https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc200531.pdf

GATA asks CFTC if it has ever audited Comex gold

Section: Documentation

10:25a ET Monday, May 18, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA today asked the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission whether it has ever audited the gold reported to it by the New York Commodities Exchange as being eligible or registered for sale and delivery on the exchange.

British university study confirms gold market manipulation protects U.S. assets

Section: Documentation

No Place to Hide: How Market Manipulation in the Age of Pandemic is Destroying Traditional Safe Havens

By Neil Vowles
University of Sussex, Brighton, England, UK
Thursday, May 14, 2020

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/52005

Congressman presses CFTC: Does it have jurisdiction over manipulative trading by government?

Section: Documentation

11:57a ET Saturday, April 25, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

U.S. Rep. Alex X. Mooney, R-West Virginia, is pressing the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to answer the critical questions about market manipulation the commission long has refused to answer lest it expose the U.S. government's rigging of the futures markets and especially the gold and silver futures markets.

CFTC refuses to say if it has jurisdiction over manipulative futures trading by government

Section: Documentation

The commission won't say even if it knows of any futures trading by government, though such trading is public record.

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12:48p ET Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Does the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission have jurisdiction over manipulative futures trading by the U.S. government, other governments, or brokers acting for them?

BIS gold market intervention increased again in February

Section: Documentation

By Robert Lambourne
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

According to its recently published February statement of account, the Bank for International Settlements, which represents most central banks, appears to have increased its position in gold swaps and gold-related derivatives by 6 tonnes over its position at the end of January, bringing it to an estimated 326 tonnes.

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