This along with foreclosuregate will bankrupt JPMC and HSBC!
Covering there short positions would bankrupt them and A “correct” valuation of silver would also destroy JPMC
They own the single most concentrated short position in the history of commodities trading. If silver were valued at a “correct” valuation, which would be something along the lines of $50 (at the very least), those short positions would become multi billion dollar liabilities. They are short some 300 million ounces, if not more. As such, every dollar that silver goes up, they lose 300 million dollars.
This also applys to HSBC!
So will the governments really let these two super banks go to the wall by ending the manipulation?
I doubt it! Or,,
Are the governments going to print more money, and cover the shorts with cash?
(because they are that short sighted)
Its only a matter of time!
“There is no silver lining to the activities of JPMorgan Chase and HSBC in the precious-metals market here and in London, says a 40-year veteran of the metal pits.
The banks, which do the Federal Reserve’s bidding in the metals markets, have long been the government’s lead actors in keeping down the prices of gold and silver, according to a former Goldman Sachs trader working at the London Bullion Market Association.
Maguire was scheduled to testify last week before the Commodities Futures Trade Commission, which is looking into the activities of large banks in the metals market, but was knocked off the list at the last moment. So, he went public.
Maguire — in an exclusive interview with The Post — explained JPMorgan’s role in the metals pits in both London and here, and how they can generate a profit either way the market moves.
“JPMorgan acts as an agent for the Federal Reserve; they act to halt the rise of gold and silver against the US dollar. JPMorgan is insulated from potential losses [on their short positions] by the Fed and/or the US taxpayer,” Maguire said.
In the gold pits, Maguire sees HSBC betting against the precious metal’s price without having any skin in the game in the form of a naked short.
“HSBC conducts an ongoing manipulative concentrated naked short position in gold. Silver is much easier to manipulate due to its much smaller [market] size,” Maguire added.
“No one at JPMorgan is familiar with Andrew Maguire,” said Brian Marchiony, a company spokesman. HSBC declined to comment.
Also during the CFTC hearing, Jeff Christian, founder of the commodities firm CPM Group, said that the LBMA, the physical delivery market for gold and silver in the UK, has been using leverage, which is another way to depress the price of gold and silver.
Christian said that the LBMA — the same market Maguire trades in — has leverage of about 100-1 on the gold bars settled on the exchange. In layman’s terms, that means if 100 clients requested their bullion bars be delivered, the exchange could only give one client the precious metal.
The remaining requests would have to be settled for cash equivalent. “That is tantamount to a default on the trade,” says Bill Murphy, chairman of the Gold Antitrust Action committee.
Maguire goes further and calls it a fraud: “If you sell something you do not own, then that is fraud.”
Back in 2007, Morgan Stanley agreed to settle a $4.4-million lawsuit brought by precious-metal clients, who alleged that Morgan offered to buy gold and silver and store it for the investors, but never purchased any metal and still charged them storage fees.”
Silver Passes $28
And a long-term chart. See if you can spot when Bernanke’s Wood Hole (sic) speech was.