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Banks rig $4.7 trillion a day currency markets...
#1
Read and weep.

The banks rig the currency markets so that they profit from their clients and Britain's bank regulator the "Financial Conduct Authority" (yes, they really did name it that --- oops, you're conduct's showing dearie - best visit the bathroom and jingle things around a bit and sort if out, eh...), "is considering a probe into potential manipulation of the rates". Well, golly gosh, financial fraud is endemic, yet another part of the market is found to be truly screwing their clients on foreign exchange transactions, and the young eager guns at the FCA have a myopic committee meeting to discuss whether they should wipe the invoked mist off their spectacles to see if there is anything they should be seeing, or simply go back to not actively looking as usual.

Hard decision to make there.

Yup, it's business as usual in the land of financial la la.

From Zerohedge

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Banks Rig $4.7 Trillion A Day Currency Markets To Profit Off Clients


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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/12/2013 07:45 -0400

From GoldCore[/url]
Banks Rig $4.7 Trillion A Day Currency Markets To Profit Off Clients
The world's biggest banks have been manipulating benchmark foreign-exchange rates used to set the value of trillions of dollars of investments, according to a Bloomberg investigation.
Employees have been front-running client orders and rigging WM/Reuters rates by pushing through trades before and during the 60-second windows when the benchmarks are set, said five current and former traders, who requested anonymity because the practice is controversial.
Dealers colluded with counterparts to boost chances of moving the rates, said two of the people, who worked in the industry for a total of more than 20 years.
The behavior occurred daily in the spot foreign-exchange market and has been going on for at least a decade, affecting the value of funds and derivatives and all investments.
The Financial Conduct Authority, Britain's markets supervisor, is considering opening a probe into potential manipulation of the rates, according to a person briefed on the matter.
Informed observers have long warned that the global $4.7-trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, the biggest in the financial system has all the hallmarks of a casino.
The inherent conflict banks face between executing client orders and profiting from their own trades is exacerbated because most currency trading takes place away from exchanges.
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Gold in Euros, 3 Year (Bloomberg)

The FCA already is working with regulators worldwide to review the integrity of benchmarks, including those used in valuing derivatives and commodities, after three lenders were fined about $2.5 billion for rigging the London interbank offered rate, or Libor. Regulators also are investigating benchmarks for the crude-oil and swaps markets.
"The price mechanism is the anchor of our entire economic system," said Tom Kirchmaier, a fellow in the financial-markets group at the London School of Economics. "Any rigging of the price mechanism leads to a misallocation of capital and is extremely costly to society."
The benchmarks are based on actual trades or quotes, rather than the bank estimates used to calculate Libor. Still, they're susceptible to rigging, according to the five traders, who said they had engaged in or witnessed the practice.
The traders interviewed by Bloomberg News declined to identify which banks engaged in manipulative practices and didn't specifically allege that any of the top four firms were involved. Spokesmen for Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Barclays and UBS declined to comment.
It is becoming increasingly evident that many key financial markets are being rigged and manipulated by banks and central banks today. Some of the manipulation is overt, some is covert.
The world's largest banks are fixing prices in many key markets and benchmarks which is affecting the value of money itself and will ultimately leading to the value of money in your pocket becoming worth much less.
It is distorting markets and leading to a false sense of security and unwarranted and dangerous risk appetite.
It leads to a heightened risk of market dislocations, market crashes and monetary crisis. It could also lead to the much anticipated default on the COMEX as more and more nervous investors, individual and institutional, opt to take delivery of physical bullion.
This makes owning physical gold in your possession or in a vault that you can ship from at will more vitally important than ever before.
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Gold In British Pounds, 3 Year (Bloomberg)
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Comex, Nymex Gold Delivery Issues, Stops for June 11
The following is a table detailing daily issues and stops related to deliveries of gold against expiring contracts traded on the Comex or the New York Mercantile Exchange for June 11, according to CME Group Inc.
The notices reflect the movement of metals to offset each long or short futures position with supplies held in exchange-monitored warehouses. Issuers are making deliveries, and stoppers are taking deliveries.
=============================================================================
June 11 June 10 June 7 June 6 June 5 June 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
=============================================================================
-------------------------- Gold ----------------------------
Issues/stops 18 195 132 318 826 333
Month to date 7,871 7,853 7,658 7,526 7,208 6,382
Settlement 1,377.0 1,386.2 1,383.0 1,415.7 1,398.4 1,397.1
Delivery date 06/13/13 06/12/13 06/11/13 06/10/13 06/07/13 06/06/13
Contract June 2013 June 2013 June 2013 June 2013 June 2013 June 2013
=============================================================================
June 11 June 10 June 7 June 6 June 5 June 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
=============================================================================
SOURCE: CME Group Inc. via Bloomberg
Comex Issues and Stops of Silver by Firm for June 11 (Table)
The following is a table detailing daily issues and stops by company related to deliveries of silver against expiring contracts traded on the Comex, according to CME Group Inc.
The notices reflect the movement of silver to offset each long or short futures position with supplies held in exchange-monitored warehouses. Issuers are making deliveries, and stoppers are taking deliveries.
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Account Firm Issued Stopped
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---------------------- June 11 -----------------------
Daily Total 55 55
Month to Date 90
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House Nova Scotia 0 21
Customer JP Morgan 36 0
House JP Morgan 19 0
Customer ABN Amro 0 34
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Account Firm Issued Stopped
======================================================================
---------------------- June 10 -----------------------
Daily Total 2 2
Month to Date 35
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House Nova Scotia 0 2
Customer JP Morgan 2 0
---------------------- June 5 -----------------------
Daily Total 11 11
Month to Date 33
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House Nova Scotia 0 8
Customer JP Morgan 0 3
Customer ABN Amro 11 0
---------------------- May 31 -----------------------
Daily Total 2 2
Month to Date 22
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House Nova Scotia 0 2
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Account Firm Issued Stopped
======================================================================
Customer PTG Div. Newedge 2 0
---------------------- May 30 -----------------------
Daily Total 20 20
Month to Date 20
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Customer Merrill 5 0
House Nova Scotia 0 13
Customer JP Morgan 0 5
House JP Morgan 15 0
Customer PTG Div. Newedge 0 2
======================================================================
SOURCE: CME Group Inc. via Bloomberg

NEWS

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Bloomberg News Investigation Finds Big Banks Manipulate Currency Markets - Bloomberg
Japan To Adopt 'Bail-Ins' - Yahoo
Gold extends declines into 2nd day on stimulus worries - Reuters
Gold Near Two-Week Low as Investors Weigh Global Stimulus Curbs - Bloomberg
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JPM Vault Gold Drops By 28.4% Overnight, Slides To Fresh Record Low As Withdrawals Accelerate Zero Hedge
Explosive Positioning In Gold Futures You Tube

When Bond Bubble Bursts, Investors Will Get Hurt The Telegraph/quote]

The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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#2
Their greed knows no bounds. This stuff is so scary becasue it's going to put the rest of us in freefall. After all, we're just useless eaters.

Dawn
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#3
Quote:The Financial Conduct Authority, Britain's markets supervisor, is considering opening a probe into potential manipulation of the rates, according to a person briefed on the matter.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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#4
Imagine the payout if the dentally barren regulaterers decide to proceed and do find fixing did take place. That, on top of PPP, the LIBOR scam, the still unresolved bank charges scam, plus a host of other illegal activities would bankrupt the banking sector.

And then the public would have to suffer deprivation for decades to bail them out with tax money.

Er... Why does this sound familiar?
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
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