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ETF Price Suppression Mechanics

Topics [ gold investing gold market ]

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

In this article, Bron Suchecki addresses an article by Andrew Maguire on the TF Metals Report blog that explained how bullion banks use Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to suppress the prices of gold and silver. Bron’s article covers:

Whether ETF’s have the gold?
How the ETF market making process works
The borrowing of shares
Fractional reserve bullion banking

as well as the ways bullion banks can use and trade ETFs and an opinion on how significant the ETFs and the transaction mechanisms around them are to the precious metal markets.

Download ETF Price Suppression (pdf 265kb).

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