posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 04:00 AM
All markets are rigged, and have been for a very long time. The big banks artificially inflate stocks all the time to lure in investors, then cash
out before plunging the price of those stocks, having already bet against them.
The use of robo-systems that place sell or buy options hundreds of times a second are also another favourite... it's ludicrous!
It makes me chuckle when people say to invest in gold, yet they are buying paper IOU's, never actually receiving the cold hard metal. In the
meantime, the banks will sell the same gold over and over again, to multiple investors, that's even if they have the physical gold or not in the
first place. It's all a rigged game. Look what is already happening, with nation states asking for their physical gold to be repatriated and the
big banks holding it either refusing outright or stalling for time - years in some cases - to move it. It's because they don't have that physical
gold any more and have resold it several times over.
So, of course the precious metals markets are rigged, as are all others.
The stock market has been turned into a big casino for the big players, who simply come up with ever more risky and outrageous, sometimes illegal,
ways of gaming the systems for their own benefit. Lets face it, they add nothing of any tangible value to society, yet take all they can get when the
bets go wrong and the rest of us, thanks to our bought and pid for politicians, get handed the bill for things we had no control over, while the
financial criminals pay themselves bonuses with the bailout money that the taxpayer provided. Yaaaay...another round of large ones at the club
gentlemen, coutesy of the taxpayer!