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Ross Norman: Central bank manipulation of gold wouldn’t surprise me

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gata.org / Chris Powell / Mon, 2016-10-17 12:12

By Ross Norman, CEO
Sharps Pixley Bullion Brokers, London
Sunday, October 16, 2016

GATA Secretary Chris Powell has invited me to reply to his October 15 commentary —

http://www.gata.org/node/16839

— in which he replied to my article of the 14th, wherein I rebutted an academic study that concluded that the London gold price fix was manipulated:

http://news.sharpspixley.com/article/london-fixings-the-case-is-laid-bar…

If you look at my article (and indeed previous ones) you will see that my aim is to defend the integrity of the London gold fix as a method to derive a fair benchmark price. My aim is not to defend the integrity of the institutions operating the fix.

The reason for this is that I simply do not have the visibility over all fixing members and their every trade that I would need to say that these guys are 100-percent honest. No one does.

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