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Category Archives: CFTC

How The Flash Crash Trader Was Scammed Out Of A $50 Million Fortune

The sad saga of Navinder Sarao, who on April 20, 2015 became the scapegoat for the May 2010 flash crash and was sentenced to up to 360 years in prison – he will find out later this year the actual length of his prison sentence – got its latest twist today thanks to a fascinating […]

Comex Gold Open Interest / By Turd Ferguson / May 4, 2016 at 11:12 am In defending their long held short positions, the Comex Banks have now issued enough new contracts to drive total open interest back to levels not seen since 2011. Will they be successful in capping price or are they about to get a religious experience? We’re […]

HSBC’s London Gold Vault: Is this Gold’s Secret Hiding Place? / by Ronan Manly / 19 Apr 2016 HSBC’s main gold vault in London regularly comes under the media spotlight for a number of reasons. These reasons include: a) the HSBC London vault stores a very large amount of gold on behalf of gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds, primarily the well-known SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) b) along with […]

TFMR Podcast – Saturday, March 26 / By Turd Ferguson / March 26, 2016 at 1:51 pm This is a public podcast. If you can spare the time this holiday weekend, I urge you to give it a listen. The topic is the CFTC-generated Commitment of Traders reports and the criminally fraudulent nature of the Comex paper derivative precious metals markets. […]

CFTC Has Decade Of Audit Opinions Withdrawn After Massive “Error” Uncovered

If you are a victim of investment fraud, there may be implications for your federal taxes. Visit for details. — CFTC (@CFTC) January 19, 2016 / by Tyler Durden on 01/20/2016 12:04 As regular readers are likely aware, we like to give the CFTC a helping hand whenever possible. For seven years, we’ve warned […]

An Unprecedented Circumstance / By Theodore Butler / December 14, 2015 – 8:11am Today, I will speak of a completely unprecedented situation that has evolved over the past seven years. I define “unprecedented” as something that was never done or known before. The unprecedented circumstance is my seven year documented history of labeling the giant financial institution, JPMorgan Chase, as […]

Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Short Gold / by Tyler Durden / 12/02/2015 10:10 After the worst monthly performance since 2013 and the weakest close since February 2010, it appears “managed money” has piled in to the momentum trade. According to CFTC, hedge funds have never been more short gold (slashing long bets and increasing short beta by around 11 million ounces net in […]

Government Demanding Source Code by CFTC Rule / by Martin Armstrong / December 2, 2015 Here comes the incompetent government once again. The CFTC has introduced a new rule that automated trading systems must turnover their source code to the government meaning both the Department of Justice for criminal prosecutions and the CFTC. They will have no right to resistance and the rule […]

Will The Silver Miners Speak Out Again / Dr. Jeffrey Lewis / October 26, 2015 Not much as changed since First Majestic Keith Neumeyer’s complained to the CFTC. Silver prices are still firmly locked paper limbo. In our recent interview with silver analyst, Ted Butler, given that his call to the miners was the prime catalyst, one of our attendees asked Mr. […]

Bank Regulator’s Speech Shows the Extent of Financial Reform Failure / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 22, 2015  Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency One of the common complaints heard about the U.S. financial regulatory system is that it’s so fragmented that one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. For example, both the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency […]