The Gold Manipulation Question

Published on
May 16th, 2019
15 minutes

The Gold Manipulation Question

Gold ·
Featuring Grant Williams

Published on: May 16th, 2019 • Duration: 15 minutes

Is the price of gold manipulated? If so, who is manipulating it, and why? Real Vision co-founder Grant Williams asks a host of experts that question to decipher the truth. This video is excerpted from a piece published on Real Vision on February 23, 2018 entitled "Gold: The Story of Man's 6000 Year Obsession."



  • SB
    Stephen B.
    27 May 2019 @ 20:04
    I had long ago concluded that Jim Rickards is a (ex) CIA shrill. However, his suggestion that it may be the Chinese that is behind gold price manipulation was as audacious and laughable a claim as i have ever heard. Simply breathtaking. Maybe the Russians too?
  • DS
    David S.
    16 May 2019 @ 09:00
    The assumption is that the gold price is lower than an actual free market price. If this is true, the manipulation is allowing you to buy physical gold at a bargain price. Do not fight manipulation; embrace it. Of course, Grant has warned you to buy the real thing and not to be ripped off when buying physical gold. The important number for me is the percent that the gold price manipulation is understating the “real” price of gold. Is it 5%, 10% or 50%.? That is the question. DLS
    • CH
      Charles H.
      25 May 2019 @ 02:46
      And that final question can be re-framed as: just how much of a house of cards is this global fiat, financialised, leveraged monetary system?
  • KS
    Kathleen S.
    22 May 2019 @ 01:00
    It does not have to be a conspiracy Rick --- all you have to do is incentivize traders to manipulate the markets by allowing them to dump paper contracts (and let them know they will never be investigated) - and they are rewarded by being allowed to make a steady stream of money.
    • CH
      Charles H.
      25 May 2019 @ 02:44
      Like all other financialised assets, a very small pool of physical can be massively leveraged to manipulate paper prices, in the right market framework.
  • ek
    eric k.
    19 May 2019 @ 06:07
    The Rick Rule portion was crazy. What does Afghanistan have to do with financial market intervention if that's the case.