Tag - Manipulation
Saturday, December 21 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, December 21 2019, 03:59
Regulatory scrutiny of precious metals trading at JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the world’s largest gold brokerages, has expanded to Singapore and ensnared two more bank employees, according to people familiar with the situation.
Tuesday, November 19 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Tuesday, November 19 2019, 06:11
Another JPMorgan Chase & Co. official was charged in the U.S. probe of the bank's precious metals trading operation.
The allegations are part of a broader investigation of market spoofing that has now resulted in charges against six bank employees.
Monday, October 28 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, October 28 2019, 08:53
A major accountancy firm covered up evidence of smuggling and laundering of drug money by an organised crime gang, an investigation has revealed.
EY, formerly known as Ernst and Young, failed to report suspicious activity at one of the world's largest gold refineries and then altered a compliance report to hide the crime.
Sunday, October 13 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Sunday, October 13 2019, 00:12
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is one of the various authorities that JPMorgan has previously said were investigating its metals trading, according to one of the people, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter. The watchdog has requested documents and other information from JPMorgan, the source said.
Wednesday, October 2 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Wednesday, October 2 2019, 22:30
The CFTC on Monday, September 30, 2019 issued an order filing and settling charges against Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. for engaging in spoofing on multiple occasions in the precious metals futures markets from at least November 2013 to November 2014.
The CFTC on Monday, September 30, 2019 issued an order filing and settling charges against Mitsubishi International Corporation for engaging in multiple acts of spoofing on the Commodity Exchange, Inc. markets for silver and gold futures.
Saturday, September 21 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, September 21 2019, 02:04
“The London Bullion Market Association has removed Michael Nowak, JPMorgan’s head of precious metals trading, from its board after he was indicted by the US Department of Justice for a “massive, multiyear scheme” to manipulate the precious metals markets.
Wednesday, September 18 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Wednesday, September 18 2019, 21:12
◆ JPMorgan’s head of precious metals trading and senior traders have been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with rigging precious metal prices in a “massive, multiyear scheme”
Tuesday, September 17 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Tuesday, September 17 2019, 21:38
Michael Nowak, JP Morgan Chase managing director and head of the bank’s global precious metals desk, who is also a Board member of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), has just been indicted & charged by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) with manipulating the prices of precious metals-futures contracts over an 8 year period.
Monday, September 16 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, September 16 2019, 23:09
The U.S. Justice Department said today the three men ripped off market participants and even clients as they illegally moved prices for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.
Their actions spanned eight years and involved thousands of unlawful trading sequences, the Justice Department said. The men were indicted on multiple fraud and conspiracy charges, including racketeering.
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, September 16 2019, 23:07
U.S. prosecutors took an unusually aggressive turn in their investigation of price fixing at JPMorgan Chase & Co., describing its precious metals trading desk as a criminal enterprise operating inside the bank for nearly a decade.
Sunday, September 15 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Sunday, September 15 2019, 03:33
Andy Schectman, President, Miles Franklin Precious Metals, warns that market deception leads to a flawed perception of reality.
Friday, September 13 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Friday, September 13 2019, 00:25
Two JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) employees, including a top metals trading executive, have been placed on leave in response to a U.S. criminal investigation into the bank’s metals trading practices, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Michael Nowak and Gregg Smith are on leave, the source said on Thursday, making them the third and fourth JPMorgan employees to be connected to the criminal investigation that has resulted in guilty pleas from two former JPMorgan metals traders.
Tuesday, August 20 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Tuesday, August 20 2019, 22:30
Christiaan Trunz, another former JPMorgan metals trader, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy and to manipulating prices in the precious-metals market as part of the U.S. government’s continuing crackdown on bogus spoofing trades.
Saturday, July 27 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, July 27 2019, 07:02
A former trader at Scotia Capital and Bear Stearns pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal crime and admitted manipulating precious metals markets for nine years
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, July 27 2019, 03:17
A few weeks ago, you may have seen the story of a British member of Parliament reading into the official record a lengthy synopsis of precious metal price manipulation, the sordid involvement of the bullion banks and the risks these banks pose to the global financial system.
Friday, July 26 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Friday, July 26 2019, 03:04
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued two orders filing and settling charges against former precious metals traders at separate financial institutions who entered into formal cooperation agreements with the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement (Division) and admitted to spoofing and manipulative conduct in the futures markets.
Saturday, July 20 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, July 20 2019, 04:35
By siphoning off demand for real gold and silver and channeling it into unbacked or fractionally-backed credits and futures, the central banks and their bullion bank counterparts have done an amazing job in creating an entire market structure of futures and synthetics trading that is unconnected to the physical gold and silver markets. This structure siphons off demand away from the physical precious metals markets, and in doing so, creates a system of price discovery which is nothing to do with physical gold and silver supply and demand.
Thursday, July 11 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, July 11 2019, 07:52
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Wednesday, June 26 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Wednesday, June 26 2019, 02:05
As MLCI itself admitted, beginning in 2008 and continuing through 2014, precious metals traders employed by MLCI schemed to deceive other market participants by injecting materially false and misleading information into the precious metals futures market.
Saturday, May 18 2019
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, May 18 2019, 07:11
First of all, let me say that gold price suppression (“fixing,” “rigging,” “manipulating” or however else you want to think about it) is not just a conspiracy theory. It’s a well-documented phenomenon, with real actors and real ramifications. In 2014, Barclays was fined nearly $44 million for failing to prevent traders from manipulating the London gold “fix.” Late last year, a former JPMorgan trader pleaded guilty to manipulating the U.S. metals markets. Remember the gold futures “flash crash” of 2014?