Tag - Manipulation
Saturday, November 20 2021
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, November 20 2021, 03:44
So there you have it. Five massive banks that are apparently above the law pay a combined paltry sum of $152 million (about $30 million per head) while presumably having earning many many multiples of that sum while engaged in gold price trading over a 10 year period, and then walk scot-free since they have the deep enough pockets to each buy a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card. They also get to “Pass Go" again and again, while continuing to collecting the proverbial £200.
Saturday, September 19 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Saturday, September 19 2020, 02:28
To spell it out another way, for more than four and a half years from 2009 until 2014, during the same exact same time period as the US Department of Justice is accusing James Vorley of having been “engaged in a years-long conspiracy to defraud other traders on COMEX" by “on numerous occasions, placing Spoofing Orders for COMEX gold, silver, platinum or palladium futures contracts", James Vorley was a director of the LBMA’s London Gold Fixing and London Silver Fixing companies.
Thursday, September 17 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, September 17 2020, 23:18
Former Deutsche Bank AG analyst David Liew told a Chicago jury he learned how to manipulate gold and silver prices from the two successful senior traders he admired and worked with for about three years.
Friday, September 4 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Friday, September 4 2020, 18:22
A top Canadian bank and a major participant in the gold markets has agreed to pay more than $127 million to resolve U.S. regulatory and criminal charges. The settlements announced last week by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) spanned an eight-year period and involved thousands of manipulative orders by four traders at the Bank of Nova Scotia, also known as Scotiabank.
Thursday, August 20 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, August 20 2020, 00:54
Bank of Nova Scotia has reached settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over charges of metals market manipulation.
The fines and enforcement actions stem from an investigation into Scotia’s metals trading division. American authorities said that on thousands of occasions between January 2008 and July 2016, four Scotiabank traders placed orders to buy and sell precious metals contracts with the intent to cancel those orders in an attempt to manipulate prices. The traders were based in New York, London and Hong Kong, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Thursday, February 6 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, February 6 2020, 05:31
U.S. authorities that accused six JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees of rigging precious-metals futures are building a criminal case against the bank itself, two people familiar with the situation said.
Thursday, January 30 2020
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, January 30 2020, 01:23
As the Department of Justice pointed out, every one of the banks or their subsidiaries referred to in gold and silver spoofing charges are 'primary members' of the Financial Industry Association FIA: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Scotiabank and Deutsche Bank, as are each of the banks defending the London gold and silver fixing anti trust lawsuits: Scotiabank, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Barclays, HSBC and UBS formerly.
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.