By Andrew Hoffman – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com
Lately, the Cartel has been throwing everything – including the kitchen sink – at Precious Metals; in silver’s case, vigorously defending its latest “line in the sand,” at the 200 DMA of $17.96/oz; and in gold’s, at its 200 day and 200 MONTH moving averages, both of which are roughly $1,266/oz. And despite, as I mocked yesterday, the dollar index “rising” this week – due to heightened fear of a Eurozone breakup – they’ve been having an immense amount of trouble holding them down.
Yesterday, we saw the newest Cartel machination in action – of capping Precious Metal gains; no surprise, via the “Cartel Herald” algorithm, at the 12:00 PM EST “cap of last resort”; when Treasury bond auctions go, LOL, “well” – which I mock due to the fact that auction data is so comically easy to rig, to garner the desired “market” reaction. Conversely, if such auctions go “badly” – i.e., a lower sale price than the prevailing market price – Precious Metal prices are smashed. And of course, either way, PPT-supported stock prices are unaffected, subject only to the ubiquitous “dead ringer” algorithm, which “coincidentally” is centered around the Fed’s 10:00 AM EST “open market operations.”