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July 6, 2019 | This Week in Money



May 31, 2018 | Great Frauds Require Darkness

No doubt you’re aware of the massive fraud uncovered at Theranos, the high tech medical startup purported to be able to run any number of diagnostic tests from a single drop of blood. Theranos was a Silicon Valley upstart valued at $10 billion at its peak and headed by an attractive young woman modeled after […]

April 24, 2018 | Avoiding The Obvious

A new interview by James McDonald, Director of Enforcement for the US Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC), on Friday makes it clear that neither he nor the Commission has any intent to address the obvious manipulation of the silver market, conducted principally by JPMorgan.  As a reminder, preventing manipulation is the primary mission of the […]

February 2, 2018 | Unfinished Business

The big news this week was the filing of charges and settlements for price manipulation and “spoofing” brought by the CFTC, in conjunction with the DOJ and FBI, against three banks and a half dozen individual traders; mostly involving illegal trading activities in COMEX gold and silver futures. The announcement set off a debate about […]

September 4, 2016 | How Commodity Prices Get Set

Ted Butler September 1, 2016 For subscription info please go to In the quest to explain something that may be complex into something easily understood, please allow me to reference a recent issue most in the US are now familiar with – the shocking rise in price for EpiPens, produced by the Mylan drug […]

August 6, 2016 | INTERVIEW: Silver Mania Ahead?

  Ted Butler of joins us to talk Silver.  

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