http://silverseek.com:8080/commentaries/rss/111 Goldseek Commentaries en A New Silver Issue for the Justice Department http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/new-silver-issue-justice-department-17579 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s now been four months since the US Department of Justice secured a criminal guilty plea from the former trader from JPMorgan for spoofing and manipulating precious metals prices on the COMEX and three months since that plea was unsealed. In its announcement on Nov 6, the Justice Department made it clear that it was engaged in an ongoing investigation into COMEX precious metals trading by no less than three of its important divisions; the Criminal Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Attorneys Division. Here’s a link for the organization chart for the DOJ – </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">It’s now been four months since the US Department of Justice secured a criminal guilty plea from the former trader from JPMorgan for spoofing and manipulating precious metals prices on the COMEX and three months since that plea was unsealed.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/new-silver-issue-justice-department-17579" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:40:52 +0000 Theodore Butler 17579 at http://silverseek.com:8080 Jim Cook Interviews Ted Butler http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-17578 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore Butler writes a $400 newsletter on silver. He is considered by many to be the world’s foremost authority on silver. Eighteen years ago he predicted that silver would go up ten times, which it did. We caught up with him at his home in Florida. Q: As the world’s leading silver bull, are you expecting fireworks in silver? A: More so than ever. Q: You know of course that a lot of people who own silver have grown impatient. What do you say to them? A: I feel the same impatience, however my expectations are based upon an extremely bullish set of facts. Impatience has nothing to do with it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Theodore Butler writes a $400 newsletter on silver. He is considered by many to be the world’s foremost authority on silver. Eighteen years ago he predicted that silver would go up ten times, which it did. We caught up with him at his home in Florida.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000000;">Q: As the world’s leading silver bull, are you expecting fireworks in silver? </span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">A: More so than ever. </span><br /></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/jim-cook-interviews-ted-butler-17578" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:37:02 +0000 Theodore Butler 17578 at http://silverseek.com:8080 Questions Only the DOJ Can Get Answered http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/questions-only-doj-can-get-answered-17543 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reasonable questions should be answered reasonably. When such questions cannot be answered reasonably or at all, particularly by those with a responsibility for answering, something is wrong. A good number of such questions remain unanswered in silver and those not providing answers include the federal commodities regulator (the CFTC), the designated self-regulator (the CME Group), as well as the most important bank in the US, JPMorgan. What constitutes a reasonable question in silver? I would define questions to be reasonable if they encompass occurrences known to be unprecedented either in silver or in any other market and in which the questions have been repeatedly asked, yet remain unanswered. To be sure, there are several such unanswered questions in silver that date back as long as a decade; each one of which stands out in terms of potential significance, but taken together point to something being seriously out of kilter in the silver market. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Reasonable questions should be answered reasonably. When such questions cannot be answered reasonably or at all, particularly by those with a responsibility for answering, something is wrong. A good number of such questions remain unanswered in silver and those not providing answers include the federal commodities regulator (the CFTC), the designated self-regulator (the CME Group), as well as the most important bank in the US, JPMorgan.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/questions-only-doj-can-get-answered-17543" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:30:59 +0000 Theodore Butler 17543 at http://silverseek.com:8080 Silver Scandal http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/silver-scandal-17492 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A few follow up comments about the still rather remarkable announcement by the Department of Justice concerning the guilty plea by the former JPMorgan trader for spoofing in precious metals. Contained in the announcement was the statement that the guilty plea was accepted and sealed on Oct 9, nearly a month before it was unsealed on Nov 6. With a rather short sentencing date approaching on Dec 19, and the time it took to unseal the plea, it may be assumed that the trader has already fully cooperated in the hopes of reducing his jail time, said to approach 30 years with no cooperation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">A few follow up comments about the still rather remarkable announcement by the Department of Justice concerning the guilty plea by the former JPMorgan trader for spoofing in precious metals. Contained in the announcement was the statement that the guilty plea was accepted and sealed on Oct 9, nearly a month before it was unsealed on Nov 6.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/silver-scandal-17492" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:07:15 +0000 Theodore Butler 17492 at http://silverseek.com:8080 A Crack in the Dike? http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/crack-dike-17474 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All it would take for the DOJ to see the real market manipulation is to step back a bit and consider things in a slightly different perspective. Yes, by all means continue to go after the spoofers, but try to consider that spoofing is only a tool that enables a much deeper price manipulation run by JPMorgan. As much as I am trying to not to get my hopes up that the DOJ might stumble upon the real crime in silver and gold, I do confess to sensing a slight crack in the dike. Coupled with other things, like JPMorgan having now accumulated more physical silver and gold than I could ever have imagined a few short years ago and the incredible physical movement in and out of the COMEX-approved silver warehouses, it’s hard for me to see how there won’t be a resolution of the ongoing price manipulation in the immediate future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of a guilty plea by a former trader of JPMorgan for systemic “spoofing” and price manipulation of gold, silver, platinum and palladium traded on the COMEX and NYMEX futures exchanges (owned by the CME Group) sure seemed like a very big deal to me for a number of reasons.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/crack-dike-17474" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:31:43 +0000 Theodore Butler 17474 at http://silverseek.com:8080 Mysterious Metal Movement http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/mysterious-metal-movement-17457 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hit movie from 1996, “A Time to Kill”, based upon the novel by John Grisham, had an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland among others. It concerned the rape and beating of a young black girl in the racially-divided rural Deep South, the subsequent killing by her father of the two white rapists and the trial that followed the father’s killing of the rapists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">The hit movie from 1996, “A Time to Kill”, based upon the novel by John Grisham, had an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland among others.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/mysterious-metal-movement-17457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:17:28 +0000 Theodore Butler 17457 at http://silverseek.com:8080 What Disconnect? http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/what-disconnect-17426 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sometimes things that are obvious truths can appear before us that we have trouble seeing; along the lines of being too close to the trees to see the forest. It’s not that we can’t see what’s directly in front of us, but rather that we just can’t put what we see into proper perspective. To be sure, this failure to fully comprehend what we can clearly see is not caused by any lack of intelligence and may, in fact, be due to too much knowledge and experience in a given field. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">Sometimes things that are obvious truths can appear before us that we have trouble seeing; along the lines of being too close to the trees to see the forest. It’s not that we can’t see what’s directly in front of us, but rather that we just can’t put what we see into proper perspective.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/what-disconnect-17426" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:57:15 +0000 Theodore Butler 17426 at http://silverseek.com:8080 A Constructive Suggestion http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/constructive-suggestion-17420 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shortly after I posted publicly last week’s article, “Is the COT Report Still Valid?,” commentary on my article was posted by Chris Powell, from GATA, suggesting that I consider the possibility that JPMorgan may be operating in the silver and gold markets as an agent under orders from the US Government and not as a principal for its own account (as I believe). I want to thank Chris for offering his input and I’m not kidding when I say it’s much better for an article to generate interest than to be ignored. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">Shortly after I posted publicly last week’s article, “</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif;"><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413">Is the COT Report Still Valid?</a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">,” commentary on my article was posted by <a href="http://news.goldseek.com/GATA/1537210265.php"><spa</a></span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/constructive-suggestion-17420" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:56:25 +0000 Theodore Butler 17420 at http://silverseek.com:8080 Is The COT Report Still Valid? http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">There can be little question that there has been a literal explosion in awareness and public commentary focusing on the Commitments of Traders (COT) Report and the analysis of silver and gold (and other markets) in accordance with futures market positioning.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:27:41 +0000 Theodore Butler 17413 at http://silverseek.com:8080 JP Morgan's Opportunity of a Lifetime in Silver http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/jp-morgans-opportunity-lifetime-silver-17396 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ted Butler comes on to talk about the silver market, and why JP Morgan is now in prime position to let silver rise organically for the first time in decades. Should those of us that own physical silver be rooting for JP Morgan? And if they do let the price rise significantly, what&#039;s next? More manipulation, or will silver begin using something more organic for price discovery? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Dg4BmIOi4U" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Ted Butler comes on to talk about the silver market, and why JP Morgan is now in prime position to let silver rise organically for the first time in decades. Should those of us that own physical silver be rooting for JP Morgan? And if they do let the price rise significantly, what's next? More manipulation, or will silver begin using something more organic for price discovery?</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com:8080/commentary/jp-morgans-opportunity-lifetime-silver-17396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:11:44 +0000 Theodore Butler 17396 at http://silverseek.com:8080