27 février 2014

¤ Fixing de l’or : 50% des données falsifiées (Financial Times du 23 février 2014)

Classé dans : Complots prouvés,Outils/Bon à savoir,Politique/Societe — uriniglirimirnaglu @ 15 : 01

Source : Agorafinance et http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fd5e00172-9b14-11e3-946b-00144feab7de.html&ei=NM4KU6S0D_P7yAHLuIGIBA&usg=AFQjCNHaFzw47jj5Fx8c6izaXIGy-kIt5g&sig2=nxnmTWTXcVwsdGDQNyZLqA&bvm=bv.61725948,d.aWc#axzz2uPr8oOMV

Dans son article « Des lambeaux de vérité qui laissent entrevoir une réalité sordide », Simone Wapler du site d’analyse financière la Chronique Agora met un lien vers une page cache Google qui permet de prendre connaissance de l’article ci-dessous, qui a très vite disparu du site du FT… 

« L’enquête du fixing de l’or progresse et il semble que “le comportement des prix de l’or est suspect dans 50% des cas”. Vous ne trouverez plus cet article sur le site du Financial Times, il en a été retiré le jour même. Mais grâce à l’aspirateur de Google, vous le retrouvez dans le cache du moteur de recherche. » indique Simone Wapler.

Voici cet article :

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See ourTs&CsandCopyright Policyfor more detail. Emailftsales.support@ft.comto buy additional rights.http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d5e00172-9b14-11e3-946b-00144feab7de.html#ixzz2uWhpEgqT

February 23, 2014 8:19 am

Gold price rigging fears put investors on alert

By Madison Marriage

Global gold prices may have been manipulated on 50 per cent of occasions between January 2010 and December 2013, according to analysis by Fideres, a consultancy.

The findings come amid a probe by German and UK regulators into alleged manipulation of the gold price, which is set twice a day by Deutsche BankHSBC, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and Société Générale in a process known as the “London gold fixing”.

Fideres’ research found the gold price frequently climbs (or falls) once a twice-daily conference call between the five banks begins, peaks (or troughs) almost exactly as the call ends and then experiences a sharp reversal, a pattern it alleged may be evidence of “collusive behaviour”.

“[This] is indicative of panel banks pushing the gold price upwards on the basis of a strategy that was likely predetermined before the start of the call in order to benefit their existing positions or pending orders,” Fideres concluded.

“The behaviour of the gold price is very suspicious in 50 per cent of cases. This is not something you would expect to see if you take into account normal market factors,“ said Alberto Thomas, a partner at Fideres.

Alasdair Macleod, head of research at GoldMoney, a dealer in physical gold, added: “When the banks fix the price, the advantage they have is that they know what orders they have in the pocket. There is a possibility that they are gaming the system.”

Pension funds, hedge funds, commodity trading advisers and futures traders are most likely to have suffered losses as a result, according to Mr Thomas, who said that many of these groups were “definitely ready” to file lawsuits.

Daniel Brockett, a partner at law firm Quinn Emanuel, also said he had spoken to several investors concerned about potential losses.

“It is fair to say that economic work suggests there are certain days when [the five banks] are not only tipping their clients off, but also colluding with one another,” he said.

Matt Johnson, head of distribution at ETF Securities, one of the largest providers of exchange traded products, said that if gold price collusion is proven, “investors in products with an expiry price based around the fixing could have been badly impacted”.

Gregory Asciolla, a partner at Labaton Sucharow, a US law firm, added: “There are certainly good reasons for investors to be concerned. They are paying close attention to this and if the investigations go somewhere, it would not surprise me if there were lawsuits filed around the world.”

All five banks declined to comment on the findings, which come amid growing regulatory scrutiny of gold and precious metal benchmarks.

BaFin, the German regulator, has launched an investigation into gold-price manipulation and demanded documents from Deutsche Bank. The bank last month decided to end its role in gold and silver pricing. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is also examining how the price of gold and other precious metals is set as part of a wider probe into benchmark manipulation following findings of wrongdoing with respect to Libor and similar allegations with respect to the foreign exchange market.

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has reportedly held private meetings to discuss gold manipulation, but declined to confirm or deny that an investigation was ongoing.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2014. You may share using our article tools.
Please don’t cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.

 Pour aller plus loin, le site de la Chronique Agora : http://la-chronique-agora.com/croissance-pauvrete-etats-unis/ et en mai 2013 : http://la-chronique-agora.com/fixing-or-londres/

Laisser un commentaire

Une pause café - Une person... |
LE TECHNICIEN DU RISQUE |
Sauvons les animaux |
Unblog.fr | Créer un blog | Annuaire | Signaler un abus | Vues de Babi
| Mouvement Citoyen Chrétien
| CRC-PHONE IMPACT EXPERT