Another Bank “Fined” For Rigging The Gold And Silver Markets
By Rory Hall
The evidence continues to mount proving that the work GATA has performed for the past two decades is, not only 100% accurate, but shows how large a role gold actually plays in our world. Don’t think for a minute that gold is not part of our monetary system. If it weren’t, these price-rigging schemes would not happen – especially on a global basis.
We reported on Deutsche Bank two years ago – click here – click here – click here – when their precious metals market-rigging schemes were exposed and the bank was “fined” for rigging the gold market. During the investigation it was also discovered Deutsche Bank was rigging the silver market. A series of internal instant messages confirmed the rigging mechanism and the fact the price rigging was actually happening.
This situation with Deutsche Bank reached a point of two different class action lawsuits being filed for damages caused by the bank’s market-rigging scheme. As Craig Hemke of TFMetals Report explained at the time of this leg of the crime spree:
This post is intended to remind you that this case is not about the present and it’s not about the $38MM dollars. Instead, the true significance of this lawsuit will be on display over the coming months and years as innumerable new class action lawsuits are filed against The Bullion Banks for their collective role in rigging and manipulating the precious metals markets.
Now we learn the Canada-based Bank of Nova Scotia has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar and charged with “spoofing” the gold and silver markets.
The Commission finds the following:
On certain dates during the period from at least June 2013 through June 2016 (the “Relevant Period”), BNS, by and through traders on its precious metals trading desk (“Traders”), engaged in the disruptive trading practice of “spoofing” (bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution) in gold and silver futures products traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”). BNS’s disruptive trading violated Section 4c(a)(5)(C) of the Act, 7 U.S.C. § 6c(a)(5)(C) (2012).
In accepting the Offer, the Commission recognizes BNS’s self-reporting and cooperation during the Division of Enforcement’s (“Division”) investigation of this matter, explained in more detail below. The Commission notes that self-reporting, cooperation, and remediation by BNS are being recognized in the form of a substantially reduced civil monetary penalty.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) “fined” Bank of Nova Scotia a paltry $800,000 for their part in this leg of the market-rigging scheme. I say “this leg,” as this is now the second bank to have been found guilty of rigging these particular markets. How many more banks, and what techniques will be discovered next?
Rory Hall’s site is The Daily Coin, where this article first appeared. Beginning in 1987 Rory has written over 1,000 articles and produced more than 300 videos on topics ranging from the precious metals market, economic and monetary policies, preparedness as well as geopolitical events. His articles have been published by Zerohedge, SHTFPlan, Sprott Money, GoldSilver, Silver Doctors, SGTReport, and a great many more. Rory was a producer and daily contributor at SGTReport between 2012 and 2014. He has interviewed experts such as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Marc Faber, Eric Sprott, Gerald Celente and Peter Schiff, to name but a few. Don’t forget to visit The Daily Coin and Shadow of Truth YouTube channels to enjoy original videos and some of the best economic, precious metals, geopolitical and preparedness news from around the world.