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The Gold Cartel: Government Intervention on Gold, the Mega Bubble in Paper, and What This Means for Your Future [Kindle Edition]

Dimitri Speck
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In times of financial crises and imminent sovereign defaults, gold is the investment on everyone's lips. As a safe investment, one could traditionally rely on gold markets for good, stable performance, however in recent years, they have seen surprising volatility and price fluctuation, with no visible reason as to why.

In The Gold Cartel, seasoned commodity analyst Dimitri Speck illustrates in detail how central banks have secretly manipulated the price of gold in an effort to calm financial markets and control inflation. Using quantitative analysis of historic gold market patterns, the author shows how and when central banks intervene in gold markets, and how this has affected price movement and impacted the global financial markets, leading to the creation of a mega-bubble.

Since the abolition of the gold standard in 1971, the indebtedness of the global economy has increased rapidly and has now reached levels way beyond comprehension. What are the mechanisms that have led us to this mega-bubble? Is it possible to avoid a catastrophic outcome like deflation or hyperinflation? And how does this relate to the gold markets? This book has the answers.

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'From my studies in economic history I am not familiar with a single instance where a market manipulation has been successful in the long-term. Governments and their Agencies always impose price support or price suppression measures (for instance price and wage controls) but market forces always dispose of these interventions by prices collapsing through support levels or soaring though the temporary controlled prices. It is my opinion that soaring gold prices in future will completely destroy the little credibility central banks still enjoy. This is a very good and well researched read.'
- Marc Faber, Editor, The Gloom Boom & Doom Report

'The Gold Cartel is a brisk, articulate and convincing read. Even so, it remains extremely sound. A miracle!'
- Professor Heinz Christian Hafke, former German Bundesbank Director

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An insightful analysis into how central banks secretly intervene in the gold markets to control gold prices

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3097 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (11 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EQ95NPI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #332,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate book on Gold 21 Feb. 2014
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An excellent and well researched book with detailed analysis and comment. If you've read books like Currency Wars, Planet Ponzi, The Great Deformation or just want to know more about gold and its place in the monetary system this is the book.
It covers the methods and motives for the manipulations of the past 50 years and in a way that most can people can easily grasp. A thoroughly excellent book and worth every penny.
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anybody that thinks gold is not manipulated by our government............this should put it to rest.......bravo mr speck you nailed it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Meticulously researched 12 July 2014
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Great book. Meticulously researched...very insightful. Structure could be improved and a little bit more detail about the gold mining industry and on the dynamic of the relationship between bullion banks and miners would have been a nice compliment to fill the story...but as I said it is still a very good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 11 Nov. 2014
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A tonic for anyone suffering from early onset goldfever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars unbelievable research solves "mystery" 25 Jan. 2014
By Lee007 - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr. Speck does a fantastic forensic investigation on the how the gold market has been "manipulated" for years. His insight as to why, though the documented words of central bankers (including Greenspan) & other top monetary policy makers officially makes what was conspiracy "theory" now a conspiracy "fact". A masterpiece life's work of research and statistical proofs. The only book you need for anyone interested in understand the price movements of gold. The cornerstone of anyones gold library.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 22 Jan. 2014
By Constantine Lerner - Published on Amazon.com
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After reading this book i can attest that it is extremely well written, in a language that can be understood by everyone, specialist and nonspecialist alike.

The arguments are powerful, clear and leave no place for doubt. An essential reading for everyone.

Constantine Lerner
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The whole story on market interventions including details from Federal Reserve participants 3 Jan. 2014
By D. Perdue - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazing analysis not available anywhere else to include the history of gold interventions and rationale of the Federal Reserve. Excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for everyone interested in their future financial wellbeing 17 Mar. 2014
By Elmer M. Cranton - Published on Amazon.com
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The most vital and important part of this book is not the excellent documentation of market price manipulations, but the well documented and very scary global debt bubble. A credit based economy is not sustainable. Debts are being serviced with more debt. The charts and graphs alone are well worth the price. Written in lay language, without the usual jargon used by economists.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know how gold relates to currencies, read this. 12 Mar. 2014
By Bobby - Published on Amazon.com
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Have you ever wondered how governments can print trillions of their currencies and the relationship between gold and currencies do not change? If you have ever wanted to make sense of what has been occurring with the currency value from the Federal Reserve, this is one great book to read. While it contains shocking information to some, others that have been awake about the matter only are reinforced with what they already know.
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