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    PPT in action

    This qualifies for the Conspiracy Forum more than the Financial Forum. In any case, a link will be put there.

    This article explains how the US market is rigged by the US Treasury Secretary's Market Stabilisation group, better known as the Plunge Protection Team (PPT - http://www.plungeprotectionteam.com/,
    http://www.google.com.my/search?q=pl...ient=firefox-a).

    That explains the common complaint: There is no market anymore, only manipulation!

    BTW, their interference extends to the price of gold and silver.

    THE NOT-SO-INVISIBLE HAND:
    HOW THE PLUNGE PROTECTION TEAM KILLED THE FREE MARKET

    Ellen Brown October 25, 2008, www.webofdebt.com/articles
    http://www.lemetropolecafe.com/toulo...e.cfm?pid=7329

    “We’re now no different from any of those Western European semi-socialist welfare states that we love to deride. Italy? Sure, it’s had four governments since last Thursday, but none of them would have allowed this to go on; the Italians know how to rig an economy.”

    – Bill Saporito, “How We Became the United States of France,” Time (September 21, 200

    October 24 marks the 79th anniversary of the October 1929 stock market crash. Heavy selling started on Thursday, October 24, 1929, and accelerated the following week on Black Monday and Black Tuesday, October 28 and 29. Many feared a repeat of this disaster on Friday, October 24, 2008, after Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell nearly 10% during the night, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 8%, and Germany’s and Britain’s fell 5%.

    “In a stunning turn of events,” reported Yahoo! Finance, “the futures for the major indices were ‘lock limit’ down before the start of trading Friday, meaning they had hit a 5% threshold that prevented them from trading any lower until the stock market opened Friday.” Traders prepared for the worst, but remarkably, disaster was averted. The U.S. market fell only 3.5%, just another “ordinary” bearish day.


    Read on in the attachment (because of the charts)
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    Re: PPT in action

    THE KEYS TO PROFIT IN CHALLENGING MARKETS

    http://www.lemetropolecafe.com/toulo...e.cfm?pid=7344

    1) Get the Real Data. As many Investors suspect, Crucial, Official Government and Agency Economic and Financial Data are of questionable validity.

    Consider, for example, Official Figures for Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The most recent data from the BLS indicates that the CPI is growing at an annual rate of just over 5%.

    But even the average citizen knows this 5% figure cannot be right. After all, all of us buy energy and food and we must, therefore, have an intuitive sense that a 5% rate considerably underestimates real inflation.

    Fortunately, shadowstats.com calculates CPI the old-fashioned way - - the way it was calculated prior to 1990, before it was gimmicked. Using pre-1990 methodology reveals inflation to be a more believable, and much higher, figure. Specifically, CPI is running just about 13% annually according to shadowstats.com. Now that figure is more credible to those of us who have to buy food and energy daily. So the reality is that we have dramatically increasing price inflation.

    It is easy to see why we have inflation because, once The Fed stopped reporting the creation of M3 (the broadest measure of money in circulation), in March, 2006, M3 skyrocketed from 8% to over 18%. As we write, M3 is about 13% annualized, approaching a five year doubling time rate, again according to shadowstats.com. Considering this Ongoing Massive Monetary Inflation goes a long way to explaining increasing Real Price Inflation. Of course, with the Bailout Bill and other bailouts one can expect M3 to go even higher.

    Consider also Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - - The Official Figures recently released claim that real U.S. GDP was at a positive 2% annualized. However, if one considers what is really happening in the economy, the more reasonable calculation of GDP by shadowstats.com indicates that GDP annual growth is contracting by nearly 3% in 2008, is much more credible.

    Worse yet, while official figures put U.S. Unemployment at 6%, shadowstats.com shows it to be 15%, and rising!

    2) Take Account of Cartel Intervention. Many of these same investors who suspect Official Figures also suspect that the private-for-profit U.S. Federal Reserve and/or Central Banks manipulate Major Markets. But they might not be aware that Market Intervention and Data Manipulation are likely far more pervasive than generally believed.

    As well, such investors may not have thought systematically about how one copes with and profits from such Intervention and Data Manipulation. Thus Deepcaster will briefly address those subjects.

    There is convincing evidence that a Market Intervention and Data Manipulation Regime is operated by a Fed-led Cartel* of key Central Bankers and their Allies, including Favored Financial Institutions.

    *We encourage those who doubt the scope and power of Intervention by a Fed-led Cartel of Key Central Bankers and favored financial institutions to read Deepcaster’s July, 2008 Letter containing a summary overview of Intervention entitled “Market Intervention, Data Manipulation - - Increasing Risks, The Cartel End Game, and Latest Forecast” at www.deepcaster.com. Also consider the substantial evidence collected by the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee at www.gata.org for information on precious metals price manipulation. Virtually all of the evidence for Intervention has been gleaned from publicly available records. Deepcaster’s profitable recommendations displayed at www.deepcaster.com have been facilitated by attention to these “Interventionals.”

    And, to make matters worse, the Traditional Safe Haven from inflation, deflation, and risk, Gold, has, during the periods of extreme financial market turmoil (e.g. 2008, for example) been taken down in price from its highs of over $1000/oz down to around the mid-$700 level. Deepcaster and others, including the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee, have offered considerable evidence that the Cartel* of Central Bankers and Favored Financial Institutions are the culprits behind these dramatic and devastating Takedowns. See Deepcaster’s Alert of 12/25/07 “A Strategy for Profiting from Cartel Intervention in Gold, Silver, Crude Oil and Other Tangible Assets Markets” in the Alerts Cache at www.deepcaster.com.

    But there is a Profitable Refuge from Market Intervention and Data Manipulation. That Profitable Refuge lies in the Strategy described in the aforementioned Alert, certain characteristics of which we outline here:

    3) Recognize that the “Buy and Hold” strategy rarely succeeds. The Eminence Grise of Newsletter writers, Harry Schultz perhaps put it the best when he recently stated that “buy and hold no longer works anymore, even with Gold.” Recent Market Developments should suffice to demonstrate the principle!

    4) Educate yourself about the realities of the marketplace using Alternative Data Sources such as Deepcaster, Gold Anti-Trust Committee, and shadowstats.com. Gathering and staying attuned to authentic information regarding the marketplace can save one much financial grief as well as positioning one for profit.

    5) Track the Interventionals as well as the Technicals and Fundamentals. Tracking the Interventionals daily can often, but not always, give one excellent clues about The Cartel’s next likely Interventional Move - - such clues are essential to preserving wealth and making profits. Deepcaster’s recent tracking of The Interventionals, for example, allowed him to recommend five short equities positions going into September, 2008, four of which he has already recommended be profitably liquidated.

    6) Perhaps most important, be prepared to go both long and short Major Market Sectors - - long near the bottoms of Interim Takedowns and short near Sector Tops. The Interventionals are essential to helping identify these tops and bottoms. In Deepcaster’s view, it will be increasingly difficult to achieve a net profit for one’s portfolio if one is unwilling and/or unable to “go short.”

    7) Finally, be aware of the overall Geopolitical Landscape in order to gain an adequate understanding of how that Landscape might affect the present and future direction of the Markets. It is essential that one understand the motivations of the major players in the market and the resources at their disposal.

    For example, a major motivation of the U.S. Federal Reserve and other Central Banks is the protection and enhancement of the legitimacy of their Treasury Securities and Fiat Currencies as Measures and Stores and Value. Therefore, one can understand that one of their Major Goals will be to attempt de-legitimize Gold, Silver and the Strategic Commodities, including especially Crude Oil, as Stores and Measures of Value. With this in mind, the periodic takedowns of Gold and Silver become understandable. Moreover, such an insight applied daily to the market can result in a tremendous edge in understanding market performance, present and future.

    Moreover, regarding the assets at The Cartel’s disposal, if one tracks the Repurchase Agreement Pool daily, as Deepcaster does, and is aware of the other Interventional tools that The Cartel has at its disposal, then one gains a considerable edge.

    Consider just one example. If one visits the Bank for International Settlements (the Central Bankers Bank) website (www.bis.org) and follow the path statistics>derivatives>Table 19 and following, one can see the entire range of nearly $600 trillion of U.S. Dollars worth of Darkly Liquid OTC Derivatives available for use in Market Manipulation.

    For example, over $7 trillion in OTC Derivatives was available for Commodities price manipulation as of December, 2007 - - a large chunk of these are available to manipulate the Crude Oil price. Also, as of December 2007, something in excess of $56 trillion in OTC Derivatives were available for Foreign Exchange Price Manipulation, and a whopping $393 trillion in Interest Rate Contracts were available for Interest Rate Manipulation all along the Yield Curve and not just at the short end (as of 12/07).

    Of course, Fundamentals and Technicals still do matter, since The Cartel would lose considerable clout if its machinations were broadly exposed. Therefore, it makes sense that The Cartel would create and/or use Fundamentals and Technical Patterns as occasions for Market Intervention and would use/create geopolitical events to achieve the same ends.

    Indeed, the actions of The Cartel must be fairly plausible in order to maintain plausible deniability. [Thus Deepcaster considers Fundamentals and Technicals, as well as Interventionals to make, for example, its recent Forecasts for Equities, Gold, Crude Oil and the U.S. Dollar, as well as its profitable recommendations posted at www.deepcaster.com.]

    Even so, there are times when other Cartel concerns trump plausibility. These are manifested in market anomalies. For example, consider the period when the Great Financial Crises first came to a head in the Bear Stearns collapse and “buyout” in March, 2008. In this period of Great Financial Stress in the markets, Gold and Silver, instead of reflecting these crises by skyrocketing up (which would have happened in a normal non-manipulated market) were taken down substantially.

    Such developments should be a lesson to the wise that something more is going on in the Major Markets than Normal Market Action. If that recognition is reflected in attention paid to the aforementioned principles, it can result in achieving a Profitable Refuge from Data Manipulation and Market Intervention.

    Deepcaster

    October 31, 2008

    DEEPCASTER LLC
    www.deepcaster.com
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    Understanding how data and the market is manipulated

    More on the above. Very long article. Will need lots of patience to wade through but it should be worth it.
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