Markets Are Broken

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAS-AAAAJGIxNDNiNzhhLWQ3MWUtNDBmMy05ZGExLTZjYTg1NjZiZWNmNQPrecious metals expert Craig Hemke contends, “What people have to understand here is what you think of as a market, two rational people exchanging goods at a certain price that works for both of them, is not what happens here. The price is discovered for the paper derivative itself, and it is determined by electronic high-frequency trading. All this is machines taking ques from other things that seem totally unrelated. So, it sounds like these are markets that are broken. I think that is a safe assumption to make. . . . The speculators trading the paper derivative is what is allowed to set price, and that is absolutely breaking everything. For my specific purposes, it is going to break the derivative paper pricing scheme, as well. We can’t wait for that to come because the price is not going to be discovered to be $1,360 per ounce at that point. . . . I know how this is going to end. Tolstoy in ‘War and Peace’ said ‘time and patience are the greatest warriors,’ and that’s exactly right. I have time and patience on my side because I know how this ends.”

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