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Chris Marcus: Silver – Beyond Completely Rigged

Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics joins us from Washington DC, where he is trying to bring forward evidence of manipulation while protesting CFTC inaction.

Chris discusses his time on Wall Street and how learning about the housing bubble led him to gold and silver. At that time, he didn’t realize that the game was completely rigged.

Chris discusses how the Fed was created in secret by banks, and then a few years later, the U.S. demand the population give up their gold. Shortly afterward, the price of gold was revalued higher.

Chris has submitted several rounds of evidence to the CFTC who’s mission statement is to “Promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. Derivatives markets through sound regulation.” Chris continues to ask questions that are seemingly unanswerable by any government agency. Recently, the LBMA reported nearly running out of metal, and they continue to fail to report on their “silver investigations.” He discusses the recent inactions CFTC Acting Chair Rostin Benham, who stated publicly, “Things almost got out of control and they had to clamp it down.”

The recent LBMA report on the social media frenzy where they claim 120 million ounces went into the iShares silver trust. It seems the LBMA are very concerned about running out of metal and now say that it is unlikely to happen again.

So far, no one in Washington seems to care, and while the CFTC has his evidence, they don’t seem overly interested. Chris would appreciate it if anyone can give him advice or let him know where to go in Washington.

He explains how naked shorting works, particularly with silver. The banks routinely drop paper silver into the market and collude amongst themselves to suppress the price. If you hammer the bids, you can send the price lower, but this is not normal trading behavior.

Time Stamp References:
0:00 – Introduction
1:03 – Chris’s Background
5:54 – Unanswered Questions
14:20 – CFTC Acting Chairman
15:40 – CFTC Mission
16:47 – LBMA Special Report
21:12 – Shining a Spotlight
25:07 – Metal Smack Downs
30:47 – Craigs Call to Action
33:34 – Concluding Thoughts

Talking Points From This Episode

  • Seeking solutions in Washington.
  • Acting CFTC Chair Comments
  • LBMA report about nearly running out of metal.
  • Bullion banks naked shorting of silver.

Guest Links:
Arcadia Website:
Arcadia YouTube:
LBMA Report:
Arcadia Video:
Hemke Sprott Article:
Chris’s GoFundMe:
CFTC Chair Video:

Chris Marcus is the creator and publisher of Arcadia Economics and editor of the Monthly Market snapshot. He writes market commentary for Miles Franklin,, and several others. His background includes two years at bond rating agency Moody’s, an MBA from Wharton, and seven years as an equity options trader for Susquehanna International Group on the American and New York Stock Exchanges.

Chris believes we’re on the verge of a spectacular period of financial history. Governments and central banks have inflated historic bubbles in the stock, bond, and real estate markets. When they burst, the crash will likely be even more severe than what occurred in 2008.

Since leaving Wall Street, Chris has dedicated his financial career towards studying and helping people understand what’s happening. He advises how to protect your wealth and turn the coming crisis into an incredible opportunity.

If you have questions and feel like you could use some help, Chris looks forward to hearing from you.

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