Gold Celebrates America’s Three Month Can Kicking, Soars

Remember that persistent seller of epic amount of gold futures contracts, whose dumps have resulted in two NYMEX shutdowns in the past month alone, and whose daily tape bombing is now watched carefully by all (even the CFTC’s Bart Chilton who can rejoice – the CFTC is now open and he can go back to “supervising” the market and stuff)? Well, he is mysteriously absent this morning, as gold (and silver) soars by $50 from $1275 to $1320 in the matter of minutes, showing just how furious the short covering spreed in the gold space can and will be when it becomes clear just how right Dagong was. The next such instance of clarity we expect will take place in December, early January when the farce repeats itself.


China’s Dagong Downgrades US To A- From A

Since all US rating agencies (Fitch is majority French-owned) have been terrified into submission and will never again touch the rating of the US following the DOJ’s witch hunt of S&P, any US rating changes on the margin will come from abroad. Like China’s Dagong rating agency, which several hours ago just downgraded the US from A to A-, maintaining its negative outlook. The agency said that while a default has been averted by a last minute agreement in Congress, the fundamental situation of debt growth outpacing fiscal income and GDP remains unchanged. “Hence the government is still approaching the verge of default crisis, a situation that cannot be substantially alleviated in the foreseeable future.”

Among the other Dagong zingers:


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