Goldman Sachs’ 2014 forecast that gold will drop $1,050 by the end of the year (based on the “powerhouse” U.S. economy picking up speed and accelerating growth) would make perfect sense to someone who recently had had a frontal lobotomy or to the 95-99% group of Americans who believe everything coming from the Boob Tube.Why? Because Goldman has more skin in the game to delude Americans of the value of gold – for throwing the paper price of gold under the bus – and below are 2 such reasons for doing so:
So says Steve St. Angelo (srsrocco.com) in edited excerpts from his original article* entitled Goldman Sachs Is Highly Motivated To Low-Ball The Price Of Gold.
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Goldman’s forecast is not for the well-educated precious metal investors that they realize don’t believe a word coming from their talking heads but is, instead, designed and targeted at Americans who still believe in the Greatest Fiat Ponzi Scheme in history, Below are 2 such reasons for doing so:
1. Extremely Low Assets to Derivatives Ratio
Goldman Sachs has serious motivation for throwing the paper price of gold under the bus. Why? Because Goldman is by far the weakest and most vulnerable bank when it comes to its Assets to Derivatives ratio. Below is a table showing the most recent break-down of Derivatives holdings by the top 25 U.S. Commercial Banks from the OCC’s Q4 2013 Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activity:
Let’s focus on the top 4 banks. Notice that, while Goldman has $48.6 trillion in derivatives on its books, it only has $105 billion in assets to back it up. Dividing each of the top 4 U.S. banks assets to derivative holdings, we have the following percentages:
Starting with the best of the worst Zombie Banks, Blank of America has a 3.9% asset to derivatives ratio, while JP Morgue’n comes in second with 3%, Citicorpse follows third at 2.2% and Goldman Sacked places dead last with a pathetic 0.2% in assets to back up its $48.6 trillion in notional derivatives.
I find it simply hilarious that the bank with the worst asset to derivative ratio has the gall to throw out a STINK BID of $1,050 gold but we really can’t blame them as they have the most to lose if things were to get out of control in the markets.
2. Extremely High % of Interest Rate Swaps
Another reason Goldman has more SKIN in the game to delude Americans of the value of gold is their exposure to the Interest Rate Swap market. Out of the top 7 U.S. Banks, Goldman Sacked holds the highest percentage of Interest Rate Swaps:
With 95% of its derivatives invested in Interest Rate Contracts Goldman also needs the Fed to keep interest rates low. If interest rates were to rise substantially, Goldman would be on the losing end of the trade.
The global financial system is leveraged more than ever. Leverage is great on the way up, but certainly a BEE-OTCH on the way down, so we precious metal investors need to understand that these banks are forced to LIE, CHEAT and STEAL even more as the leverage on their balance sheets becomes greater…. especially GOLDMAN SACKED.
Lastly, to all the PRECIOUS METAL GADFLY’s who enjoy going around to all the sites sharing their wonderful wisdom that gold and silver are lousy investments…. please continue to do so. We all enjoy a good laugh once in a while.
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