Amerikan Intervention

Here's a blog post from Larry Levin on why oil pulled back over 8% yesterday. I thought you would enjoy this...

Oil was once again in the news today, but this time not for another price spike.

Yesterday I wrote, “While speaking at a Bloomberg breakfast in Washington Wednesday, Tax-Cheatin-Timmy of the Treasury admitted to central banking manipulation when he said, ‘The economy is in a much stronger position to handle’ higher oil prices. ‘Central banks have a lot of experience in managing these things.If anyone outside the Federal Reserve would have deep knowledge of how the ANTI-free market central banksters operate, it would be the head of the US Treasury. Moreover, Benron Bernanke has already admitted numerous times that his QE policy was designed to manipulate the stock market higher. Add oil to the list now, and soon the destruction of the gold and silver markets.”

From its high today, oil plummeted 8%. Tax-Cheatin-Timmy wasn’t bluffing, but I didn’t think he was anyway.

What got the oil market falling today was a rumor that the Libyan dictator Gaddafi had been shot and killed. With this news the initial reaction of the market was, “Great, now that that’s over relative calm will put Libyan oil back on the market.” My initial reaction was, “Wow, the central bankers just murdered Gaddafi.” It wouldn’t really be the first time that the global banking cartel put a hit on someone that interfered with its interventionist plans – would it?

The real news of what was slamming the oil market come out later: margins. The ICE exchange increased margins for both WTI and Brent crude oil contracts, while the NYMEX (now owned by the CME) increased the overnight margins for its WTI crude oil contract. Overnight margins were increased for speculators and hedgers alike.

With this news the reaction of the market was, “Damn it! I can’t afford to carry all of these long positions and this announcement will keep a lot of new traders from getting long and helping my current positions. SELL!” My reaction was, “Oh, so that’s how Tax-Cheatin-Timmy and Benron Bernanke manipulated the market – with a phone call. With one call from the Chairman of Intervention, the head of the CFTC was given his marching orders to bring oil down who in turn called the exchanges.”

Why didn’t EZ-Al Greenspin do the same with Nasdaq margins in 1999 and 2000? Oh yeah, because that would have brought sanity to the EQUITY bubble and we can’t have that. What was I thinking? My bad.

Trade well and follow the trend, not the so-called “experts.”

Behold the age of infinite moral hazard! On April 2nd, 2009 CONgress forced FASB to suspend rule 157 in favor of deceitful accounting for the TBTF banksters.
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