The word manipulation has been abused by people so many times. They think that manipulation comes in the form that someone is trying to manipulate the price of an asset "SHORT TERM". Nope, short term manipulation can't work and will never be work.
Manipulation that I have been referring to including in all my past ideas are "LONG TERM MANIPULATION".
You need to understand that the dynamics of markets are moves by its participants. Therefore, the much easier way to manipulate a market is by doing that PSYCHOLOGICALLY.
That's why bubbles ALWAYS exist, because it is the job of the manipulator to push the price of an asset BEYOND people BELIEFS and IMAGINATION in order to LURE THEM into it.
If everyone is rational and behaves rationally, bubble WILL NOT EXIST.
That's the reasons why there are so many dumb people and the number of people who understand financial literacy are awful. Because the system is designed in that way. It always about the Elite making money and RIPPING OFF the dumb people.
So, the only way for you to win this battle is to THINK and BEHAVE like the Elite, NOT LIKE THE DUMB PEOPLE OR MONEY.
You need to bring you conscious and awareness AWAY FROM MAINSTREAM and from the CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.
Remember, the CROWD and MAJORITTY always wrong. That's who market works.
Gold is an interesting case study. Its an example of how assets work and how capital flow works.
Gold has never been going up forever. In fact, from 1980 to 2000, Gold SEVERELY underperformed the stock market.
Even now, Gold started to go back up and start to fight back with stocks market.
But can Gold outperform stocks? It depends, it depends on what the elites want to do.
The tricky part here is that most retailers are NOT in stocks. So, the Elites can't simply drop and crash the market, because everyone has sold out.
Its a tricky situation.
And that's why I like to think in terms of whales and all these market manipulators, because they do exist and they do have strategic and comprehensive plan.
As long as you keep thinking that you can beat the market, then you are doomed, You need to remove all the noises in your mind and start to think and behave like the elites/whales.
Somewhat funny, though, when gold breaks out $250 in a few months, it's price discovery. When it falls $40, it's manipulation. It all has to due with real yields, which are crashing globally. Everyone needs to say away from the narratives.