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Tuesday, May 03, 2005 - 05:38 am Click here to edit this post
I noticed the same thing for oil several months ago--sudden jumps in the supply for oil very shortly after huge oil orders. Since the oil market is very much larger, it was more likely to be attributable to chance, so I didn't mention it until now, with the relatively small market of PP.

I am aware that John Gresham is warping steel on WG. Probably coincidental that he decided to manipulate markets at about the same time I got interested in manipulating markets again. It is well known among those who know much about how the economic engine works that huge orders at half price drive market price up while keeping the real price down. Anyone remember the KB wine conspiracy? I wasn't around at that time, but I think there's still an article that references it on TNN.

For those of you too lazy to go to TNN--or those of you morally opposed to going to TNN (your loss)--here's a brief summary. The wine conspiracy was a group of presidents buying up wine at half price. Since wine is a relatively benign product with a small market, not many would naturally pay much attention to it. I believe the goal was to perpetually keep wine in demand. It eventually crumbled because new wine was being produced faster than it could be purchased.

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