(Reuters) - Japan sold the yen for the second time in less than three months after it hit another record high against the dollar Monday, saying it intervened to counter excessive speculation that was hurting the world's No. 3 economy. (Sounds like Nixon in 1971)
The intervention vaulted the dollar more than 4 percent higher (Yen 4% lower) , which would mark its biggest one-day gain (Yen loss) in three years, and Finance Minister Jun Azumi said Tokyo would continue to step into the market until it was satisfied with the results.
"We started currency intervention this morning in order to take every measure against speculative and disorderly moves and to prevent risks to the Japanese economy from materializing," Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told parliament.
Ok, so what does this look like on the chart, when finance ministers intervene in the markets ?
Here it is :
Fast forward to 5:41 of this clip. And when they start talking about silver, FF to 9:48. Nobody can lay out as clearly as Chris Powell.