Manipulation is the markets, if they can manipulate they always will. Always has been , always will be. I think we just notice it more as we become better informed. The insiders have always been informed. People , as in the market, still respond to fib ratios , seasons, etc. and it still takes an allotted time to move markets, otherwise we would have 90.00 silver tomorrow. Understanding keeps one in a market, a retrace not understood blows the weak hands out and peaks cause the uninformed to buy at the top, all this makes TA usable, even the simple trend line.
I agree. With the playing field at such a noticeable tilt, any technical analysis, other than simply regarding the fiat as doomed to failure, is ludicrous. That's why when the divvy comes I'll simply buy more SLW. Long term, we're all dead, but SLW will continue to appreciate in real value, not the capricious value measured with fiat.