no surprises here.
Doesn't everyone who can read know it is legal for the Fed to interfere in markets? The banks are just acting as agents,doing the Feds legal bidding. Of course the banks are busy screwing and front=running for even more gains.
It's a shame, but every gold/silver action/trade by banks is designed in support of a currency/interest-bearing position. Banks trade on structural supporting balance. Most everyone is a trader, and that's also a problem as to who to listen too.
You, like some of us, have done a lot of truthful honest posting on manipulation.