Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July 15

Time to buy some Bitcoins!

It looks like trading in gold and silver will be illegal before trading in Bitcoins will be illegal.

Zero Hedge reports:

One small step toward Executive Order 6102 part 2, and one giant leap for corruptcongressmankind.

From: FOREX.com <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM
Subject: Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading
To: xxx

Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading

We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to FOREX.com’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011.

In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Sincerely,
The Team at FOREX.com

So far we have only received this warning from Forex.com. We are waiting to see which other dealers inform their customers that trading gold and silver over the counter will soon be illegal.

We hope to get some more clarity on just which Dodd-Frank provision will soon make trading precious metals illegal, and whether it will also be applicable to any trading of gold and silver in any form on any venue.

  • AnonymousCoward

    This will cause gold to drop considerably if people indeed will close their positions.

    • A B

      Hardly, this will merely cause the gold price to rise in the black market :-)

  • Pat

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, announced today that it will issue more gold and silver commemorative coins featuring the giant pandas to meet soaring demands for precious metals! http://www.moneyteachers.org/Silver+Shortages.htm

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