Another day, another $15 gold takedown in a manner of seconds. Liquidations or LBMA intervention, nobody cares anymore. Presumably the agenda of the day is to make investors believe that all is well in Europe, and that among all the upcoming stress test results announcements, the “fact” that a single bank will not be in need of rescuing will be palatable. Of course, this is laughable, and as we discussed yesterday, the bloodbath that will be the Spanish cajas is only starting to be appreciated. But in the meantime, the old-school short covering inspired rally is on full blast. Today downticks are forbidden as China is now perfectly ok. Cause Australia said so. In the meantime, please ignore the short bald guys behind the scenes buying up insolvent government bonds and further diluting the pieces of paper in your wallet.