"The misunderstanding of most novice investors in this sector (and a source of tremendous frustration) is that these short-term episodes of manipulation somehow delay (or even prevent) gold and silver prices from reaching their “maximum” levels. In fact the precise opposite is the truth: each and every manipulation operation translates to even higher long-term prices for gold and silver. It’s all just simple arithmetic.
"Perhaps the easiest way to illustrate these dynamics is through comparing the gold market and the silver market. While both of these markets have been subjected to extreme manipulation, it is clear that manipulation of the silver market has been much more severe. There are two related numbers which illustrate this point."