In our paper from July 20, 2015 we concluded that JPM in cooperation with the BIS controls the dollar gold price by using their very dominant position in gold derivatives in the US Banking System. JPM held during 1999 – 2014 an average of 3.262 paper metric tons gold (derivatives) available for interventions on the development of the dollar gold price with the BIS as counterparty. Furthermore we concluded that the paper volume sets the dollar gold price and that there is almost no influence on the dollar gold price from the physical supply and demand. Overall the conclusion is that there is no free market for gold.
In our paper from October 7, 2015 we explained that JPM and the BIS are operating agents for the BIS network to maintain the confidence in the dollar and therefore manipulate the dollar gold price. We spoke about the artificial price drop in 2013 and the possible following dishoarding by private holders.
In this paper we will analyze the financial position of three leading mining companies considering the manipulated dollar gold price. We analyzed the annual statements of Barrick, Newmont and Goldcorp with their key business in gold mining (other products are by-products) and a combined market-share 2015 of 15,3% on gold mining worldwide. We concluded that there is in retrospect a combined average dollar gold price 2013 – 2015 needed of $ 1.890 per ounce to get break even (= the point of balance making neither a profit nor a loss). The realized combined average dollar gold price 2013 – 2015 is $ 1.274 per ounce. On any sold ounce gold the combined three mining companies loose more than dollar $ 600 per ounce, or 48%. It goes without saying that they struggle to stay in business.