Right you are on both counts.
Gold Mining CEO's on average are the biggest whimps around, the TBE power structure has never had a problem getting whatever they want here. Ignore the moving lips and hit mute.
The current slide in G & S price is a godsend and I hope the trend continues, the eventual upshot of all this will be the final seperation between the paper price and the real price of gold, AS MONEY.
If this is an attempt to push the major miners back into forward sales I say good luck, and nice try, but thanks for allowing me to increase my holdings of the yellow metal.
It is now fairly obvious that the world is moving toward some kind of gold backed currency, with central banks en masse now buyers of gold. The Chinese must be relishing the current dip in gold.