1.753 million shares traded on Alpha, with most of the action 1.457 million by 001 broker Anonymous.
To find out who the actual sellers and buyers where just submit your $1200.00 dollar annual fee to Anonymous. If the seller owns more than 10% of the outstanding shares the sale or buy is reportable within 10 days. So far I have found nothing. In any case the huge volumes appearing occasionally on any given day are not setting the stock price into a down spiral, in fact we had a 6 million traded day in November which did not affect the stock price. I suspect cross over trading here. The biggest head scratch is the 50% loss in share price since the beginning of 2013. After tax loss selling in december there is usually a stock price rebound in the new year. I looked at the charts ( 3 year ) of 40 producers including the top ten and virtually all of them, 86% show that short curl down line ( stock value ) since right from the start of trading in january.
You couldn't possibly buy anything more solid than a big gold producer with years of ore backing paying a hefty dividend. All the worry about another crash and depression, or hyper inflation and loss of dollar value, well hello" these babies will keep you in grits whichever way the worm turns. Out right nationalization might be the only fly in the ointment here, not gold confiscation.
I am going to go out on a limb here and state that I see a pattern here, an artificial one, a psychological program ( mass mind conditioning ) to set the mood for 2013. The condition being one of acceptance that contrary to hope and expectations 2013 will be more of the same as in 2012.