Ok, obviously 80% of metal miners on the TSX_Ventures are having trouble accessing capital to fund new projects. Junior miners a struggling to obtain loans moreso due to banks hoarding cash to meet new capital requirements from Basel III not stock manipulation. As a result, many banks have been selling off core assets to strengthen their fragile balance sheets and not loaning out to businesses. This is well documented. The big deal is that a large company is now venturing into the bullion market and making these investments themselves in place of the banks. Large companies may finally be investing in gold stocks to diversify cash reserves away from fiat currencies.