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Were HSBC Holdings plc And Barclays plc Rigging The Gold Market?

Swiss regulators have launched an investigation into whether several of the world’s major banks — including UK giants HSBC (LSE: HSBA) and Barclays (LSE: BARC) — were colluding to manipulate the benchmark prices of precious metals such as silver and gold. Do shareholders need to worry?

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Owain Bennallack has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and HSBC Holdings. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.