I read in another thread that gold option expire tomorrow. I didn't check it but I assume it is true.

In recent months the price of both silver and gold has been manipulated down in the days before options expire. It seems to me that today's price graph in both metals showed a battle between the longs who were buying and the shorts who were trying to keep gold below 1200.

Do others think this is a reasonable analysis? An if so, who won? I think that it came pretty close to a tie, but that is much better than recent months and so bodes well for precious metals. Do you agree or am I just being optimistic?