Gold fell the most in two months as the SEC’s action against Goldman Sachs (GS) spurred investors rushing out of riskier commodities and into perceived safer assets such as the U.S. dollar. Futures for June delivery slid 2% in one day to $1,136.90 an ounce……
The just released CFTC Commitment of Traders indicates that the big banks increased their net short gold exposure to the highest since early 2010, hitting -292,244, a jump of -24,396, and an increase of -69,361 from two weeks prior. Also, in the week ended April 13, the outright Commercial short positions in Gold hit a … Continue reading
A few days ago we presented an interview of Harvey and Lenny Organ with King World News, in which the Organs recounted their personal visit to Canada’s only bullion bank vault – ScotiaMocatta. According to them, the vault contained roughly 89,000 ounces of gold, in the form of “210 400 oz bars, 4,000 maples, 500 … Continue reading
In March, the US government issued a massive amount of debt: $332.8 billion – the biggest amount ever since the all time record of $545 billion raised (most of it purchased by the Fed) during the apex of the financial crisis in October 2008. The US Treasury had $12.717 trillion in debt subject to limit … Continue reading
When we put up a link to last week’s CFTC hearing webcast little did we know that it would end up being the veritable (physical) gold mine (no pun intended) of information about what really transpires in the commodities market. First, we obtained direct evidence from Andrew Maguire (who may or may not have been … Continue reading
The CFTC’s latest weekly Commitment of Traders report shows that after a brief respite, potentially dictated by Goldman’s very temporary euro bullishness, the euro is back to having a record number of non-commercial futures-only positions at -74,917. This is a more than 50% increase from last week’s -46,341. As a reminder the prior euro net short record was -74,551 two weeks ago…
In an exclusive report, Kitco has just released yet another stunner in the world of precious metals. It turns out that Eric Sprott has attempted to purchase gold from the IMF, according to information provided to Kitco by Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors. “I just spoke with Eric Sprott, who bid to buy … Continue reading
Dylan Grice, courtesy of Zero Hedge, says not anytime soon….
Great post from “Gordon Gekko” at Zero Hedge….
…What also seems to have escaped the public is that the Fed is now the world’s largest bank, with total assets near $2.3 trillion. We provide a weekly update of the Fed’s balance sheet and while we briefly note the liability side, our, and everyone else’s, attention, is traditionally focused on the asset side…