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Comex On The Edge? Paper Gold Dilution Hits A Record 124 Per Ounce Of Physical

The 43.5 million oz of paper gold open interest represents the total potential claims on gold if exercised, has to be observed in conjunction with the physical gold that backs such potential delivery requests. With record low 351,519 oz of registered gold imply that as of Friday’s close there was a whopping 123.8 ounces in potential paper gold claims to every ounces of physical gold.

Gold Price Declines and the Grave Dancers

We regard the excessive grave dancing & the utter conviction with which gold is declared to be “doomed” as an outstanding contrary indicator. It means that a major trend change has to be very close. This is not to say that gold cannot fall further in the short term – but the long term outlook has greatly improved by the three waves of extreme bearish sentiment we have seen since 2013.

Gold Proving Amazingly Resilient Despite Howling Headwinds

Gold has had a rough time, facing selling pressure from record futures shorting. The resulting new secular lows have greatly exacerbated the already-extreme bearish psychology long plaguing gold. But considering the howling headwinds gold has suffered in recent years, it has actually proved amazingly resilient, indicating strong latent demand due to accelerate as sentiment shifts.

This Coal Mine Valued At $630 Million In 2011 Just Sold For One Dollar

The total value of the Isaac Plains coal mine in 2011 was just about $630 million. In September 2014, Sumitomo and Vale shuttered the mine citing the downturn in the international coal market. Isaac Plains was then added to the long list of coal mines up for sale – for a princely sum of $1. Why the complete collapse in price of the coal mine? Simple: blame China.

Gold Market Is Reaching The Extremes

As per the average gold market estimate in a Bloomberg News survey, the price of gold will drop to $984 per ounce before Jan. That would be the lowest since 2009 & a 10% retreat from Tuesday’s close. ANZ sees gold averaging $1,020 in Dec, Citigroup cut its three-month gold target to $1,000. but Morgan Stanley says gold prices could sink to $800 in its worst-case scenario.

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Large Withdrawal From JPMorgan’s Gold Inventories In A Day

JP Morgan lost nearly 15% of its total gold inventories in one day. If you look at the COMEX Gold Inventory table closely, you will notice that the total Registered Gold inventories are a lousy 351,519 oz. This is less than peanuts. Two withdrawals like JP Morgan experienced on Thursday, would totally wipe out the Bankers Registered gold inventories.

The Doomed Currency - Euro Is Not Dead

Based on the turmoil created by the European Debt Crisis, the continuing problems in Greece & other overly indebted southern tier European economies, many investors may have come to assume that Euro boosters will be forced to ultimately throw in the towel & call off the entire experiment, thereby leaving the Dollar completely unchallenged as the champion currency.

Gold Miners And Regulators Deathly Silent after Gold Price Attack

I find it laughable that something like the recent attack on the gold price could happen & the World Gold Council had nothing to say about it! There don’t seem to be major investigations into these gold price raids. The mining industry is worthless, not so much because of the attack, but because its own shareholders and executives are content to die quietly.

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