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Why do Banks Continue Silver Shorting so Aggressively?

A CoT survey taken on Tue, Dec 29, 2015, when silver was at $13.93, showed Commercial NET short position was just under 30,000 contracts as they were long 52,149 contracts & short 82,027. Data on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 when silver was at $15.33 (up 10%), showed long 44,638 contracts & short 114,700 for a NET short position of 70,062 contracts – largest since 2008. Why now?

The Comex Silver Short Bubble Is Huge

Yesterday the total Comex silver OI rose by another 4,909 contracts to close at 200,273. That’s the first time in the history of the Comex silver that total OI has exceeded 200,000 contracts. Why is Comex silver OI at record highs when price is at 5-year lows? From a CoT standpoint, this is all extraordinarily bullish for paper silver.

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