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Investors' Bullish Commodity Bets Hit Record on Signs of Growth

Rising interest in commodities reflects a sharp turnaround from a year ago, when these markets fell to historic lows that wiped away all gains from the 2000s. Booming commodity prices attracted new producers, flooding markets for everything from oil & gas to aluminum & wheat. As signs of inflation & improving global demand have returned, investors are beginning to pile back into commodities.

Robust Industrial Metal Sector Drives Silver Up - Hedge Funds Attracted

Analysts have been bullish on silver for 2017 as its industrial component is expected to shine in an environment of stronger global economic growth. Money managers have extended their net length in silver for four straight weeks. The tailwind from a robust industrial metal sector has been one of the drivers behind silver’s out-performance against gold during this time.

Money Managers Cut Silver Positions - Will Silver Prices Continue to Outperform in Q3?

In line with our expectations, silver has been the star performer of the metals so far, enjoying a spectacular rally of 21.5% in the second quarter after a gain of 11.3% in the first. Silver also outperformed gold because the gold-silver ratio was historically too high. We expect outperformance in silver prices to continue in the third quarter thanks to a cautious Fed.

Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Short Gold

At 1.4 million ounces the market is now in its biggest net short position ever, surpassing bearish positions entered into in July and early August. That was the first time hedge funds were net negative since at least 2006. It’s not just gold that is being swamped by negative sentiment. According to the CFTC, 15 of the 24 commodities tracked turned more bearish last week.

Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Manipulate Gold And Silver Prices?

Gold and silver futures markets are places where people speculate on price direction. The fact that bullion prices are determined in this paper, speculative market & not in real physical markets where people sell or acquire physical bullion, is the reason the bullion banks can manipulate the price of gold and silver, irrespective of the demand for the physical metals.

A Real Surprise about Silver Manipulation and the CFTC’s Role in it

After more than 25 years, I know better than to place all hope for ending the silver manipulation on any one government agency. But the coming silver shortage will accomplish that in time anyway. Still, the apparent interest on the part of the GAO should not be minimized in its potential importance.

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