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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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