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Gold Price Driven by Massive Speculation in Paper Gold

Speculation in paper gold is both an effect of the gold price and an important short-term driver of the gold price. It is therefore fair to say that although changes in GLD’s gold inventory don’t cause anything, they often reflect changes in speculative sentiment that at least on a short-term basis do have a significant influence on the gold price.

Comex Registered Gold Hits New Low - Now 293 Oz Of Paper Gold Per Physical Oz

Many vaults continue to see either outright withdrawals of Registered Gold or comparable adjustments. How much longer can this exponential surge in the dilution ratio continue? We don’t know, although with less than 5 tons of registered gold left in the Comex vault system, we hope that the mystery of what is really going on at the Comex will finally be unveiled.

Gold Soars After Chinese Currency Devaluation

Over one billion Chinese will soon be scrambling into gold to preserve their purchasing power after the PBOC’s dramatic devaluation announcement. Any day now the PBOC will update its revised foreign reserve and gold holdings. And so the next big leg up in gold will take place when it is revealed that the PBOC had only exposed a portion of its “new” total gold inventory.

Gold, Silver Flash Crash Following $2.7 Billion Notional Dump

Just before 9:30pm Eastern time or right as China opened for trading, gold (as well as platinum, silver, and virtually all precious metals) flashed crashed when “someone” sold $2.7 billion notional in gold, resulting in a 4.2% or about $50 to just over $1,086/oz, the lowest level since March 2010. Once again an intentional HFT-induced slam with one purpose: force the sell stops.

China's True Gold Holdings To Remain A Secret After All

What we thought would be an imminent, critical and extremely overdue public announcement from China has again been indefinitely postponed. And so with the gold community eagerly expecting a confirmation from China that its gold holdings have doubled, tripled or more, China – and the IMF – suddenly get cold feet. Again.

Commodity Trading Giant Exits Physical Gold On Lack Of Physical With Documented Origin

Gunvor was one of the few large commodity firms that handles precious metals. Why Gunvor chose to discontinue its gold trading? As per Bloomberg, “executives decided to abandon the gold trading business partly because of difficulties in finding steady supplies of gold where the origin could be well documented, one of the people said.”

2 Comex Gold Depositories: Registered Inventories Decline 25% In A Day

On Thursday, Brinks held 257,290 oz of gold & Scotia held 339.993 oz in their registered inventories. On Friday, when CME released an update on its Comex gold warehouse stocks, Brinks registered inventories declined 62,259 oz & Scotia Mocatta fell 87,849 oz. In a day, Brinks registered gold inventories fell 24% & Scotia Mocatta’s fell 26%.

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