Pre-Bernank Post

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Wed, May 22, 2013 - 10:05am

Just a quick post as The Bernank is due before Congress at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Five things...in no particular order...

First, the Yen is rolling over again. In case you missed it, here's a reprint of a chart I posted as a comment back on Sunday. I went searching for something historical. One, to put the decline into context and, two, to look for a potential bottom level. Well, I think I found a bottom and it looks to still be a ways away. Maybe 85/115?

The open interest levels as we approach FND for the June13 gold are getting more interesting. The latest number is as of Monday. This leaves us with 8 trading days to go (including yesterday, for which we get the numbers today). As of Monday, the total OI in Comex gold had grown to 453,048. Interestingly, this is the highest OI level since March 13th. Additionally, with 8 days to go until FND, the June13 OI still stands at 186,952. Now don't go getting too excited just yet...but...with 8 days to go before FND for the April13, OI stood at 176,921 and with 8 days to go before Feb13 FND, the Feb13 OI was 187,059. Could we get 12,00-15,000 contracts standing on FND? Maybe. Why is this important? As of last evening, the total Comex registered inventory stood at just under 52 mts. Some quick back-of-the-envelope math reveals that this is only enough gold to settle 16,680 contracts. Hmmmm...

And this is fun. The GLD shed another 8.42 tonnes of "inventory" yesterday, dropping the alleged total "inventory" back to 1023.08 metric tonnes. How long before the total tonnage drops back into he triple digits? At this rate, not very. And chew on this little nugget I was sent yesterday: Back in the day, the GLD added about 230 mts in a little over a month. From 1/16/09 to 2/18/09, the "fund" went from 795.5 mts to 1024.09. Again, hmmmm. We are now back to that level. Will we now see 200 tonnes exit the "fund" in rapid succession???

Jim Quinn has written another excellent article. Please read this today: https://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=54125

And, finally, please check out the growing list of prizes for the Riff-Raffle. We've added several new items, most prominently, a one ounce Gold Philharmonic coin. This brings the total gold coins to be given away up to two!! The deadline for buying tickets has been extended to Friday so please consider purchasing a few and taking your chances. The current pool is about 450 tickets so you still have a decent shot at winning!

Have a fun day and enjoy the pleasant mutterings of The Bernank!

TF

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  130 Comments

Swineflogger
May 22, 2013 - 10:09am

@nd!

Oops 2nd!

Sandiaman
May 22, 2013 - 10:10am

2nd

Fif amendent day. Liars on cspan 3.

Silver MonkeySandiaman
May 22, 2013 - 10:12am

BOOM!

Gold strongly through 1400 & silver through 23! Up Up and AWAY!

beardeus
May 22, 2013 - 10:15am

FIRST!

I WANT THAT ONE OZ AMERICAN EAGLE! The months ahead are going to be great for gold and silver prices! We've bounced off the bottom of the long term trend line and the debt ceiling debate is coming to a theater near you!

FUBM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bert3798
May 22, 2013 - 10:17am

fifth

jusit fifth

Arcticfoxx
May 22, 2013 - 10:18am

First in Ten!

Nice little upswing!

Watcher
May 22, 2013 - 10:19am

Gold up as Bertank is

Gold up as Bertank is speaking? huh?

RationalMind
May 22, 2013 - 10:23am

2nd Eight Pole

And 8th is a lucky number in Asia!

And may Fortune smiled on all in Turdville.

DeaconBenjamin
May 22, 2013 - 10:30am

Gold edges higher on good retail demand; silver rallies

By PTI | 22 May, 2013, 06.58PM IST Post a Comment READ MORE ON » US Federal reserve | Gold prices | Gold | bullion market | bullion | Ben Bernanke Gold prices advanced further at the domestic bullion market today due to sustained local buying support as well as robust seasonal off-take

MUMBAI: Gold prices advanced further at the domestic bullion market today due to sustained local buying support as well as robust seasonal off-take.

Silver also rallied on the back of heavy demand from industrial users and jewellery makers amid speculative buyout.

Standard Gold of 99.5 per cent purity rose by Rs 85 to finish at Rs 26,445 per 10 gm from Tuesday's closing level of Rs 26,360.

Pure gold of 99.9 per cent purity firmed up by Rs 80 to settle at Rs 26,585 from Rs 26,505.

Silver ready (.999 fineness) jumped by Rs 800 to end at Rs 44,915 per kg as compared to Rs 44,115 yesterday.

On the global front, precious metals are trading firm on weak dollar amid cautious ahead of congressional testimony on the economy by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke later in the day.

Spot gold was bid higher at USD 1,384.91 an ounce in early European trade and spot silver marginally higher at USD 22.59 an ounce.

SilverSurfers
May 22, 2013 - 10:31am

slid

into 2nd base, for a hit, making it a 2 hit string of top 10 turders, and silver is up, for the daily double play, YEAH!!!!!

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