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Craig Hemke TFMetals Report: Demand For Physical Gold/Silver Will Break The System - The Daily Coin

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March 8, 2016

The 50 day moving average in gold has turned up and it has bullishly crossed through the 100 dma – it has also bullishly crossed through the 200 dma…It’s almost like the HFT hedge fund programs have been flipped from “sell every rally” to now “buy every dip” because the technical picture is so good. – Craig “Turd Ferguson” Hemke on the Shadow of Truth

There’s debate raging in the precious metals community if and when a big raid on the precious metals market will commence. Today, for instance, gold has drifted higher in overnight trading only to be smacked pretty hard when the Comex opened. That’s nothing new. But what’s new, given the way in which the precious metals market is set up, is that after being taken down $12 by the criminal traders on the Comex, gold grinded higher until it was only down a couple bucks by the time the stock market closed. Even more interesting is the fact that the mining stocks (HUI Amex Gold Bugs Index) rejected repeated attempts to put them negative on the day and finished up over 6 points – 3.6% – on the day.

The trading pattern of the precious metals sector – at least for now – has defied all expectations of the market given that the technical factors in place now have historically ushered in a vicious takedown of the sector.

This data that I refer to when I talk about the bank picture, whether its the Commitment of Traders report or the Bank Participation report – it’s all dubious crap anyway because its generated by the criminals at the CFTC…when they crank out these reports, we’re supposed to take them seriously in the first place? The CFTC is criminal co-conspirator [in the precious metals manipulation scheme] – Craig “Turn Ferguson” Hemke, SoT

A big variable in the expectation of a big sell-off in gold and silver is the COT “structure.” As of last Tuesday, the “Commercial Sector,” which primarily the bullion banks, is net short 171,000 gold future contracts. The hedge funds segment of the COT is net long 104k gold future contracts. The “other reportables” and “non-reportable (retail trader) segments make up the rest of the long side of the bullion bank short position.

The net short of the bullion banks is 17.1 million ounces. Currently, the Comex vaults are showing 377k ounces of gold in the “deliverable” account and 6.8 million total ounces. This ratio of short interest to the amount of physical underlying is absurd. Technically it’s illegal because, as Craig discusses in the interview (see below), the CFTC continuously defies the laws in place and enables the banks to skirt mandated position limits on the Comex.

What will happen if one of these the hedge funds decide to stand for delivery? If just 50% of the hedge funds stand for delivery. While it’s true that in any given delivery period that, at most, 1% of the long open interest stands for delivery, the laws of probability suggest that one of these days a significant portion of the longs will decide to take delivery. This will bust the Comex.

In the interview session below, we discuss this issue with Craig and several other factors that are affecting the markets right now and the Central Banks ability to manipulate the markets. At some point the demand for physical gold/silver will break the system:

Someday something will change and the confidence scheme will fail. Every uptick [of gold] increases the pressure on that confidence scheme which is why the banks are fighting it so hard…in the end they are just not going to be able to…Craig “Turd Ferguson” Hemke on SoT

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bill goldmanm
March 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM
Below is a quote from the 3/9/16 column by Julian DW Phillips 24 hour gold. "There were sales of 2.378 tonnes of gold from the SPDR gold ETF but purchases of 0.45 of a tonne into the Gold Trust yesterday. This is the first time we have seen sales of size from the SPDR gold ETF. It certainly helped the gold price to slip down. What happen when such sales takes place is that HSBC, the Custodian of the Fund, can then sell that into China straight away and yet it won't impact on London or New York prices. But HSBC cannot do the reverse by taking gold from China and selling it in London as it is illegal to export gold from China. And this is why selling in a market where globally, buying far outweighs selling prices can be made to fall. It continues to favor buying in Asia when this happens. So while there are cries of "manipulation" to hold prices down, the evidence is that the structure of the gold market globally favors Asia continuing to buy gold at very low prices. While the banking and currency systems favor gold remaining out of favor, what is happening now is a ticking time bomb, taking us to the point where Asia controls the gold market and soon the gold price. "