Is This The End Game For Paper Gold/Silver?
- Is This The End Game For Paper Gold/Silver?
The real market in gold/silver is what is going on in the markets where physical delivery is REQUIRED. That would be China, India, Russia, Middle East and the U.S. retail minted coin market
– The Golden Truth, April 22, 2013
To go along with my statement above, I find it interesting that the United States’ is going to take 7 years to deliver 300 tonnes of gold back to Germany. Seven years. I find it even more interesting that not many people have scrutinized this situation. After all, it took Venezuela only about 4 months to get 200 tonnes of its gold repatriated from London and Switzerland. Hugo Chavez may be remembered by many as a crackpot, but I have a feeling the world will soon understand why one of his last moves before he died may have been his most brilliant. After all, Venezuela now has possession of its foreign-stored gold – Germany does not.
Something else that has been extraordinarily overlooked, or intentionally ignored by the media, is the fact that about 80% of the recent price hit in gold/silver has occurred during Comex trading hours, after the physical buying markets in the east (China, Russia, India, et al) have gone to sleep or home for the weekend. Please note: the Comex is a paper trading market. The Comex may have enough metal to settle about 5% of the entire open interest of gold and silver, if the entities long the paper contracts decided to stand for delivery. Typically less than 1% stand for delivery each delivery month.
So when you hear accounts that 100’s of tonnes of “gold” were dumped on the Comex market last Monday, please understand and know that this was “gold” as represented by a paper Comex gold futures contract. On the Comex gold grows on trees – everywhere else in the world that wants to own gold, physical gold has to be delivered.
And while that thrift shop mannequin some call “Attorney General Eric Holder” will never require that the big banks which control Comex explain why a paper bomb representing 100’s of tonnes of paper gold was dropped on the Comex, the rest of the world – including the thousands in this country trying to take advantage of the price drop by buying U.S. minted silver eagles – either can not actually buy phsyical gold/silver for delivery or have to pay substantial premiums over the spot price in order to get something delivered. Go ahead, call your local coin dealer and ask them to sell you some 1 oz. silver eagles. You’ll either hear “we’re out” or you’ll be offered something at around $7-8 over the current spot. Note that the price where you can buy silver eagles – silver eagles that you can take home with you as opposed to rely on some counterparty for delivery – will cost you about the same price as it would have before the take down in the metals this past week.