Vaporize COMEX 2008-12-04

Last update: Fri 12/5/2008, 9:01am CST (final warehouse figures added). No reported change in gold warehouse inventories, only 5,114 oz added for silver.

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Vaporize COMEX CountDOWN

COMEX gold & silver price manipulations are bashing precious metals investors, miners and shareholders. Now it’s time to fight back by Busting COMEX

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Cumulative COMEX Gold Deliveries:
Nov 28 – 860,000 oz vs inventory of 2,855,567 oz. (30.1%)
Dec 1 – 1,116,600 oz vs inventory of 2,908,224 oz. (38.4%)
Dec 2 – 1,147,300 oz vs inventory of 2,908,024 oz. (39.5%)
Dec 3 – 1,175,800 oz vs inventory of 2,918,028 oz. (40.3%)
Dec 4 – 1,189,000 oz vs inventory of 2,918,028 oz. (40.7%)
Dec 5 – TBD
Dec 8 – TBD
Dec 9 – TBD
Dec 10 – TBD
Dec 11 – TBD
Dec 12 – TBD
Dec 15 – TBD
Dec 16 – TBD
Dec 17 – TBD
Dec 18 – TBD
Dec 19 – TBD
Dec 22 – TBD
Dec 23 – TBD
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 26 – TBD
Dec 29 – TBD [Final notice day]

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Cumulative COMEX Silver Deliveries:
Nov 28 – 15,200,000 oz vs inventory of 80,749,083 oz. (18.8%)
Dec 1 – 17,600,000 oz vs inventory of 80,639,774 oz. (21.8%)
Dec 2 – 24,070,000 oz vs inventory of 80,239,857 oz. (30.0%)
Dec 3 – 26,035,000 oz vs inventory of 80,239,857 oz. (32.4%)
Dec 4 – 26,285,000 oz vs inventory of 80,244,971 oz. (32.8%)
Dec 5 – TBD
Dec 8 – TBD
Dec 9 – TBD
Dec 10 – TBD
Dec 11 – TBD
Dec 12 – TBD
Dec 15 – TBD
Dec 16 – TBD
Dec 17 – TBD
Dec 18 – TBD
Dec 19 – TBD
Dec 22 – TBD
Dec 23 – TBD
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 26 – TBD
Dec 29 – TBD [Final notice day]

COMEX trades hundreds of times more gold & silver than they actually possess. If enough investors demand delivery of PHYSICAL gold & silver COMEX stockpiles will be depleted. If COMEX runs out, the ensuing rush to grab physical metal to settle contract obligations *could* be the spark that ignites the long-awaited precious metals wildfire.

Explanation:
COMEX warehouses contain both “registered” and “eligible” metals. The “registered” metals are available for physical delivery. The “eligible” metals are not ready for delivery until they become “registered.” Although this pool of “eligible” metals is stored at COMEX warehouses there is no obligation to “register” these metals for subsequent physical deliveries.

The graph shows:
1) the cumulative ounces of metal delivered this month,
2) the ounces of “registered” metal available for delivery,
3) the ounces “eligible” for registration.
The percentage shown is based on the cumulative physical metal deliveries for the month against the “registered” amount of metal in COMEX.

Sources:
[1] COMEX precious metals warehouse stocks: http://www.nymex.com/warehouse.aspx
[2] COMEX precious metals daily deliveries: http://www.nymex.com/media/delivery.pdf
[3] “Zed”, “nofear”, “DaveInDenver” and “Kaboom” from blog comments. Thanks, guys! 

More info:
Gold: Is This It, NOW?
Attack of COMEX Gold & Silver
How 2 Track COMEX Deliveries
Sinclair Sez “Help Me Bust Comex”
This Guy Plans 2 Kill “Paper” Silver

Butler: “Shocking Liquidation in Silver”

From the latest Ted Butler commentary. Very bullish and possible silver turnaround imminent:

I am shocked with the extent to which the big shorts have gone to liquidate every possible long silver and gold position held by traders in the non-commercials and non-reportable categories.

In fact, the big shorts have even managed to recently liquidate some big long silver positions by other commercials (the raptors), held in the form of long silver/short gold spread positions. About a month ago, I noticed an unusual liquidation of raptor long silver positions over a two week period, in the amount of around 8,000 contracts (40 million ounces). What made it unusual was that I had never seen the raptors (the smaller traders in the commercial category, other than the 8 largest) liquidate long positions on a decline in price.

For a while, I couldn’t figure out why many different traders would liquidate positions held for a long time so suddenly. Then it dawned on me (in a conversation with Izzy) that it had to be silver/gold spread liquidation brought about by changes in margin and/or margin collateral requirements.

These changes were dictated by the big shorts themselves, who undoubtedly cleared the accounts for the raptors. For the first time, the raptors were forced by the big shorts (read JP Morgan) to liquidate long silver/short gold spread positions.

Talk about a clean-out of silver long positions.

The most recent COT report, as of the close of business November 25, indicated another shocking liquidation of long silver/short gold spreads, this time by those held in the non-commercial category. Roughly 15 different non-commercial traders suddenly liquidated at least 5,000 additional long silver/short gold spreads.

I would submit that the only way you could get 15 separate accounts to act in unison would be if you forced them to act. And just like the earlier forced liquidation of raptor spread positions, the only way you could force them was by radically altering margin collateral requirements. Who decides to radically alter margin collateral requirements is the prime broker who holds and clears (guarantees) the accounts (read JP Morgan).

What this means is that new and unprecedented efforts have been made to forcibly liquidate the long silver holdings of any account not held by the big shorts.

Those shorts are resorting to tricks never employed before.

The COTs were already wildly bullish before this blatant silver/gold spread forced liquidation. What comes after wildly bullish? All this should make you think.

Why is the big short so intent on liquidating every long position he does not hold?

The answer should be clear. Because he knows the real story in silver, and that the price will soon reflect that reality. He is determined to buy as much silver as possible, through any means available. So should you. The fact that the big short is forcing as much silver liquidation as possible, should harden your resolve to own silver.

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◊◊◊◊ Now: Gold @ $772.50, Silver @ $9.53, USDX @ 86.24 ◊◊◊◊
◊◊◊◊ Now: DJIA 8,523.59

Morgan on COMEX

Just received this email from David Morgan AKA “The Silver Investor”.

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Here are the links from the email for your convenience:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/12/prweb1698044.htm
http://www.financialvortex2008.eventbrite.com/
www.financialsense.com

Gold Bugs Praises Silver

turk-collapse-of-the-dollarJames Turk, renowned gold bug and author of “The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold” was invited to speak at the UK Silver Investment Summit Nov. 5th.

This gold bug says silver’s the better investment! He details why on YouTube. This is really worth settling back and watching carefully.

Regarding the gold/silver ratio (currently at 80): Turk says it will revert to 20.
 

Turk says “The silver bull market hasn’t begun. It won’t start until silver is over $50/oz.”
 

How cessation of M3 was the prelude to the coming ultimate collapse of the dollar. What this means for silver. Mining stocks: what is the “buying area” and “selling area”?
 

Silver and gold ETFs are not audited by an independant third party. Comments on COMEX default and silver price manipulation.
 
 

Enjoy!

Vaporize COMEX 2008-12-03

Last update: Wed 12/4/2008, 9:51am CST (updated warehouse inventory numbers) Silver depletion % rises to 32.4%. Gold rises slightly to 40.4%.

Starting with this report I’ll create a new post each day for the charts. This will help manage the comments better. Thanks for the suggestions!

From the comments, a succinct explanation:

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COMEX gold & silver price manipulations are bashing precious metals investors, miners and shareholders. Now it’s time to fight back by Busting COMEX

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Cumulative COMEX Gold Deliveries:
Nov 28 – 860,000 oz vs inventory of 2,855,567 oz. (30.1%)
Dec 1 – 1,116,600 oz vs inventory of 2,908,224 oz. (38.4%)
Dec 2 – 1,147,300 oz vs inventory of 2,908,024 oz. (39.5%)
Dec 3 – 1,175,800 oz vs inventory of 2,918,028 oz. (40.3%)
Dec 4 – TBD
Dec 5 – TBD
Dec 8 – TBD
Dec 9 – TBD
Dec 10 – TBD
Dec 11 – TBD
Dec 12 – TBD
Dec 15 – TBD
Dec 16 – TBD
Dec 17 – TBD
Dec 18 – TBD
Dec 19 – TBD
Dec 22 – TBD
Dec 23 – TBD
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 26 – TBD
Dec 29 – TBD [Final notice day]

comex-countdown-silver-2008-12-031 

Cumulative COMEX Silver Deliveries:
Nov 28 – 15,200,000 oz vs inventory of 80,749,083 oz. (18.8%)
Dec 1 – 17,600,000 oz vs inventory of 80,639,774 oz. (21.8%)
Dec 2 – 24,070,000 oz vs inventory of 80,239,857 oz. (30.0%)
Dec 3 – 26,035,000 oz vs inventory of 80,239,857 oz. (32.4%)
Dec 4 – TBD
Dec 5 – TBD
Dec 8 – TBD
Dec 9 – TBD
Dec 10 – TBD
Dec 11 – TBD
Dec 12 – TBD
Dec 15 – TBD
Dec 16 – TBD
Dec 17 – TBD
Dec 18 – TBD
Dec 19 – TBD
Dec 22 – TBD
Dec 23 – TBD
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 26 – TBD
Dec 29 – TBD [Final notice day]

COMEX trades hundreds of times more gold & silver than they actually possess. If enough investors demand delivery of PHYSICAL gold & silver COMEX stockpiles will be depleted. If COMEX runs out, the ensuing rush to grab physical metal to settle contract obligations *could* be the spark that ignites the long-awaited precious metals wildfire.

Explanation:
COMEX warehouses contain both “registered” and “eligible” metals. The “registered” metals are available for physical delivery. The “eligible” metals are not ready for delivery until they become “registered.” Although this pool of “eligible” metals is stored at COMEX warehouses there is no obligation to “register” these metals for subsequent physical deliveries.

The graph shows:
1) the cumulative ounces of metal delivered this month,
2) the ounces of “registered” metal available for delivery,
3) the ounces “eligible” for registration.
The percentage shown is based on the cumulative physical metal deliveries for the month against the “registered” amount of metal in COMEX.

Sources:
[1] COMEX precious metals warehouse stocks: http://www.nymex.com/warehouse.aspx
[2] COMEX precious metals daily deliveries: http://www.nymex.com/media/delivery.pdf
[3] “Zed”, “nofear”, “DaveInDenver” and “Kaboom” from blog comments. Thanks, guys! 

More info:
Gold: Is This It, NOW?
Attack of COMEX Gold & Silver
How 2 Track COMEX Deliveries
Sinclair Sez “Help Me Bust Comex”
This Guy Plans 2 Kill “Paper” Silver