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Category Archives: Commitment of Traders

Robert Gore’s “Hard Core Doom Porn”

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, It will be a crash like we’ve never seen before. SLL has been accused of trafficking in “doom porn.” Guilty as charged. If you don’t like doom porn, don’t read this article, it’s hard core. If you prefer feel good and heartwarming, there are plenty of […]

Why A Dollar Rebound May Be Imminent Even As Crash Insurance Costs Hit Nosebleed Levels

Is the bottom in for the dollar yet? After hitting a 14 month low, the Bloomberg Dollar Index saw a modest gain of 0.1% as markets awaited this week’s FOMC meeting and kept a wary eye on Capitol Hill hearings which involve close members of the Trump administration. Quoted by Bloomberg, traders described flows as […]

Will Record Short VIX Position Backfire On Speculators?

Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, Speculators (a.k.a., “dumb money”?) are holding their largest net-short position in the history of the VIX futures contract. Every week, the CFTC releases their Commitment Of Traders (COT) report on the collective positioning among major futures players. Like most market data, the majority of the time, we do not find the […]

Gold Trading COT Report “Means Lower – Then Much Higher – Prices Coming”

The gold trading Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released Friday, shows the peculiarly timed gold sell off and much needed wash out of speculative longs out of the gold futures market last week sets gold up for lower prices, prior to moving higher again. The timing of the sudden sell off, when Chinese gold markets […]

Onward Toward Bullion Bank Collapse

            Onward Toward Bullion Bank Collapse Posted with permission and written by Craig Hemke, TF Metals Report (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)       The events of Friday not only speed the eventual collapse of the Bullion Bank Paper Derivative Pricing Scheme, they also highlight the fraud of this current […]

A New Balance Of Power In The Gold Market

With precious metals soaring on safe haven buying… We thought John Rubino's thoughts (via DollarCollapse.com) were particularly prescient… Gold analyst Michael Ballanger just posted an article noting how much things have changed — perhaps for the better — in the gold market. Here’s an excerpt:   Commercial Traders Have Just Gone Over the Top (24hGold) […]

The Latest Bank Participation Report

        The Latest Bank Participation Report  Posted with permission and written by Craig Hemke, TF Metals Report (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)   The latest CFTC-generated Bank Participation Report provides another case study of the methods through which the major Bullion Banks attempt to influence and direct gold prices.   We’ve written about […]

Assessing The Latest Bank Participation Report

      Assessing The Latest Bank Participation Report  Posted with permission and written by Craig Hemke, TF Metals Report (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)       We monitor the daily open interest changes in Comex gold and silver. We also wait each Friday for the latest Commitment of Traders report. Once a month, however, […]

Comex Gold Open Interest

    Comex Gold Open Interest Posted with permission and written by Craig Hemke, TF Metals Report (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)         In defending their long held short positions, the Comex Banks have now issued enough new contracts to drive total open interest back to levels not seen since 2011. Will they […]

“Smart Money” Has Never Been More Bearish On Silver

Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, Commercial Hedgers just hit their most extreme net short position ever in sliver futures. Just 5 weeks ago, on March 28, we noted that the so-called “smart money” commercial hedgers had reached their largest net short position in silver futures in more than a decade. Well, for us to dedicate another post […]