Nov 10/Huge addition of 5.34 tonnes added to the GLD/huge 949,000 oz added to the SLV, yet silver rises but gold whacked/Sprott funds in gold and in silver negative in NAV for first time in quite some time/Huge devaluation in the Chinese off shore yuan today as huge amounts of USA dollars leave China’s shores/Huge increase in bond yields around the globe from the USA to emerging markets

Gold closed at $1265.60 down $7.10

silver closed at $18.72:  UP 36 cents.

Access market prices:

Gold: 1277.40

Silver: 18.47

The boys raided gold today but not silver. I honestly thought that the raids would stop once the election was over but I am wrong. It sure seems that the powers to be are very worried about the financial system as bond yields skyrocket across the globe. Underwriting banks loathe to see huge volatility in yields and no doubt we will see huge smoke stacks shortly.

The boys may be worried about the huge number of gold contracts standing at the comex.  It is extremely elevated vs what we witnessed on the exact same day last year.

It probably is both of these facts that are bothering them greatly and thus the need to raid.

 

THE DAILY GOLD FIX REPORT FROM SHANGHAI AND LONDON

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The Shanghai fix is at 10:15 pm est and 2:15 am est

The fix for London is at 5:30  am est (first fix) and 10 am est (second fix)

Thus Shanghai’s second fix corresponds to 195 minutes before London’s first fix.

And now the fix recordings:

Shanghai morning fix Nov 10 (10:15 pm est last night): $  1293.59

NY ACCESS PRICE: $1287.75 (AT THE EXACT SAME TIME)

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Shanghai afternoon fix:  2: 15 am est (second fix/early  morning):$   1293.51

NY ACCESS PRICE: 1287.25 (AT THE EXACT SAME TIME/2:15 am)

HUGE SPREAD TODAY!!  6.00 dollars

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London Fix: Nov 10: 5:30 am est:  $1281.40   (NY: same time:  $1282.35    5:30AM)???

London Second fix Nov 10: 10 am est:  $1267.50 (NY same time: $1267.00 ,    10 AM)

It seems that Shanghai pricing is higher than the other  two , (NY and London). The spread has been occurring on a regular basis and thus I expect to see arbitrage happening as investors buy the lower priced NY gold and sell to China at the higher price. This should drain the comex.

Also why would mining companies hand in their gold to the comex and receive constantly lower prices.  They would be open to lawsuits if they knowingly continue to supply the comex despite the fact that they could be receiving higher prices in Shanghai.

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For comex gold: 

 NOTICES FILINGS FOR NOVEMBER CONTRACT MONTH:  6 NOTICES FOR 600 OZ  TONES

For silver:

 NOTICES FOR NOVEMBER CONTRACT MONTH FOR SILVER: 0 NOTICES OR nil OZ

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Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest FELL by 217 contracts DOWN to 188,048.   I stated THE FOLLOWING  yesterday: ” No doubt tomorrow’s reading of the OI will be a humdinger as the bankers need to continue with their criminal ways of supplying non backed comex paper.” Boy, was I wrong The open interest hardly moved as the silver price was up by only 3 cents in yesterday’s trading. In ounces, the OI is still represented by just less THAN 1 BILLION oz i.e. .940 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 134% of annual global silver production (ex Russia &ex China).

 

In November, in silver, 0 notice(s) filings: FOR 10,000 OZ

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In gold, the total comex gold FELL by 4,042 contracts WITH THE fall in price of gold ($0.80 YESTERDAY).The total gold OI stands at 524,161 contracts.

 

In gold: we had 6 notices filed for 600 oz

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:  Strange after two whack job days:

TODAY WE HAD A HUGE CHANGE AT THE GLD/A DEPOSIT OF 5.34 TONNES OF GOLD

Total gold inventory rests tonight at: 955.03 tonnes of gold

SLV

we had another huge change at the SLV/an addition of 949,000 oz

THE SLV Inventory rests at: 359.384 million oz

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver FELL by 217 contracts DOWN to 188,048 despite the fact that the price of silver ROSE by  3 cents with YESTERDAY’S trading.  The gold open interest FELL by 4,042 contracts DOWN to 524,161 even though the price of gold FELL BY ONLY $0.80 in YESTERDAY’S TRADING.

(report Harvey).

2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

i)Late  WEDNESDAY night/THURSDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 42.91 POINTS OR 1.31%/ /Hang Sang closed UP 423.92  OR 1.89%. The Nikkei closed UP 1,092.88 POINTS OR 6.72%/ Australia’s all ordinaires  CLOSED UP 3.26% /Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed DOWN at 6.7977/Oil FELL to 45.03 dollars per barrel for WTI and 46.38 for Brent. Stocks in Europe: ALL IN THE GREEN EXCEPT LONDON    Offshore yuan trades  6.8285 yuan to the dollar vs 6.7977  for onshore yuan.THE SPREAD BETWEEN ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE WIDENS QUITE A BIT AS MORE USA DOLLARS  LEAVE CHINA’S SHORES / CHINA SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE USA AND JANET  TO NOT RAISE RATES IN DECEMBER.

REPORT ON JAPAN  SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA AND CHINA

3a)THAILAND/SOUTH KOREA

none today

b) REPORT ON JAPAN

none today

c) REPORT ON CHINA

none today

4 EUROPEAN AFFAIRS

Take a close look as to what is coming up in the next few weeks.  Yhis is what is scaring European politicians after witnessing first a BREXIT and then the Trump election victory: the kicking out the establishment!

( zero hedge)

5. RUSSIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS

none today

6.GLOBAL ISSUES

As the Dow rises all emerging nation currencies including the Chinese yuan fall into the gutter

( zero hedge)

7.OIL ISSUES

For your knowledge ere ae the 7 chokepoints that can cause to spike if these are cut off:

( Irinia Slav/OilPrice.com)

8.EMERGING MARKETS

none today

9.PHYSICAL STORIES

i)What a bummer! Canadian mint employee is guilty of smuggling 138,000 dollars worth of gold in his rectum:

( CBC/GATA)

ii)We brought you this story yesterday but it is worth repeating in case you missed it yesterday

( Chris Powell/GATA)

iii)Good reason for gold to go down today:  long lines buying gold in this gold loving nation.  Overnight, the government made banknotes of 1,000 rupees and 2000 rupees overnight. The citizens figured it out quite fast as they line up to by the only real currency: gold.

( Bhandair/ActingMan com)

10.USA STORIES WHICH MAY INFLUENCE THE PRICE OF GOLD/SILVER

i)David Stockman on the uSA election:  American voters have just fired the ruling elites

( David Stockman/ContraCorner)

ii) a.The long term bonds are skyrocketing around the globe.  The uSA 10 yr is now 2.10% on fears of huge inflation with the Trump spending.

( zero hedge)

ii b)It sure looks like our bond vigilantes have finally woken up.  The first of the “Trump 30 yr bond auction went terrible

( zero hedge)

iii)The big 4 Nasdaq stocks start to crash and that crashes all of the post Trump gains:

the Fangs:  Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google

( zero hedge)

iv)Seems that Soros is angry at the election so he calls on the the Black Lives Matter group to protest throughout the globe

( zero hedge)

 

v)Key highlights of the Trump plan to make America better:

( zero hedge)

vi)

Kranzler comments on Stanley Druckenmiller’s idiotic statement that inflation is coming so sell gold.

Let us head over to the comex:

The total gold comex open interest FELL BY 4,042 CONTRACTS to an OI level of 524,161 with the continual pummeling in the price of gold as it EVENTUALLY FELL $0.80 with YESTERDAY’S roller coast trading. In the front month of November we had 25 notices standing for a GAIN of 1 contract.  We had 0 notices served yesterday so we GAINED 1 contract or 100 ADDITIONAL oz will stand for delivery in November. The next contract month and the biggest of the year is December and here this month showed a decrease of 11,957 contracts down to 318,162. The December contract month is still highly elevated compared to a year ago.  On Wednesday Nov 11/2015 comex reading day, we had a total of 226,262 contracts standing ( a loss of 10,719 contracts from Nov 10/2015) It certainly emphasizes the huge demand for physical gold. THIS SHOULD EXPLAIN TO YOU THE CONSTANT WHACKING OF GOLD (AND SILVER): THE HIGH OI AND THE FACT THAT MANY WILL TAKE DELIVERY.

Today, we had 6 notice(s) filed for 600 oz of gold.
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And now for the wild silver comex results.  Total silver OI FELL by 217 contracts from 188,265 DOWN TO 198,048 despite the fact that the price of silver ROSE BY  3 cents with yesterday’s  roller coaster trading. We are moving  further from the all time record high for silver open interest set on Wednesday August 3/2016:  (224,540). The front month of November had an OI of 94 and thus a gain of 15 contracts. We had 0 notices filed yesterday so we gained 15 contracts or an additional 75,000 oz will stand for delivery.  The next major delivery month is December and here it FELL BY 8,120 contracts DOWN to 107,613. The December contract month is also highly elevated compared to a year ago.  On Nov 10/2015 reporting day, we had a level of 91,988 contracts having lost 3126 contracts on the day).

In silver had 0 notices filed for nil oz

VOLUMES: for the gold comex

Today the estimated volume was 198,880  contracts which is good.

 

Yesterday’s confirmed volume was 897,927 contracts  which is huge

(in ox:  89,792,700 oz or 2792 tonnes  (126% of annual global production)

today we had 6 notices filed for 600 oz of gold:

INITIAL standings for NOVEMBER
 Nov 10.
Gold Ounces
Withdrawals from Dealers Inventory in oz  NIL
Withdrawals from Customer Inventory in oz  nil
324.42 oz
Brinks
Deposits to the Dealer Inventory in oz nil oz
Deposits to the Customer Inventory, in oz 
 nil oz
No of oz served (contracts) today
6 notices 
600 oz
No of oz to be served (notices)
19 contracts
 1900
oz
Total monthly oz gold served (contracts) so far this month
1375 contracts
137,500 oz
4.2768 tonnes
Total accumulative withdrawals  of gold from the Dealers inventory this month   nil oz
Total accumulative withdrawal of gold from the Customer inventory this month     146,347.48oz
Today we had 1 kilobar transactions
Today we had 0 deposit into the dealer:
total dealer deposits:  nil  oz
We had zero dealer withdrawals:
total dealer withdrawals:  nil oz
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We had 0 customer deposit;
total customer deposits; nil  oz
We had 1 customer withdrawal(s)
i) Out of Brinks: 324.42 oz
total customer withdrawal: 324.42   oz
We had 1  adjustment(s) (and highly suspicious)
 i) Out of Brinks:  95,871.300 oz was adjusted out of the customer account and this landed into the dealer account  (2982 kilobars)
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Total dealer inventor 2,071,998.124 or 64.447 tonnes (this level is coming down)
Total gold inventory (dealer and customer) =10,514,769.152 or 327.053 tonnes 
 
Several months ago the comex had 303 tonnes of total gold. Today the total inventory rests at 327.053 tonnes for a  gain of 24  tonnes over that period.  Since August 8 we have lost 27 tonnes leaving the comex. However I am including kilobar transactions and they are very suspect at best.
For November:

Today, 0 notices were issued from JPMorgan dealer account and 0 notices were issued from their client or customer account. The total of all issuance by all participants equates to 6 contract  of which 0 notices were stopped (received) by jPMorgan dealer and 0 notice(s) was (were) stopped/ Received) by jPMorgan customer account.

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To calculate the initial total number of gold ounces standing for the NOV. contract month, we take the total number of notices filed so far for the month (1375) x 100 oz or 137,500 oz, to which we add the difference between the open interest for the front month of NOV (25 contracts) minus the number of notices served upon today (6) x 100 oz per contract equals 139,600 oz, the number of ounces standing in this non  active month of November.
 
Thus the INITIAL standings for gold for the Nov contract month:
No of notices served so far (1375) x 100 oz  or ounces + {OI for the front month (26) minus the number of  notices served upon today (6) x 100 oz which equals 139,600 oz standing in this non active delivery month of Nov  (4.3421 tonnes).
we GAINED 1 contract or an additional 100 oz will  stand for delivery.
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I have now gone over all of the final deliveries for this year and it is startling.
First of all:  in 2015 for the 12 months: 51 tonnes delivered upon for an average of 4.25 tonnes per month.
Here are the final deliveries for 2016:
Jan 2016:  .5349 tonnes  (Jan is a non delivery month)
Feb 2015:  7.9876 tonnes (Feb is a delivery month/deliveries this month very low)
March 2015: 2.311 tonnes (March is a non delivery month)
April:  12.3917 tonnes (April is a delivery month/levels on the low side
And then something happens and from May forward deliveries boom!
May; 6.889 tonnes (May is a non delivery month)
June; 48.552 tonnes ( June is a very big delivery month and in the end deliveries were huge)
July: 21.452 tonnes (July is a non delivery month and generally a poor one/not this time!)
August: 44.358 tonnes (August is a good delivery month and it came to fruition)
Sept:  8.4167 tonnes (Sept is a non delivery month)
Oct; 30.407 tonnes complete.
Nov.    4.3421 tonnes.
total for the 11 months;  187.7933 tonnes
average 17.072 tonnes per month vs last yr 51 tonnes total for 12 months or 4.25 tonnes average per month. From May 2016 until Nov 2016 we have had: 164.502 tonnes per the 7 months or 23.500 tonnes per month (which includes the non delivery months of May, June and Sept).  In essence the demand for gold is skyrocketing.
Something big is going on inside the gold comex.
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The gold comex is an absolute fraud.  The use of kilobars and exact weights makes the data totally absurd and fraudulent! To me, the only thing that makes sense is the fact that “kilobars: are entries of hypothecated gold sent to other jurisdictions so that they will not be short with their underwritten derivatives in that jurisdiction.  This would be similar to the rehypothecated gold used by Jon Corzine at MF Global.
 
IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS  24 NET TONNES HAS LEFT THE COMEX.
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And now for silver
 
NOV INITIAL standings
 Nov 10. 2016
Silver Ounces
Withdrawals from Dealers Inventory NIL
Withdrawals from Customer Inventory
nil oz
Deposits to the Dealer Inventory
nil  OZ
Deposits to the Customer Inventory 
  3,429,931.905 oz
Brinks
Delaware
Scotia
No of oz served today (contracts)
0 CONTRACT(S)
(nil OZ)
No of oz to be served (notices)
94 contracts
(470,000 oz)
Total monthly oz silver served (contracts) 352 contracts (1,760,000 oz)
Total accumulative withdrawal of silver from the Dealers inventory this month  NIL oz
Total accumulative withdrawal  of silver from the Customer inventory this month  4,858,374.1 oz
today, we had 0 deposit(s) into the dealer account:
total dealer deposit: nil oz
we had 0 dealer withdrawals:
 total dealer withdrawals: nil oz
we had 0 customer withdrawals:
Total customer withdrawals: nil  oz
We had 3 customer deposit(s):
i) Into Brinks: 2,732,259.600 oz
ii) Into Delaware:  988.0000 oz  ??exact weight
iii) Into Scotia; 696,683.905 oz
total customer deposits; 3,429,931.505  oz
 
 
 we had 0 adjustment(s)
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Volumes: for silver comex
Today the estimated volume was 64.804 which is excellent.
YESTERDAY’S  confirmed volume was 184,737 contracts  which is gigantic
(184,737 contracts  = 923 million oz or 131% of annual global production)
The total number of notices filed today for the Nov. contract month is represented by 0 contracts for nil oz. To calculate the number of silver ounces that will stand for delivery in Nov., we take the total number of notices filed for the month so far at  352 x 5,000 oz  = 1,760,000 oz to which we add the difference between the open interest for the front month of NOV (94) and the number of notices served upon today (0) x 5000 oz equals the number of ounces standing 
 
Thus the initial standings for silver for the NOV contract month:  352(notices served so far)x 5000 oz +(94) OI for front month of NOV. ) -number of notices served upon today (0)x 5000 oz  equals  2,230,000 oz  of silver standing for the NOV contract month.
we gained 15 contracts or an additional 75,000 oz will stand for delivery in this non active month of November..
 
Total dealer silver:  30.347 million (close to record low inventory  
Total number of dealer and customer silver:   175.942 million oz
The total open interest on silver is NOW close to its all time high with the record of 224,540 being set AUGUST 3.2016.  The registered silver (dealer silver) is NOW NEAR  multi year lows as silver is being drawn out at both dealer and customer levels and heading to China and other destinations. The shear movement of silver into and out of the vaults signify that something is going on in silver.

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And now the Gold inventory at the GLD
Nov 10/ A HUGE ADDITION OF 5.34 TONNES OF GOLD  (WITH GOLD WHACKED??)/INVENTORY RESTS AT 955.03 TONES
Nov 9/no change in gold inventory at the GLD/Inventory rests tonight at 949.69 tonnes
Nov 8/no change in gold inventory at the GLD/Inventory rests tonight at 949.69 tonnes
Nov 7/no changes in the gold inventory at the GLD/Inventory rests  tonight at 949.69 tonnes.
Nov 4/NO CHANGES IN THE GOLD INVENTORY AT THE GLD/INVENTORY RESTS AT 949.69 TONNES/
NOV 3/ a huge deposit of 4.43 tonnes of gold into the GLD/Inventory rests at 949.69 tonnes
NOV 2/ A DEPOSIT OF 2.67 TONNES OF GOLD INTO GLD/INVENTORY RESTS AT 945.26 TONNES
Nov 1/no change in gold inventory at the GLD/inventory rests at 942.59 tonnes
Oct 31/no changes at the GLD/Inventory rests at 942.59 tonnes
Oct 28/no changes at the GLD/Inventory remains at 942.59 tonnes
OCT 27/NO CHANGES AT THE GLD/INVENTORY REMAINS AT 942.59 TONNES
Oct 26/a massive 14.24 tonnes of gold leave the GLD and I am sure this is a paper transaction/this “paper gold” was used in the whacking of gold today/Inventory rests at 942.59 tonnes
OCT 25/A HUGE ADDITION OF 3.27 TONNES INTO THE GLD/INVENTORY RESTS AT 956.83 TONNES
OCT 24/NO CHANGES AT THE GLD/INVENTORY RESTS AT 953.56 TONNES
OCT 21/A MONSTROUS CHANGE IN GOLD INVENTORY AT THE GLD: A WITHDRAWAL OF 16.61 TONNES FROM THE GLD/INVENTORY RESTS AT 953.56 TONNES
OCT 20/A HUGE CHANGE IN GOLD INVENTORY AT THE GLD OF 2.94 TONNES/INVENTORY RESTS AT 970.17 TONNES
OCT 19/no change in gold inventory at the GLD inventory/inventory rests at 967.21 tonnes
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Nov 10/ Inventory rests tonight at 955.03 tonnes
*IN LAST 29 DAYS: 4.84 TONNES ADDED INTO THE GLD

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Now the SLV Inventory
Nov 10/an addition of 949,000 oz added into the SLV/Inventory rests at 359.435 million oz
Nov 9/no change in silver inventory at the SLV/Inventory rests at 359.435 million oz/
Nov 8/no changes in silver inventory at the SLV/inventory rests at 358.435 million oz
Nov 7/no changes in silver inventory at the SLV/Inventory rests at 358.435 million oz
Nov 4/NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 358.435 MILLION OZ
NOV 3/ a huge withdrawal of 2.807 million oz leaves the SLV: somebody was badly in need of silver/inventory rests at 358.435 million oz
NOV 2/ A DEPOSIT OF 569,000 OZ INTO THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 361.242
Nov 1/no change in silver inventory at the SLV/inventory rests at 360.673 million oz/
Oct 31/no change in silver inventory at the SLV/Inventory rests at 360.673 million oz/
Oct 28/NO CHANGE IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/iNVENTORY RESTS AT 360.673 MILLION OZ
OCT 27/A MONSTROUS WITHDRAWAL OF 5.987 MILLION OZ FROM THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 360.673 MILLION OZ  (AND YET NO CHANGE IN THE SILVER PRICE???)
Oct 26/NO CHANGES AT THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 366.366 MILLION OZ/
OCT 25/NO CHANGES AT THE SLV INVENTORY/INVENTORY RESTS AT 366.366 MILLION OZ
OCT 24/NO CHANGES AT THE SLV INVENTORY/INVENTORY RESTS AT 366.366 MILLION OZ
OCT 21/A HUGE CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/: A DEPOSIT OF 3.226 MILLION OZ INTO THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 366.366 MILLION OZ
oCT 20/NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY AT THE SLV/INVENTORY RESTS AT 363.140 MILLION OZ
oCT 19/a good sized change at the SLV inventory: a deposit of 855,000 oz/rests at 363.140 million oz/
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Nov 10.2016: Inventory 359.384 million oz
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NPV for Sprott and Central Fund of Canada

1. Central Fund of Canada: traded at Negative 5.4 percent to NAV usa funds and Negative 5.4% to NAV for Cdn funds!!!! 
Percentage of fund in gold 59.5%
Percentage of fund in silver:39.8%
cash .+0.7%( Nov 10/2016)
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2. Sprott silver fund (PSLV): Premium FALLS to -0.29%!!!! NAV (Nov 10/2016) 
3. Sprott gold fund (PHYS): premium to NAV  FALLS TO – 0.23% to NAV  ( Nov 10/2016)
Note: Sprott silver trust back  into NEGATIVE territory at 0-.29% /Sprott physical gold trust is back into NEGATIVE territory at- 0.23%/Central fund of Canada’s is still in jail.
 
 
 

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Major gold/silver stories for MONDAY

Early morning gold/silver trading/Goldcore

Central Bank Gold Demand continues in Q3

Dedollarization and Uncertainty drive Central Bank Demand for Gold

  • Central banks added 81.7t to their gold reserves in the third quarter
  • Total central banks purchases in the year-to-date reach 271.1t.
  • Fellow-SCO member Kazakhstan and Belarus also had to holdings
  • 90% of reserve managers intend to increase or maintain gold reserves.
  • “The case for gold remains compelling for reserve managers” state WGC
  • Unconventional monetary policies will underpin gold demand in coming years.

 

Central banks added 81.7t to their gold reserves in the third quarter, bringing total purchases in the year-to-date to 271.1t. This was a fall from 168t purchased in the previous quarter. Much of this has gone unnoticed by the mainstream media, something which seems shortsighted given the monetary and geopolitical implications both this and recent elections results may lead to.

The World Gold Council described recent buying as a ‘more measured’ approach to previous years. Between Q3 2014 and Q3 2015 407.7t were purchased by central banks. The data was slightly skewed last year as China contributed their gold reserve data for the first time since 2009.

Gold buying will not stop

The World Gold Council and other mainstream analysts do not appear unduly worried about the fall in gold demand from central banks. The current geopolitical and economic environment provides an irrefutable argument for central banks, as well as investors, to hold gold.

“The case for gold remains compelling for reserve managers amid the prevalence of negative interest rate policies and diversification away from the US dollar” WGC, Q3 report.

Commenting in the aftermath of the US election Juan Carlos Artigas, director of the WGC’s investment research, drew attention to the politics of anger and argument that are playing out across the world stage, signalled by both Brexit and the US election result.

“This trend, combined with uncertainty over the aftermath of years of unconventional monetary policies measures, will firmly underpin investment demand for gold in the coming years,”

This was reflected in a recent WGC survey of 19 central bank reserve managers which found nearly 90%have plans to either increase or maintain their gold reserves at current level.

In a research note from Simona Gambarini of Capital Economics, he argues that “the case for gold as a reserve asset remains strong”, given around one third of global government debt now has negative yields:

In particular, we continue to expect central banks from developing economies to be the main source of demand from the official sector in the future, as they typically have much lower gold holdings as a percentage of total reserves compared to those in advanced economies.

However, for some whilst there is an air of uncertainty following political events of 2016 and a tricky economic environment, this is not enough for central banks to add more gold to their reserves. In a recent note Nell Agate, a Citi analyst, stated ”While negative real interest rates and low sovereign bond yields across several key currencies and countries may encourage inflows into gold, particularly as there are limited alternatives for safe-haven / reserve assets, we expect to see reserve holdings maintain current trends.”

Russian love for gold

Those central banks who we have become used to seeing purchase gold on an ongoing basis continued to do so – Russia (43.9t), China (15.2t) and Kazakhstan (10t). Belarus also added over 3t to their reserves.

The Central Bank of Russia has outpaced the PBOC by nearly 150t in the last seven years, and has been the world’s largest central banks buyer of gold reserves for some time. This trend is expected to continue. Earlier this year it indicated that over the next 3-5 years it will look to expand its holdings to some half a trillion dollars.

This push for more gold is now driving the Russian supply chain. In May 2015 Russian Central BankGovernor Elvira Nabiullina stated that she saw no need for the Russian government to buy up all domestic gold production (as is done in China) as the central bank’s gold demand could be satisfied on the open, international market. However, F. William Engdhal reports that so central is gold to the monetary policy that the Central Bank is now buying from domestic mining stocks to satisfy their demand. This is particularly notable given Russia is the world’s second largest gold producing nation.

‘Dedollarization’ drives the SOC’s love for gold

When looking at the top gold buyers, one must remember that Russia and China are the key members in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The project includes former Soviet Union states as well as India and Pakistan.

The aim of the 16 year old organisation is to unite those nations in the face of increasing American expansionism. The group has discussed trade, a new currency and a unified energy system. The currency is what has many people nervous.

At a time when Russia is often declared a failed state by the US, the fact is that their economy is, in some ways, in far better shape. Namely their very low debt-to-GDP ratio and movement towards a ‘good as gold’ currency.

As of October the Central Bank of Russia held $88.2 billion in Treasurys, a significant change from the $131.8 billion held in 2014. This move has been labelled as dedollarization, and it is thought that this process is funding gold purchases as the country moves to prop up its reserves as the Russia ruble has suffered hugely since the collapse in crude oil. Not to mention lines to cheap credit were cut thanks to US and European sanctions and inflation is well into double figures.

“Notably, the Russian central bank has been selling its holdings of US Treasury debt to buy the gold, de facto de-dollarizing, a sensible move as the dollar is waging de facto currency war against the ruble,” writes F. William Engdahl.

That Russia feature so prominently in gold buying statistics is of no surprise. As Goldcore reported last year, Russia has made no secret of its desire to hold gold, and to increase their reserves.  Monetary policy manager Dmitry Tulin stated, “The price of it swings, but on the other hand it is a 100 percent guarantee from legal and political risks.”

Take control of uncertainty with gold

Yesterday we saw the price of gold surge 5% on the back of Trump’s ‘surprise’ victory in the US elections.

Much of this was driven by the uncertainty that an inexperienced President would bring. This morning the markets have largely recovered from the shock, however macroeconomic, systemic, geopolitical and monetary risks remain heightened. This is something that the Russians, along with China and their allies are all too aware of.

Their moves to diversify into gold and to keep the safe haven central to their monetary policy is something that should be a lesson to investors. The idea that gold offers a ‘100% guarantee’ is alluring in a world that is being influenced by a politics of anger and economy of instability and uncertainty.

Gold and Silver Bullion – News and Commentary

Gold steady as stocks, dollar rebound after Trump win (Reuters.com)

Yuan Falls to Six-Year Low Amid Concern Trump Will Target China (Bloomberg.com)

5 huge reasons Donald Trump won (MarketWatch.com)

Trump Win Sends Gold to Busiest-Ever Trading Day as Volume Jumps (Bloomberg.com)

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Gold Prices (LBMA AM)

10 Nov: USD 1,280.90, GBP 1,034.07 & EUR 1,175.48 per ounce
09 Nov: USD 1,304.55, GBP 1,050.42 & EUR 1,176.84 per ounce
08 Nov: USD 1,284.00, GBP 1,034.26 & EUR 1,162.02 per ounce
07 Nov: USD 1,286.80, GBP 1,036.13 & EUR 1,162.50 per ounce
04 Nov: USD 1,301.70, GBP 1,042.79 & EUR 1,172.57 per ounce
03 Nov: USD 1,293.00, GBP 1,040.61 & EUR 1,165.90 per ounce
02 Nov: USD 1,295.85, GBP 1,056.51 & EUR 1,169.76 per ounce

Silver Prices (LBMA)

10 Nov: USD 18.75, GBP 15.11 & EUR 17.20 per ounce
09 Nov: USD 18.81, GBP 15.12 & EUR 16.96 per ounce
08 Nov: USD 18.26, GBP 14.72 & EUR 16.54 per ounce
07 Nov: USD 18.22, GBP 14.67 & EUR 16.47 per ounce
04 Nov: USD 18.30, GBP 14.65 & EUR 16.48 per ounce
03 Nov: USD 18.07, GBP 14.50 & EUR 16.32 per ounce
02 Nov: USD 18.54, GBP 15.05 & EUR 16.70 per ounce


Recent Market Updates

– Trump Victory Sends Gold Surging 5%
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– Gold may be the only winner in US elections
– The London Gold Market – ripe for take-over by China?
– Diwali, Gold and India – Is Love Affair Over?
– Silver Krugerrands By South African Mint Coming Soon – Massive Clearance Sale on Gold Krugerrands
– Trump “Will Probably Win” and Gold “May Rise $100” Overnight – Rickards
– World Is Out of Weapons
– Gold Is The “Kardashian of Commodities” – Herbert & Keiser Interview Skoyles
– Value of Gold – Unlike Paper Currency Gold Maintained Value Throughout Ages
– Fed Risks Lehman Crisis As US Recession Storm Gathers
– Silver Eagle Demand ‘Returned with a Vengeance’

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What a bummer! Canadian mint employee is guilty of smuggling 138,000 dollars worth of gold in his rectum:

(courtesy CBC/GATA)

Canadian mint employee guilty of smuggling $138,000 of gold in rectum

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From the Canadian Broadcasting Co., Toronto
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada — A former Royal Canadian Mint employee has been found guilty of smuggling more than $100,000 worth of gold from the building on Sussex Drive — apparently in his rectum, an Ottawa judge ruled this morning.

Leston Lawrence “clearly had the opportunity” to steal the gold because he often worked alone and the security cameras would not have caught him slipping gold pucks into his pocket, Justice Peter Doody ruled. “His locker contained Vaseline and latex gloves, which could have been used to insert a puck into his rectum,” he ruled, adding that there were no cameras in the locker room. …

… For the remainder of the report:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-mint-gold-stolen-guilty-1.38…

 

 

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We brought you this story yesterday but it is worth repeating in case you missed it yesterday

(courtesy Chris Powell/GATA)

 

The big scandal isn’t government’s market rigging but news media’s ignoring it

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1:29p ET Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

As Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States became apparent last night, Dow futures collapsed as much as 800 points and gold rose more than $50. But by this afternoon the Dow was up about 1 percent and gold had fallen back to a gain of barely a dollar.

What calmed things down so much?

No one can be sure without gaining access to the trades undertaken surreptitiously by central banks in the last 12 hours or so, but the result was entirely predictable and indeed was predicted by your secretary/treasurer, among others, when GoldSeek asked for comment early this morning:

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1478703513.php

“In the morning,” your secretary/treasurer told GoldSeek, “the Fed, the Treasury, and the other Western central banks will still be operating in the currency, bond, commodity, stock, and, yes, the monetary metals markets. If he’s elected, Trump won’t be giving instructions to the Fed and Treasury until January, if he even has any idea by then of the market rigging the government does. If he ever finds out, he still would have to care about it before the possibility of change arose. He well could be talked out of caring.”

Similarly, GATA Chairman Bill Murphy linked the FBI’s abrupt re-vindication of Hillary Clinton last week with the U.S. administration’s desire to get the Dow back above 18,000 in advance of the election.

That governments intervene secretly in markets and are thereby destroying market economies and cheating investors everywhere isn’t even the big scandal anymore. The big scandal is that mainstream financial news organizations won’t report this intervention even as it becomes not just more obvious but spectacularly so.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
CPowell@GATA.org

 

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Good reason for gold to go down today:  long lines buying gold in this gold loving nation.  Overnight, the government made banknotes of 1,000 rupees and 2000 rupees overnight. The citizens figured it out quite fast as they line up to by the only real currency: gold.

(courtesy Bhandair/ActingMan com)

 

Gold Price Skyrockets In India After Currency Ban

Submitted by Jayant Bhandari via Acting-Man.com,

India’s Government Makes Banknotes Worthless by Decree Overnight

As I write this in the morning of 9th November 2016, there are huge lines forming outside gold shops in India — and gold traded heavily until late into the night yesterday. Depending on who you ask, the retail price of gold has gone up between 15% and 20% within the last 10 hours.

 

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Gold quotes in India – gold traded for as much as Rs 49,000 per 10 grams or US$ 2,294 per ounce

 

At some places, it was sold for as much as US$ 2,294 per ounce. That is, if you can actually find physical gold — gold inventories at stores are rapidly depleting. All of this happened well before the international price started to move up because of the election results coming out of the US.

Last night (8th November 2016), India’s government banned the use of Rs 500 (~$7.50) and Rs 1,000 ($15) banknotes. This pretty much made most currency-in-use illegal. Banks and ATMs are closed today. The government believes that doing this will help eradicate corruption and push counterfeit money out of circulation. According to the Indian government, the counterfeit money tends to come from Pakistan and helps finance terrorism.

My first instinct when I heard the news was that people would be on the streets this morning. There would be riots and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, would be unceremoniously thrown out. Despite being a huge critic of him, I thought he at least had the spine to take bold action, however erroneous it might have been.

I am sometimes too optimistic about India and expect too much goodness from Indians. And I was wrong.

In the morning no opposition against the government was in sight. But there was some animosity detectable between people. Forgetful that they had lined up until late into the night yesterday trying to get cash out of ATMs before midnight, had fought at gas-stations to get their gas tanks filled, and had suddenly been trapped with unusable currency, people exchanged congratulations on what Modi had done.

 

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi

 

What Modi had done — contrary to what I initially thought — wasn’t a bold move. It was a populist move, designed to please the 98% who do not save. While they are really driven by envy, these 98% are putting on a brave face, celebrating the alleged defeat of corruption. To them the fights of yesterday — at gas stations and elsewhere — and the loss of trust in their fellow citizens is merely collateral damage.

 

Fresh Avenues for Corruption Immediately Open Up

Those who find themselves stuck with high denomination bills today, must accept  as little as Rs 700 in usable currency for every Rs 1000 of banned currency.

At least theoretically, people can still use the otherwise banned bills at hospitals, gas stations, pharmaceutical shops, and train stations. As one would expect in India, these places have been converted into corrupt currency-exchange shops as of today. Some well-connected people are prepaying for their medical treatment.

But for most legitimate uses, none of these organizations are accepting the otherwise banned instruments. Why should they, when they can force customers to pay in the still-legal currency and then buy the banned instruments for Rs 700 for every Rs 1000 in face value, making a neat 43% extra profit without doing anything?

In India, a country not driven by morals or reason, almost everyone will exploit an opportunity to make an extra buck, however unethical it might be. Those who look deeper, understand that corruption in public life comes from ingrained corruption in India’s society and culture. If one had to make an effort to remove corruption this is where one should start.