Saturday, January 18, 2014

COMEX Is Almost Out Of Gold

From BNN via Zerohedge:

Pointing to recent Comex futures data, Knippa says there may not be enough gold to go around if everyone with a futures contract insists on taking delivery of physical bullion. He believes gold shot through $1,900 in 2011 before plunging last year because of an explosion in the amount of gold futures contracts – setting up separate markets for “real” and “paper” gold.
“Maybe the reason gold prices went up is an expansion of that multiple of the amount of paper gold versus real gold,” Knippa tells BNN. “So maybe the market has come back down as the people who are holding the paper gold start to liquidate it.”
“But the underlying story here is that the people acquiring physical gold appear to be continuing to do that. And that’s what I think is important,” Knippa adds, noting large investors like hedge fund manager Kyle Bass are taking delivery of the gold they're buying.
Knippa points out it could take just a few people to ask for delivery of physical gold to put the Comex into default. Were this to happen, it would become clear to the world that the Comex is a "paper only" market.

You can watch the entire 7 minute video here.


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