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Here are a few charts from Sharelynx Gold regarding precious metal derivative holdings. The charts are as September 30, the latest data available. Click on any chart for sharper image.
OCC Gold Derivatives All Maturities
OCC Silver, Palladium, Platinum Derivatives All Maturities
Aggregate Precious Metal Derivatives
Some will point to these charts as "proof" of manipulation. I suggest it is proof of "possible" manipulation.
Is there manipulation? Of course there is. But there is no evidence to prove it is in one direction only, or that central banks are behind it all, as some maintain.
For further discussion, please see Gold Manipulation: Is it Illegal? Risk Free? What About JP Morgan?
As always, views expressed regarding charts created by others, are mine.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock