by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:
“The information in this report is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. disclaims all liability whatsoever with regard to its accuracy or completeness. This report is produced for information purposes only.” – disclaimer now posted on the Comex gold and silver daily warehouse stock report as of Monday, June 3, 2013 – Investment Research Dynamics – June 4, 2013
Yesterday I published an article detailing the Comex gold futures to deliverable physical gold ratio that is now north of 200:1. But an erudite colleague of mine, John Titus of “Best Evidence,” correctly pointed out that: “They are probably bluffing. In other words, the real number is significantly higher than 200:1.”
For the record, John does more thorough research on the economic numbers and reports that he studies than anyone I’ve ever come across. And he does it with the trained analytic eye of a seasoned patent litigation attorney.
Let’s put everything in perspective. The numerical reports from which fancy graphs and and dry detailed data presentations are created originate from the Too Big To Fail Banks. I’ve said for quite some time that IF the bullion banks who control the Comex and the LBMA are submitting honest data reports for the Comex and LBMA, it would be the only business line in which they do not hide the truth and report fraudulent numbers. What is the probability of that?
JP Morgan was recently caught stuffing proprietary Comex futures short-sell trades into the “Managed Money” account category of the COT report. The CFTC scolded JPM and slapped them with a whopping $650,000 – LINK. Does anyone really believe that the CFTC wrist-slapping corrected any fraudulent data reporting by the likes of JP Morgan? Really?
Put your “think like a criminal hat” on for a moment. You know that the people who care about this sort of thing already know that the there’s a paper vs. physical problem in the market. So just show them a number that they’ll buy into and that will be “the number.” Most analysts will accept that number at face value and use that in their articles and blog posts. That number then becomes accepted in goldbug circles as the “real” number.
But the truth of the matter is that they are more than likely reporting numbers they want us to see, not the real numbers. For instance, the silver market is now seizing up from lack of supply. Please see this report from Greg Hunter and David Morgan if you are still skeptical: Retail Silver Has Seized Up.
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