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Pimco Cuts Half Its Gold Exposure, Says US AAA Rating Could See A "Lot Of Stress" Within 3 Years

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Just headlines for now, but rather self-explanatory, or should we say self-contradictory.


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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:30 | 414623 LoneStarHog
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First, I had no idea that PimpCo had anything to do with gold...

Second, this headline makes no sense to me...

Third, F**K PimpCo!

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:32 | 414624 schoolsout
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Makes no sense to me, either.

USA credit rating drops and they are ditching gold?


edit....captcha  -22 minus ___ = -77

answer would be 55, correct?  Not according to CAPTCHA

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:34 | 414630 MsCreant
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Glad ya'll said something because I clicked over here to see if a comment might clue me in as to what is supposed to be apparent to others.

Edit: You needed the negative sign on 55.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:38 | 414645 mdwagner
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-22 - (-55) = +33, not -77

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:42 | 414662 LoneStarHog
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Only at ZeroHedge does traditional mathematics remain valid...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:53 | 414704 breezer1
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i was in an alaskan town once where half the population were prostitutes. the other half was the cook. so he sold half an oz. the headline was worth the loss.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:46 | 414883 Slash
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naw this makes sense. As we saw in 2008, when shit starts rolling over, leveraged positions will once again have to be liquidated, driving gold and commodities down and dollar up. I don't think gold will start rising substantially again until Benron's response to the crash begins....QE 2.0 and god know what other inflationary measures he would take.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:38 | 414648 schoolsout
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I don't think that is correct...


a minus -55 would be a plus 55



Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:42 | 414659 MsCreant
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That's funny. You were both very polite about that! Sorry for butting in.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:43 | 414667 chumbawamba
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The Captcha here has never worked right.  I only get it after I first login.  If it fails  I just keep hitting the submit button until it goes away, which it should after the first or second time after logging in.

But anyway, yeah, this is about as stupid a move as you can make.

Let's see, the country that backs the global fiat currency is about to implode, so let's sell all our gold!

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:53 | 414706 Hulk
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Same here, hitting submit a second time always works. Just goes to show that persistence pays

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 14:02 | 415039 DoChenRollingBearing
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Chumba & Hulk, two of my favorites.

When the Captcha asks for a minus answer that is two digits, it comes back with an error, but still posts my reply.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 14:11 | 415072 mrgneiss
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My CAPTCHA went away for a month after I donated to ZH...........but I'm sure it was just a coincidence......

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 15:45 | 415321 ColonelCooper
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And here you were, teaching algebra just last night.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:19 | 414794 Bananamerican
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What's the opposite of "talk your book"?

"Goldman your book"??

Some say Gold is an inflation hedge, some say a deflation (or uncertainty) hedge.

Some say Pimpco and Goldman are WHORES so why listen to ANYTHING they say?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:27 | 414817 DosZap
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And I thought it was me.....LOL

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 15:03 | 415219 RonnieHonduras
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Maybe they know the U.S. government plans on taxing all gold profits at 75%.  After all, those who have more loyalty to gold are really economic terrorists, are they not?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:10 | 414936 Calculated_Risk
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-22 minus ___ = -77

-22 -X = -77

-X = -77 +22

-X = -55

X = -55/-1

X= 55


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:43 | 414669 seventree
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Get with it folks, captcha has switched to "new math" (described in BLS textbook)

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:50 | 414693 schoolsout
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That makes sense...

ZH needs to come out with an "Obamulator" where, no matter the inputs, the output is always wrong.  (Doesn't necessarily need to be Obama related, as our problems go back further than the Messiah, but you get the drift)


Who's with me?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:56 | 414711 seventree
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Whether results are 'wrong' is subjective -- for the gov't results are what they need to be.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:00 | 414732 schoolsout
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That's kind of my point...that math isn't the math it used to be.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:06 | 414753 seventree
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- (-100)

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:16 | 414782 schoolsout
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That gave me a good chortle

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 15:47 | 415327 ColonelCooper
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Actually, if we had Obama math, wouldn't any answer always be right?  Being wrong is hard on self esteem, and we should ALL be winners in our new Hopey-Changey America.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:24 | 414808 BumpSkool
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You bet schools out ... been out for along time eh?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:36 | 414845 schoolsout
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:32 | 414837 HCSKnight
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Just remember that little fact when you read ZH.  I love the site, but it says something when such an obvious "little" factual detail is .... ignored.

And dont forgeet, the IP is located in Sweden....




Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:37 | 414969 taraxias
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I think what they meant to say is that they are ditching SHORTING gold.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:33 | 414629 Turd Ferguson
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Ditto, here.

AAA rating is going away so SELL GOLD. That makes sense.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:37 | 414642 luigi
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Maybe they are selling gold to sustain the dollar, otherwise the stress on the rating would come much sooner than within three years? :o)

No seriously: I can't understand either, AAA away "therefore" sell gold... ??

Anyway I expect "tension" on the triple A to come much sooner than later...

Just my 2cents.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:42 | 414664 Hansel
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They probably sold GLD so they can move into actual gold within 3 years... or something.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:56 | 414694 ZerOhead
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They bought two gold eagles last week and sold one this week. That way the can protect their remaining bond exposure with a cheap deflationist message to the markets... BTW... aren't they half in cash already or something?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:38 | 414644 Mad Max
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It makes sense if you're the Fed's handmaiden.

It might also make sense if you fundamentally have deep and abiding faith in fiatscos, believe that hyperinflation is a zero possibility, and therefore think that 8-10% interest rates on fiatscos will outperform gold price appreciation.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:40 | 414656 EscapeKey
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That's sort of ignoring secondary consequences, though. If the interest rate heads for 8-10%, either it would be caused by large scale inflation, or it would cause a virtual collapse (who can afford 8-10% interest rates, if your wages don't appreciate by this amount as well?)


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 14:26 | 415110 MachoMan
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As documented here many times, at those rates, the service charges on our debt would be insurmountable.  We would be posed with the decision to fish or cut bait.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:48 | 414687 luigi
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But then I must wonder if the handmaiden chicago-girl won her degree in a bingo-hall.

If interest rates are that high with this unemployment and prices start discounting these rates, economics will be your last problems since you'll have to recall all expeditionary forces to confront internal uprisings (provided you have still enough ressources to bring them back)...

By the way: something against people driving fiats? :oD

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:41 | 414868 tmosley
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I can only parse their logic by assuming they meant sell GLD rather than gold.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:37 | 414641 yabs
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don't get it surely thats good for gold

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:39 | 414650 AnAnonymous
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That is a nice teaser.

Will full text, all your questions are going to be answered.

Keep hitting F5!

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:41 | 414653 jkruffin
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28 day auction ugly as expected, high rate .03%,  and the median was at or below .01%


EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  In less than 2 wks , drops from .157% to .03%

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:45 | 414677 Turd Ferguson
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YES! I was just looking at this.

1 fucking basis point for a 28-day bill? Certainly looks like there is more than a little scared money out there.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:59 | 414723 jkruffin
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Indeed,  I have some 28 days coming due for automatic re-up that I got at .157 two weeks ago,and I just logged in to TD and canceled those re-ups, until something gives.  No way I am buying those dead horses. I will just leave it in C of I for now until the longer term yields get back up.  Not worth playing crooked stocks or treasuries at this point.  Both are being manipulated to the stars.  Pretty soon we will have to pay Timmy to lend him money.  WTF? 

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:40 | 414654 hedgeless_horseman
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Contradictions do not exist.  Check your premises, as one of them is wrong.  -JG

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:41 | 414657 unwashedmass
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the "trillions" in precious metals in afghanistan story fizzled today, PIMCO -- who IS the handmaiden of the Fed, and has never been known to BE a major gold player but again, Ben relies on the ignorance of the peasantry -- PIMCO says its cutting its gold exposures.

so terrifying that i see gold is now rising.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:43 | 414668 EscapeKey
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Yeah, despite this ridiculous rally going on, gold spot prices are only down 2% from their highs, and even up today.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:47 | 414683 Turd Ferguson
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Yes but keep in mind that $1250 will be defended at all costs. A strong move through there and it begins to really get away from them. 

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:52 | 414702 EscapeKey
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I wonder what JPM's short position would cost them if gold went to $1,300


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:56 | 414713 Turd Ferguson
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It will cost them everything when the world finally realizes that the ETF for which they are custodian is absolute bullshit and fake. They are the next BP.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:24 | 414809 schoolsout
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Yea, but I definitely wouldn't mind that clusterf&^k when it happens.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:31 | 414826 BumpSkool
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ahhh Turdy, my man? Read the prospectus. If a custodian renegs on his "obligations" he's liable for zip... and so is the (now bust) ETF. That's what makes these such great products.



“The Custodian’s selected sub custodians may appoint further sub cus- 

todians. These further sub custodians are not expected to have written 

custody agreements with the Custodian’s sub custodians that selected 

them. The lack of such written contracts could affect the recourse of the 

Trust and the Custodian against any sub custodian in the event a sub 

custodian does not use due care in the safekeeping of the Trust’s gold. 

See “Risk Factors”—The ability of the Trustee or the Custodian to 

take legal action against sub custodians may be limited...” 

– SPDR (ticker:GLD) ETF prospectus ...








Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:34 | 414840 BumpSkool
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What's more - you'll find that most of custodians, as they fall into the LBMA, have a different country of jurisdiction than the ETF itself. I hope you're ready to wait for your day in court .... it may take the rest of your life.

A note: If JPM falls foul of the law... the law will be changed. No One, but No One - messes with JPM. They make GS look like little street punks in comparison. JPM, on the other hand IS the US Treasury, make no doubt about it..

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:43 | 414666 Internet Tough Guy
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What is going on at Pimpco? First elarien goes Austrian and now weird incongruous headlines.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:38 | 414853 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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They must've opened up one of those medicinal marijuana shops near Pimpco's offices.

I do have to disagree with the loss of AAA status. We already know it's toast (just look at those treasury auctions), but you just can't write that down on a piece of paper. Because the psycho, nuke-wielding, yes-we-torture govt doesn't want to have the charade go away. I think if the ratings agencies did (correctly) mark the US down to some B grade, they'd be in trouble faster than you can say "Is that Xe at the door?"

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:46 | 414670 FranSix
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I dunno.  If Pimco thought of gold as less price sensitive and more yield sensitive, then they may wish to hold onto their gold for  longer.

The outlook for gold has to be that it will adjust its price to the 40-year inflation adjusted average, which in 2009 is calculated at $1673/oz. U.S. according to

Given the low yield environment for short term treasuries and any form of short term money, and the fact you can leverage up gold 100X without risk of failure, then banks and bond holders aught to be  looking at gold very, very seriously.

If debt to GDP grows to 200% or more in all countries, then that inflation-adjusted average calculated in 2009 will obviously have to be adjusted that much higher.  Throw into the mix a possible negative yields on either the repo or discount rate, you have Fekete-like price adjustment backwardation in the cards for gold.$GOLD&p=M&b=5&g=0&id=p29560442230&a=182333562&listNum=2&listNum=2


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:50 | 414691 jkruffin
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Is it possible that Pimco is now expecting massive inflation, and the seizure of gold again by the gov???? It happened before, and you can expect Bernancompoop and Gutnher to screw anyone in their way.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:41 | 414866 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Nah, I think they're just trying to talk gold down so the sheeple don't stampede the local coin shop. If Pimco owned gold, theirs wouldn't be the one getting confiscated. Only little schmucks who kept in their Fed member bank's safe deposit box.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:57 | 414916 Mako
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I don't think the writer there even knows what "inflation" is. 

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:44 | 414673 mdwagner
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PIMCO said the same about AAA rating over a year ago.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:46 | 414678 bugs_
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ZeroStress.  KING DOLLAR.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:48 | 414686 unwashedmass
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gold just broke 1231....adios JPM couldn't happen to nicer guys.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:05 | 414749 EscapeKey
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:36 | 414848 BumpSkool
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... if you think JPM is short Gold - you are misguided. They are very long.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:50 | 414696 unwashedmass
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gee....ya think gold might be breaking out cause the stock market is so fake now that ben has given the little people NO ALTERNATIVES?????????????????????????????????????

ya think? law of unintended consequences, bennie boy. You allow the low volume crap meltups and destroy the free market, the peasantry ain't as dumb as you need them to be.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:52 | 414701 Turd Ferguson
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:51 | 414699 trav7777
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So what, they sold a Krugerrand?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:53 | 414703 Ras Bongo
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It makes perfect sense.

Gold is about to be taken down because there is no inflation, but deflation.

QE2 will get kick started once the dead cat bounce is over.

Inflation will only start to be apparent afterwards, once the whole world realizes that USD is worth jackshit and liquidates US bonds.







Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:59 | 414727 luigi
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I think the whole world is already aware of the fact that USD is worth what you say: it's just that you think twice before liquidating en masse bonds of a Country with such a large thermonuclear arsenal... the only big difference between Greece and the US, btw.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:49 | 414893 tmosley
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That might stop a big nation like China (though they are unlikely to be phased by such threats), individuals certainly don't think of such things when changing their asset allocations.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:02 | 414736 MarketTruth
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There is no inflation? Over what time period because as i see it over the past two years there is indeed quite a bit of inflations IN THE REAL WORLD (read: not the gov numbers). Many goods and services costs are going up to the tune of 15%+, with some far higher. The problem with gov numbers is how they are calculated and how the gov changes this calculation method to best suit their own goals of making everything look 'better than expected'.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:05 | 414750 MsCreant
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This is a dog race that hasn't run yet. Folks are still placing bets. Right now, if you are the day trading type, there should be a massive unwind that sinks the price of most everything, and you have to decide if gold will be one of those things. The other contenders are the folks who believe that there will be a crisis of confidence sooner than the deflation drama can play out. Short term on gold you would have to decide if there are more of the first crew or the second crew and place your bets accordingly, ever shifting your bet as you think the public will shift their bets. 

In the end, long, Gold will always be the answer. I'll just hold. I am not smart enough and I can't handle the stress of trading it up and down.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:41 | 414865 DosZap
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I am of your opinion, sure it MAY go down like '08, but WHO knows?.

Even if it does, Inflation will be back so fast, we may not have a shot at regaining positions, esp physical. .

I am staying on this horse..........takes too long to build a position.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 14:12 | 415082 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ $1230 MsCreant.

I have a proven record as a lousy trader.

I just buy (as any money comes in) and hold physical Gold.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:53 | 414705 Kina
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Pimco want to buy some cheap gold? Are they copying the GS contrarian style?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:55 | 414708 hamurobby
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Risk on for short term, back to gold by the end of the year?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:59 | 414716 redrob25
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Did they sell gold or just sell Gold ETFs. The paper is a (likely worthless) derivative of the physical. Maybe the figured out ETFs are a scam and decided to get out early while the paper has some value.

Ras Bongo also has a good point. Maybe they realize the paper is just for trading and not holding, realize the gold price suppression is about to begin again in earnest, and are taking profits. They'll buy on the dip, and rinse - repeat.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:43 | 414871 DosZap
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I do not see Pimco, holding Physical period.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:57 | 414717 BGO
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Maybe Pimco needed some cash.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:57 | 414719 Threeggg
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El-Erian: It depends on what else you have in your portfolio. I can tell you that we had an allocation of gold in our multi-asset products, and we've halved it recently. We still think it makes some sense to have an allocation to gold, but not as much as we used to.



Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:58 | 414721 MarketTruth
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Seems to me there is a (more) concerted effort to down talk gold now. Ok, usually there is the 'normal' noise, yet now it seems they are turning up the jabber jawing volume. Face it, all they have left is jabber jawing as the buying with physical delivery demand is probably finally at a breaking point for the paper pushers. Agreed we have been hearing physical squeeze paper for years, yet have a feeling the time may have finally arrived where the ability to deliver physical is reaching critical mass. GLD was a nice paper cap to avoid physical, yet uptics in many countries buying physical may be causing the open market supply depletion. Call it paper gold death by a thousand blows.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:59 | 414725 lbrecken
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why are the dopes then buying treasuries?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:08 | 414760 jkruffin
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I was just about to ask the same thing.  Didn't Gross come out a few days ago and say they have been buying T's the past several weeks again? 

I'm looking at that, and what was said today, and I am wondering to myself "WTF"? 

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:00 | 414731 unwashedmass
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end of the year, laughing? are you watching the boyz HFT the market this morning? they are the people trading.....the peasant horde is not arriving to take the stocks off their hands at these ridiculous prices.....

what's more, this morning the online brokers are out with their figures, and they show that retail is openly leaving stocks.....their trade numbers are off 20-30%.....

so what? you're going to wait to get into gold for the end of the year? if you don't have it by the end of the month, you could be cooked.

this game is ending. there are cracks all over.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:02 | 414737 surfersd
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Market hated that news by Pimco. Gold decided to rally $12 . Still gold is rather toppy in hear. Maybe Bill Gross sold of his holdings waiting to buy during the next, sell-everything now washout. He needs to make sure he has enough gold around so he furnish his next add on of his $30 million Newport Beach mansion.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:09 | 414762 unwashedmass
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you have to wonder at what point the boyz will realize that the peasantry is not going to show up and buy the stocks they now own at the most ridiculous prices....

that's going to be a fun day...watching them HFT back and forth and try to dump the old hot potatoes on each other....


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:10 | 414765 monmick
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What is half of nothing?

I also tripled my exposure to BP this morning...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:23 | 414806 MsCreant
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You bought two more houses on the Gulf of Mexico to add to the one house you already had?

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:35 | 414842 monmick
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No. I had shrimps for breakfast and a double portion of red snapper for lunch...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:49 | 414892 bigdumbnugly
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nothing better than a double portion of red snapper for lunch.

otherwise known as the nooner special in some parts...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:16 | 414938 MsCreant
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Not if it is diseased, no afternoon delight there.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:31 | 414955 schoolsout
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red snapper now illegal to keep off SE coast...



edit....double entendre, tricked me.  My mind is always on fish.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:50 | 415006 bigdumbnugly
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won't even get into talking about the shrimps he had at breakfast.

to each his own...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:17 | 414939 MsCreant
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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:11 | 414770 unwashedmass
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cap't, capt!!! i'm givin' 'er all i can!!!!! and its going nowhere.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:13 | 414773 illyia
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Oh. So that's what ramped gold... at around noon...

That's why I was checking in.


Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:17 | 414783 Grifter
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Looks like Gold & Silver are having a "Viagra Moment" at present...

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:19 | 414792 Bankster T Cubed
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the "markets" are not worth thinking about anymore.   It doesn't matter what anyone does.   The banks and their whores in government have pushed us beyond the point of no return.  We are fucked no matter how we "play the(ir) markets"

every day is more absurd

because of what they've done

this condition does not lead to prosperity

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:31 | 414833 jkruffin
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Yep, best way to play, is not to pay!!!!  DON"T Pay on Anything!!!  Make them take you to court 3-4 yrs down the road, then don't show up, and all you get is a judgment.  Ow, don't hurt me LOL.  In the meantime, I will pocket all my earnings.  Credit score means squat when the crooks aren't lending anyway. In 7yrs you have a new clean credit report and it didn't cost you one red penny.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:52 | 414896 DosZap
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jk, Just make sure to pay your utilities......... Local Muni's, are not forgiving like the Unca.........I have read numerous accounts of people losing paid for homes, over unpaid utility bills. One lady, owed $3k, and they foreclosed, Sherriff came and evicted her. Lost it all. Many others, same thing, jail time......for non pmt of UTILITIES!!, stay there till they get the  funds!!.

Cities, are not playing.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:52 | 414903 ydderf1950
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i like your thinking

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:26 | 414814 firstdivision
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Selling gold and buying renminbis

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:27 | 414818 lawrence1
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"Man invented language in order to lie." But the lies are becoming less effective when it comes to their effort to

control gold.  Ignore the fiat

price-noise, only the number of ounces you have counts.
And fuck Pimco, Buffet and all the economist whores and thank Sinclaire, GATA, fofoa and others for their vision... and Tyler et al of course. v



Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:29 | 414828 ddtuttle
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PIMCO probably own paper gold, and made a nice return in the last few months.

There are predictions of a separation between physical gold and paper gold, maybe they're just avoiding that.  Besides, they didn't sell it all, just changed allocation.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:31 | 414832 Marc45
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Apparently PIMCO hasn't had any trouble finding buyers for their gold. :)

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:41 | 414867 bc0203
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PIMCO has a big boat to steer. To me, it sounds like they are steering towards shorter-maturity Treasuries and less gold for the time being.

As for their reasoning on Gold, who knows? Maybe they see a gold bubble coming, or figure that the BIS ultimately views currency transactions in term of SDRs, so the price/supply of gold may matter less than some want it to? They are a private entity and a market mover; it's their right to be a little poker-faced from time to time.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:51 | 414899 lawrence1
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Help!  The real issue is the proportion of gold to silver ownership to have.  I'm leaning to 60/40 favoring gold.  Any thoughts,

reading suggestions?  Thanks

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:54 | 414911 DosZap
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Sounds like a plan to me............depending on your Net worth, and the ratio of your holdings.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:15 | 414937 Barmaher
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After struggling with that question I decided upon 10:1 silver:gold by weight.  Over time I expect that the ratio of > 60:1 gold/silver price will move closer to the natural 17:1 ratio once the manipulation is stopped and the market takes over.   

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 14:23 | 415105 DoChenRollingBearing
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The wealthier you are the more inclined I would hold more gold (by value).  "Wealthy" of course is subjective.

Also, silver is historically cheap vs. gold, so if you want to add a speculative component to your holdings, yeah, OK, buy more silver.

So, like the above posters replied, depends on your circumstances.  The fact that you are buying BOTH though means you are 90% there.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:54 | 414909 Deflationburger...
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given recent history, whatever you are doing, you probably dont want to be on the other side of the trade with PIMCO.  Just sayin..........

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:55 | 414914 Pooh-Bah
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Paper is Pimco's game. It must be getting scary.

Tue, 06/15/2010 - 13:51 | 415013 Anarchist
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Paper or physical? Anyone know?

The vast majority of people have been caught in a deflationary spiral for three years. Their house and investmenst have taken a large hit. We will see more deflation before inflation takes hold.

Of course if your wealth takes a hit, you could argue it is inflation since you have to give a bigger percentage of your wealth for the same goods. 

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