Scotia-Mocatta Sells Out Of 1 Kilo Silver Bars

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Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:00 | 900711 Turd Ferguson
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Yes, by all means, sell all your silver and your silver mining shares. It is in a bubble.

sarc <on>

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:05 | 900717 goldmiddelfinger
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They sold out of bulllion, not shares turdy for the purdy. Will you turd, fight Bernake when he turns off QE?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:12 | 900751 Quintus
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'When he turns off QE'? That's funny. The day Ben stops buying $75 billion of treasury debt each month at ludicrous yields I'll step in and buy it myself. Hell, nobody else will.

I think my money's safe though. QE will continue because it must. There's no other way to fund Trillion dollar deficits in perpetuity.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:18 | 901702 Malcolm Tucker
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Algeria might be the next domino to fall because of Bernanke and company. Here are videos of the riots and even the hacking group Anonymous is getting in on the action!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:20 | 901705 Bob Sponge
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....until the world abandons the dollar and all the dollars held in foreign banks come back to the US resulting in hyperfuckingcrazyinflation.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:59 | 901752 Campagnolo
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that's why the Turd is right about focus primarily on dollar behavior and the meantime "they" can manipulate gold and silver all they want..until countries start selling dollars, which, from the chart I can see is happening right now.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:50 | 900883 johnnymustardseed
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They will not be able to turn off QE, they are going to have to bail out states and the muni market next.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:22 | 901036 downwiththebanks
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You mean, of course, paying off the states bailed out creditors.

The people get screwed either way.  

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:27 | 901271 satansanus
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the muni mess was cleaned up quietly already,

not dragged through idiotic ravings of hank paulson and ben bernanke like the stock market crash,

munis will not and did not destroy the economy.

There are invisible elephants who love the USA

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:15 | 901697 walküre
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cleaned up?

what are you smoking?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:11 | 900993 ZEITGEIST
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will you go live with Johhny Bravo once you realize what a moron you are ???? Lots of room left in the trailer park....with food stamps to go..yes..the Russians and Chinese are buying...because ????? They believe in the jewelry market..stupidity like yours is hard to come by.......

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:45 | 901131 fiddler_on_the_roof
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During 2004 to 2007, even when FED raised rates Gold went up , actually doubled because monetary base was still expanding then.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 23:25 | 901465 I think I need ...
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yeah and volcker had to raise rates 18 fold finally to tame the lion. Its coming i can feel it. Whether they front run everyone and do it overnight or let the markets take care of business.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 09:16 | 902133 JonNadler
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32 junks for Middlefinger LOL


Jamie will not be pleased about this

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:05 | 902476 Hephasteus
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33 junks. I think his performance review is going to be problematic.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:13 | 900747 Math Man
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If you had a business, and the product you were selling was falling in price every day, would you buy more inventory?

I woudn't.  I'd tell people there was a 'shortage' and wait until the price stabalized before restocking.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:25 | 900797 Bigger Dickus
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They are hedged. Got it? Hedged!

Their business does not work the way you think.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:56 | 900909 Math Man
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You mean they've been shorting?

This is an interesting dilema.  Either:

A) PM dealer's are not buying inventory and inventing a 'shortage'


B) PM dealer's are manipulating the price lower by shorting


C) both

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:04 | 900951 Bigger Dickus
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For every kilo of silver in inventory, they are short a kilo in the paper market. Their profit is the spread. It's as simple as that.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:39 | 901311 h3m1ngw4y
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i think its futile he doesnt get the idea. lucky he isnt a bullion dealer, he would be long bancrupt leaving a lot of distressed buyers ;-)

i think someone there has done his "math"

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:50 | 900885 SheepDog-One
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But the price for delivery of physical is hardly dropping at all, paper silver is though. Numbers on a screen are 1 thing, go in and buy that silver and see what the price really is.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:51 | 901150 GoinFawr
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You'd better not be implying retail is a more realistic price discovery mechanism... Bite your tongue sir!

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:25 | 900800 Spalding_Smailes
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Stopped by the blog today.

So you now use the heavy hand of censorship if someone brings up your on again off again love affair with charts. Use them only if they support your thesis.

The guy was calling a top using charts geez' ....And you went off on him for posting links to his blog- But you posted your blog link 100 times now on ZH and I bet other " high traffic " blog's -


If gold breaks 1,320 its " lights out "... Not much support after that.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:28 | 900808 JLee2027
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It's Turd's blog, and his house and there an issue with this?

My house has rules too...don't come in and shit on the floor that I clean.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:33 | 900830 Spalding_Smailes
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I guess Turd should be happy Tyler does not run ZH like his blog ....

After hundreds of blog spams ............geez'

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:03 | 900949 JLee2027
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Oh come on. His house, his rules. What about that don't you understand? You have no say in the matter.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:18 | 901241 Idiot Savant
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Don't worry, Turd is going to banish himself. If gold isn't at $1600.00 by 6/15/11, he will leave ZH forever, never to return.  (his call)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:37 | 900841 Hephasteus
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Oh im postive it will break 1320 and probably run down to 1288. I mean when you get desperate you gotta go all in. Full retard.

Comex is busted. Just like the other london gold pool that preceded it.

Keep eating nice big lunches. We want a good vomit and piss your pants show.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:04 | 900953 JLee2027
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Full crook! I love it.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:52 | 900889 SheepDog-One
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Im sure youre right Spalding, its over for PM's, as Russia and China go all-out increasing 10X their purchases. Gee youre real smart.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 07:34 | 901976 grey7beard
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>> If gold breaks 1,320 its " lights out "... Not much support after that.


I think most folks without an agenda would acknowledge $1,280 as pretty well establised trend line support.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:55 | 901025 Threeggg
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With the way they are hitting Gold and Silver tonight you would think options expiry and a delivery month was upon us !!!!

Wait !

Expiry is this Wednesday the 26th of JAN 2011 and the next delivery month is February 2011 !!

Oh, I see why the pressure !!!


This game is getting old !

Load the truck on Wednesday !!!!

BTFD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:17 | 901193 GoinFawr
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Once again 3G's has it pinned down and squirming.

'They've' done all they can to create a perfect storm:

All the egregious shenanigans with the margin hikes, plus the complete and utter capitulation of the CFTC, add to that a non delivery OP EX... sheesh, I'd wager 'They're' pissed that Au is still over 1200 bitz and bytes of FRN's and silver over 20 of the same.

Business as usual gentlemen.  Not exactly subtle. It'll last just as long as it has every other time too: ie Not very. The only bit of real cleverness 'they've' thrown into the mix this time around is allowing the dollar to take a good *monkey-hammering simultaneously (speaking of bearish looking charts...)which is likely to turn out to be 'their' biggest mistake in a long time.

As we say where I come from on non delivery op ex: C-U-Next-Tuesday


* smailes'.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 18:28 | 904226 DeltaFunctionToronto
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Well said.

What many are missing by overemphasizing technical levels is that major trend changes are underway in a host of currencies.

This ends one way, and it is far too obvious to those who have been in this market since 2001.

Rule #1: The speculative public always gets fried - both on the way down, and on the way up.

They chase technical charts, and ignore long-term secular trends.

Rule #2: Major moves require major washouts prior to their advent.

Sentiment must play ping-pong to establish that critical imbalance in buyers and sellers to thrust prices higher.

This gold bull market will be regarded as the greatest bull market in history, and thus complacency will likely afford anyone who does not take it seriously a horn through the chest. A very steep, upward sloping horn with 12 000 written all over it.



Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:09 | 901448 GoinFawr
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Deja Vu!

Hey Turd,  could this actually be July 29,2010 all over again? Sure looks like it:

...only bigger.

Even the USD action synchs up:


Jesse Agrees. Check the charts.
"This intermediate gold top and correction bears a striking resemblance to the May - August 2010 top and correction just prior to gold's amazing breakout rally.

I think the next four weeks are going to be quite interesting in a number of dimensions, and through the chill of winter, a portent of Spring is in the air."


Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:07 | 900734 goldmiddelfinger
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Supply is plentiful despite ZH misdirection pump.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:11 | 900748 Tyler Durden
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Misdirection? Please provide us with your best offer on the Valcambi one kilo bar...

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:17 | 900768 tmosley
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He's a drive by troll.  He sprays one-liners in every direction against anyone who he disagrees with, but never actually contributes anything.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:19 | 900775 goldmiddelfinger
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Why not stand by what your headline implies?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:19 | 900779 Tyler Durden
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"Scotia-Mocatta Sells Out Of 1 Kilo Silver Bars"

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:34 | 900833 schrock
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Dude do you realize how stupid you look right now? Just shut up before your whole leg ends up in your mouth.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 20:51 | 900871 Spalding_Smailes
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United States Mint American Silver Eagle bullion coins shattered their old annual sales record by nearly 6 million coins. Silver Eagles reached sales of 34,662,500 in 2010, capping their third straight annual gain.

December sales were sluggish — the slowest in 2010, but previous months were mostly on fire and a new annual sales record was already assured following an all-time monthly high of 4.26 million inNovember 2010.

The following table provides US Mint sales figures for each month:


" Returning to annual numbers, the chart below highlights how demand for the one-ounce, .999 fine silver coins has jumped since 2008 when annual sales hit 19.58 million from the previous 9.88 million in 2007. The year 2009 held the prior annual record at 28.76 million."

From 10,000 to 40,000    --- Bubble ?


Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:34 | 901087 Bay of Pigs
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Record sales again this month means a "bubble"? Why is the price dropping then? Please explain the shortages? Your "logic" if it can be called that, is sorely lacking. Amazingly stupid.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:58 | 901375 Math Man
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Record sales mean there are no shortages.

If you don't have the product, how can you sell it?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 23:10 | 901416 Bay of Pigs
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Other than waiting weeks or months for those deliveries to show up? Yeah, okay Nadler.

Why is the price dropping with HUGE physical demand? You guys never answer that question.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 23:18 | 901440 Spalding_Smailes
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Mornings around here are fragrant: We all wake up to smell the coffee brewing. There's something brewing in the gold market, though, that might not be so pleasant.

Lease rates in the London bullion market have risen precipitously. Well, it's not so much that lease rates are rising - they're pretty cheap compared with their year-ago levels - it's more that forward rates are at historic lows.



Forward rates determine the pricing of bullion transactions in the over-the-counter market. A decline in forward rates implies one of two things: There's either a scarcity of metal available for swap or lease transactions, or there's heavy forward selling.



So, which is it? Well, we can gather some clues from the COMEX market. The latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show commercial accounts engaging in heavy selling and long liquidation. To boot, money managers have built their largest short position since August 2009 (and, if you're a contrarian, small speculators have taken up their strongest long position in a year and a half).

Given all that, the aroma wafting from the gold market seems to be a harbinger of a sell-off. Technically, gold's stalled now. Key support for the February COMEX contract sits at $1,120 after bulls backed off from a test of the halfway point for the contract's December swoon. A close below that level makes the sell-off case.

If February's price closes below the $1,111 level, the December low at $1,075 then becomes the bears' target.

No guarantees, of course, but at that point, bulls will have to consider how much they're in love with a four-figure gold price. How's that smell?

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 23:26 | 901469 Bay of Pigs
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Do you have one original thought in that ten cent head of yours, or is it all just cut n paste propaganda? 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 01:00 | 901674 JLee2027
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Why is the price dropping with HUGE physical demand? You guys never answer that question.

The paper price has dropped.  Paper, paper, paper. Let it go to zero, who cares. Hold physical and you win.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 07:50 | 901984 grey7beard
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>> The paper price has dropped.  Paper, paper, paper. Let it go to zero, who cares.


I see this sentiment quite often.  I was under the impression when one bought physical the purchase price was determined by the paper price.  If I call Tulving to order gold coins I'm going to get a spot plus price.  There has been no disconnect in paper/physical pricing.



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