Gold, & Silver Jump As Citi Sells All USD Positions Fearing "Squeeze"

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UPDATE: Every dip is to be bought...


After a week of punishment, precious metals are kneejerking higher this morning on the heels of a Citi FX note explaining they are cutting all USD longs - "This is an opportunistic exit as we feel we may be due for a squeeze of USD long positions similar to what happened at this point in the cycle last year." The USD Index is sliding quickly and Treasury yields inched higher (but remain -1.5bps despite equity strength).


As Citi notes,

US assets have significantly outperformed overall, with the US MSCI index outperforming all its G10 counterparts, while US fixed income outperformed all but European bonds (EUR-, GBP- and SEK-denominated).


Therefore the notional on currency hedges should be increased proportionately more on US assets, which may be USD negative.



Signals are between half and one historical standard deviation.


The USD Index is slding..


and PMs are moving higher...


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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:33 | 5139852 ilion
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Would appreciate some USD weakness to take my overnight EUR/USD and GBP/USD long positions to the heaven.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:49 | 5139920 Headbanger
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You call that a big move tylers???

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:50 | 5139930 gmrpeabody
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Gold up , dollar down... oh, wait.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:57 | 5139951 Squid-puppets a...
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YAWN.... Ive seen looser trading ranges i a straight jacket

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:05 | 5140284 BaBaBouy
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The BULLSHIT Manip Of GOLD Goes On...

The Main Support For USD Strength Is The Paper Selldown Of GOLD.

This STORY Is Getting Very Very Very OLD...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:07 | 5139981 Bokkenrijder
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Wow! Stop the press: gold is up $2-3!! Poof, aaaaaaannnnnd it's gone!

Just like CNBC has stock to sell, ZH has gold to sell.

Stop flogging a dead horse!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140092 Cpl Hicks
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Just saying.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:53 | 5140229 Bokkenrijder
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I guess Gold and Silver just un-jumped again. Or is it de-jumped?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:30 | 5139856 thatthingcanfly
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Wake me up when gold is north of $1900.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:32 | 5139866 RattNRoll
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1400.00 would get me excited even.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:40 | 5139896 J S Bach
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Gold blips upward 1 point and it's a noteworthy "jump" on ZH.  Let's see... that's less than 1-tenth of 1 percent.  Why do I even bite on these articles that Tyler posts?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:45 | 5139911 GetZeeGold
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Gold is the most managed substance on this gotta be crazy to try and predict that.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:53 | 5139946 kliguy38
kliguy38's picture bout silver? now THAT is managed

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:01 | 5139972 J S Bach
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I think most of us click on these posts because we subliminally know that the "Trending Articles & Offers" just below the stories always have chicks with big tits, deformed piglets or old geezers doing push-ups.  Now that's entertainment.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:21 | 5140358 Ozy_mandias
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I only come for the comments. And to up vote people who think like me. Makes me feel special.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:52 | 5139940 Ivanovich
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It has become rather sensationalist, hasn't it.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:12 | 5139999 lunaticfringe
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Wake me up when gold is north of $1900.

I'm not sure I'll be around in 20 years.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:31 | 5140089 Bokkenrijder
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Yes, that will be the day that all those goldbugs here will exclaim en mass: "See! We told you gold would go up! The recovery of the gold price is just around the corner, if you look real close you can even see some green shoots! Any minute now..."

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:30 | 5139857 El Hosel
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:30 | 5139859 Dr. Engali
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I really prefer that gold and silver get knocked down further. but, that's just me, I'm a tightwad who likes to get moar for his fiat.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:34 | 5139870 nightshiftsucks
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Buying a little at a time,waiting for this shit show to blow up but in the end the longer it goes on the better off i am.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:34 | 5139871 remain calm
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hurry up, CB won't be able to keep prices low much longer.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:13 | 5140007 lunaticfringe
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Dr. Tightwad to the coin shop. Stat.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:32 | 5139864 Lionhearted
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Dang! And I did'nt BTFD.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:34 | 5139869 Talleyrand
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Yeah, hell of a jump.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:34 | 5139880 aleph0
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$1270 - $1280 is hardly a jump .

All within "normal manipulation parameters"

A Jumps is +$200 ... anything else just the usual manipualtion.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:38 | 5139892 Cattender
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the paper motherfuckers are running the show.. pump and dump.. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:27 | 5140071 GetZeeGold
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$1270 - $1280 is hardly a jump


Thank you Captain Obvious.....anything else?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:52 | 5139937 Mi Naem
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Hyperbolic rhetoric seems required of Tyler's typists. 

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:55 | 5139948 foxenburg
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@aleph0. And it seems to find it much easier to jump down 200 than jump up 200.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:13 | 5140011 aleph0
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"jump down 200 " .. also within "Normal Manipualtion Parameters"

CNBS is quick to cheer AAPL rising 10% .... or even  8,750% ( 8$ - 700$ pre split )

But if Gold even dares to move +2% ... it gets a hammering.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:37 | 5139886 Sudden Debt
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This is what it takes to bring silver up 10 cents...

and a fart can push it down 2 dollars in a week...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:38 | 5139890 buzzsaw99
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hear C roar with those massive positions. bug lulz

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:43 | 5139902 Hongcha
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I see Au down $2 on the session and Ag up $.03.  I too am hoping for a washout and new lows, particularly silver.  I expect to see it by end of the month.  One star for this timewaster.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:56 | 5139903 ebworthen
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Ah yes, the cycles, the rotation, the slosh, the 1% "corrections", the non-stop ramp of cotton candy equities.

Quick, somebody sell some paper gold to crush tangible Gold, sell transports and buy tech., sell biotech and buy retail, sell utilities and buy crude.

Now have a central banker jawbone markets with the possibility of selling our kids down the river further with another $1 Trillion of debt for the money-changers.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:35 | 5140109 Cpl Hicks
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You heard all that on Mad Money last week, right?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:43 | 5139906 SlipStitchPass
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I am getting close to admitting defeat. When the metals make there final move to balance the currency/debt/derivatives it will be too late unless you have left the USSA.

I wonder who is going to want to go to war for these bankers because that is where we are headed.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:47 | 5139915 ebworthen
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This grammar nazi is close to admitting defeat on "their" versus "there".


There = "over there" or "here" with a "t".

Their = "their car" or "heir" with a "t".

When metals make their final move to balance the ponzi is when their purchase or sale will be outlawed and .gov will get rid of paper/coin currency and move to 100% digital so it can all be captured.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:50 | 5139929 Mi Naem
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Nazi is capitalized.  They're, i fixed it for ya. 


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:32 | 5140098 ebworthen
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Zing!  You got me.  Good work.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:49 | 5139921 El Hosel
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The Fed dumps trillions of dollars into the rigged "System" for several years... That would be bullish for metals boys and girls, only on problem.


Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:49 | 5139925 Bioscale
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Who? > 200 mil of bravely brainwashed US citizens who have no clue how the world works outside of their county.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:45 | 5139913 Chupacabra-322
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Ah yes. The orchestrated incremental collapse. Death by a thousand paper cuts.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:52 | 5139933 jharry
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You're spot on aleph0.  Nothing will change until the winner of this banker led money war is decided. 

In a war there are no rules.  Warrior bankers are not held to account for their deeds (for the most part).

How long will it last?  That's the 2 quadrillion dollar question.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:52 | 5139935 LawsofPhysics
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And treasuries continue to be bought...




Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:55 | 5139949 Byte Me
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Utter. Durden. Bullshit.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:57 | 5139952 Seasmoke
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Really , where ?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:01 | 5139966 Billy Sol Estes
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Gold up $3!!!

Time to post an article!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:18 | 5139973 agent default
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And then slapped back down again...

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:04 | 5139978 Infinite QE
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Gold is still missing a zero at the end of its price.

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