28 January 2013

Much Ado About Lease Rates - FOMC and Option Expiration

Here is the update from the LBMA on the Gold Forwards.

It shows little change, and even a slight increase today Monday.

The LBMA do not update LIBOR in real time, but do so with a lag. 

I did not see anything untoward in the LIBOR rates on another site, so I suspect that Kitco will be revising their charts sometime.

The only negative I see for gold is that this is an FOMC week.  And of course today is the February Option Expiration on the Comex.
The expiration date for the February 2013 options contract for Copper Option (HX), Gold Option (OG), and Silver Option (SO) is Monday, January 28, 2013.

I would not mind hearing an explanation for those Kitco gold lease prices chart from either Kitco or Sharefin.