For the week ending July 24th there were 73.289 tonnes of gold bullion withdrawn from the Shanghai Exchange into China.
That is about 2,356,296 troy ounces in one week.
I have included the most recent statistics from the Comex Gold Warehouses below. There are currently 351,519 ounces of gold available for delivery at these prices there for the month of August.
Nine out of ten Americans will notice that in terms of technical analysis this is 'a lot less.'
But as the very serious people like to point out, the Comex is not really 'a physical exchange.' Yep.
And as you may have seen in the posting from earlier today showing the sea change in leverage over even the past ten years there, it is seemingly getting a lot less physical all the time, even compared to just five or six years ago. Winning...
Even the US Mint seems to be getting in on the act. The mint sold 202,000 ounces of gold in the form of coins for the month of July, one of its largest monthly sales totals in several years.
That's a lot of pet rocks.
Do the math. I wonder where the poor, deluded ignoramuses who obviously do not understand finance are getting all that money to spend on such worthless trifles. Does the US Mint take food stamps?
While they last.
This chart is from the date wrangler Nick Laird at sharelynx.com.