Gold and silver had a nice rally today, that was fairly obviously the snapping shut of the jaws on a metals bear trap.
There was intraday commentary about this here.
There were no deliveries of gold at The Bucket Shop, and no movement of gold in their domestic warehouses. There was the usual chunk of bullion delivered out of the Brink's warehouse in Hong Kong, more than all the registered for delivery gold in New York in a single day.
Do you get the feeling that gold bullion is under a kind of informal lockdown in the New York market? I can see why one might think so.
There was a bit more action in silver deliveries this month, thanks in most part to CNT which is using their warehouse to handle their wholesale business. However, yesterday there was only the usual slow leakage of silver bullion out of the other warehouses. JPM is still sitting on a sizable hoard.
The dollar gained back a little bit of the enormous hit it took yesterday in the DX index. That seemed counter-intuitive to some, since it was on the day when the Lady Yellen indicated the strong bias to raising interest rates, as opposed to Draghi and the ECB who cut, and are pledged to do 'whatever it takes.'
Let's see if gold and silver can turn this thing around and follow through next week.
And for everyone, have a wonderful weekend. Winter is coming, but with it the holidays of light to the world, and a hope that we will be sustained beyond our expectations, and that all things will be made new.
And in proper respect for the holidays, and for all the tender mercies which we have received and perhaps already forgotten, please remember the poor and the unfortunate, who may rarely take a holiday from the hardness and desperation of their lives. Be a light to them, as you would have the Lord be a hope and a light to you.
See you Sunday evening.