Gold Commercial Short Positions Hit All Time High, As Gold Spike Protection Team Keeps Very Busy

Friday, May 14, 2010
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

In addition to the EUR data in today’s CFTC Commitment of Traders report, another data point that caught our eye is the record exposure in outright commercial shorts in gold: this week they hit an all time high of 450,950. It appears that last week the desire to suppress any gold breakouts was at historic highs, even as net commercial exposure hit a 2010 low of -282.6, just slightly higher than that seen in the second week of January. If even with this massive onslaught to keep gold low by the LBMA, the precious metal managed to nearly hit $1,250 today, what will happen to gold when the 450k commercial positions are forced to cover?

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