London Trader – 40+ Tons of Physical Gold Acquired Yesterday
March 7, 2012
With many global investors still concerned about the price of gold and silver, today King World News interviewed the “London Trader” to get his take on these markets. Here is what the source had to say: “Yesterday when we dropped through $1,700, you would not believe the amount of physical tonnage orders that filled. US centric traders tend to concentrate on the COMEX, but the real market is made in London.”
The London Trader continues:
“The commercials have been covering their short positions and the local traders are all short at this point. All of the guys who were long and vulnerable at the highs, are now short and vulnerable and this exactly what we need to make a bottom.
These momentum traders ran into a very large sovereign order near the $1,680 area. When gold broke through $1,680 there were layered physical orders. Over 40 tons of physical gold were filled below $1,680….
“These physical orders increase exponentially in size going all the way down to $1,650. The bullion banks know that these orders are down there, but obviously it’s all about where the lines cross. So, as I said, these bullion banks are covering like crazy right now.
These high frequency traders and locals are so lopsided short at this point that they are just being used by the commercials. So, not only are the commercials heavily covering short positions, but the actual amount of paper tonnage that was converted to actual physical on that dip yesterday is significant.
Some of it, no doubt, is to pay for some of the leases that were underwater from the bullion banks. A big chunk of it though, is physical metal that is going to disappear to Eastern vaults.