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by Harvey Organ
Harvey Organ’s Blog
At the gold comex today, we had a poor delivery day, registering 1 notice for 100 ounces and for silver we had 8 notices for 40,000 oz for the active March delivery month.
Several months ago the comex had 303 tonnes of total gold. Today, the total inventory rests at 211.83 tonnes for a loss of 91 tonnes over that period.
In silver, the open interest fell by only 892 contracts down to 168,235 with silver down by 9 cents yesterday. In ounces, the OI is still represented by .841 billion oz or 120% of annual global silver production (ex Russia ex China).
In silver we had 40 notices served upon for 200,000 oz.