by Theodore Butler
The price fireworks over the July 4 holiday, particularly in silver, were met with an outpouring of commentary and renewed interest. Not only have precious metals prices soared to levels not seen in a couple of years, it’s hard for me to recall a time with more input from different voices. It’s also hard to believe that it was only six months ago that gold and silver were locked in nearly the opposite situation. So the obvious questions are what happened and, more importantly, what is likely to occur from here?
I continue to believe that the main price driver for gold and silver was the historic positioning changes in COMEX futures over the past six months.