by David Kranzler
Investment Research Dynamics
An article from Bloomberg was published 2 days ago which alleged that “New York Gold Traders Drown in Glut…” The Comex is now reporting there’s 26 million ozs of gold in Comex vaults, 17 million of which is in the “eligible” account. This is up from 9 million total ozs at the end of March, 5.5 million of which was “eligible.”
I find it amusing that the mainstream media swallows the Comex data reports without fact-checking or insisting on an independent audit of the bars. Ronan Manly of Bullionstar published a research piece in which he dug up a letter from the CME to the CFTC which stated that the CME believes the deliverable supply of “eligible” is 50% of the reported number. That’s if we take the CME’s estimate prima facie.