In the Disaggregated COT this past week we see Producers adding slightly to their net short positions at -135,680 contracts. Swap Dealers dropped their net shorts from the previous week to the point that they are now slightly net long at 82 contracts and Managed Money had a slight drop of their net longs now at 74,645 contracts.
If you invest or trade in GLD and follow its hard gold holdings, you know that late summer, early fall of 2011 GLD had gold holdings of 1,290.76 tonnes. Current holding of the precious metal is at 1,270.26 tonnes. It got rid of 20.5 tonnes of gold from its holdings.
Keep a very sharp eye on Swap Dealer positioning. This will help you catch the next major ride up.
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