Why all this interest in the long side of natural gas? Because the hedge funds realize that we are crossing that historic turning point in this market where demand growth expectations will start to outstrip production increases.
The reverse in the euro caused a reversal in oil and to be honest, it was due for a sell off. The technical picture is playing out as we expected with the bottom in December to the top near $97 and now a target of $91.
So, the iShares Silver Trust just added 572 metric tons of physical silver to its portfolio, which, according to one report, brings its gross holdings of the precious metal above 10,000 tons. This is a completely legitimate investment under U.S. law.