Gold: I've had a busy morning reconciling data from the CFTC website with that which I download from Bloomberg to ensure that that I’m using the right information in our charts and research. (1/3)
Gold: The reason I did this was that someone, who I respect, told me that my recent charts, shown below were wrong. After a few hours of work, I’m happy to confirm that I have the same data as is available from the CFTC website. (2/3)
Gold: Although this could have been viewed as a waste of time, it does no harm to spend some time checking the integrity of important data and I’m glad it turned out that there was no problem in my spreadsheet #nerd #DataGeek. (3/3)

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Sep 18, 2018
Gold: The COTR for #gold was released Friday, as usual, but I was away from the office yesterday and didn't get a chance to update spreadsheets: I need not have worried as its almost unchanged.

Managed Money remains net short gold, reduced by 0.75moz to 7.1 moz

1/4
Gold: Gross #gold longs were down 0.16moz to 10.4moz, continuing to bounce roughly around the base level seen over the past six or seven years

2/4
Gold: While Gross #gold shorts fell by 0.91moz to 17.5 million ounces, just shy of the highs seen since this data was available (2006).

3/4
Read 5 tweets
Sep 14, 2018
Gold: Tomorrow marks the 10-year anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers and, consequently, economists, market commentators and journalists have been rolling out their thoughts on both the financial crisis and the subsequent decade.

1/14
Gold: How did #gold fare through the crisis? This chart, from July 2008 to July 2009, shows no sign of gold moving rapidly higher? In fact, gold fell in the fourth quarter of 2008 as the dollar strengthened and gold was used as a source of liquidity (and sold.)

2/14
Gold: Although in the first half of 2009 #gold was comfortably above the level it was when Lehman failed…

3/14
Read 16 tweets
Sep 10, 2018
Gold: Stubbornly Short:

CFTC data, released Friday for positions as of Tuesday 4 September, show that Comex Managed Money remains short #gold.

1/6
Gold: There was little change to the already-elevated gross Managed Money short #gold position, which increased by only 100Koz; gross longs fell by 900koz to 10.5 million ounces, driving the net short position 1moz higher to 7.9Moz

2/6
Gold: There has been little change in price or Comex #gold open interest since last Tuesday, indicating little change in positions since then and no obvious technical trigger for a further move.

3/6
Read 7 tweets
Sep 3, 2018
Gold: Its likely to be quiet today, with the US markets closed for the Labor Day public holiday. But the CFTC released its Commitment of Traders Report on Friday, as usual. To summarise, speculators were still (just) net short #gold as of 28 August. 1/6
Gold: The Managed Money category also remains net short #gold, although as in the case of the legacy report net speculative position, the net Managed Money short decreased slightly last week. 2/6
Gold: There was not much change to the Managed Money gross long #gold positions, which were steady around 11.4 million ounces. 3/6
Read 6 tweets
Aug 28, 2018
Gold: Early this year I noted the divergence between #gold and real US yields and wondered why this should be. 1/6
Gold: I noted that #gold's negative relationship with the dollar had become very important. 2/6
Gold I also suspected rising inflation expectations might be changing the drivers in #gold. 3/6
Read 7 tweets
Aug 22, 2018
Gold: Mukesh Kumar, manager of research for @GOLDCOUNCIL in India, has spent the past few days talking to contacts across the Indian #gold market. The first thing I would observe is that the NCDEX polled premium is now positive (data to 20 August) 1/6
Gold: Mukesh notes that there will be an impact from the recent devastating Kerala floods and that the Onam festival will see less #gold demand than normal. But almost all the contacts believe the impact of the flooding will be temporary and should be limited to Q3-18. 2/6
Gold: For country as a while, almost all elements of the trade (fabricators, retails, dealers, banks and industry associations) are positive about #gold demand in H2-18. 3/6
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