Commercials Increase Net Silver Shorts 71 Million Ounces in Last 3 Weeks! COT Report 2/10/12 The Silver Doctors
So much for the theory that JPM was finished manipulating silver, and was attempting to rid itself from its remaining short silver position.
The commercials increased their net short silver futures position another 5,921 contracts (29.6 million ounces!) in the week ending 2/7/12.
In the last 3 weeks, the commercials have increased their net short silver futures position from 20,382 net shorts to 34,650 net short contracts. This is an increase of 14,268 contracts, or an addition 71.34 million ounces of net short silver positions in just 3 weeks!
As we mentioned this morning, the 1 and 2 month silver lease rates have suddenly plunged into NEGATIVE territory as well, which is very ominous for the paper silver price in the near future. Combine this with the CME Group's slashing of gold and silver margins likely to entice speculative longs back into the futures market, and a 71.34 million increase in the commercial net short position in 3 weeks (likely mainly of the naked variety courtesy our friends at The Morgue), and all the makings are in place for another massive paper raid.
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