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December 2010



Latest Commitment Of Traders Reports in Silver

December 28, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: SLV

Small but very telling structural changes continues in this week’s Commitment of Traders report, once again highlighted by another drop in adjusted Net open interest. Another telling line item, is the net short position of the 4 largest commercial traders, which is dominated by JP Morgan, dropped 5.9% to a net short position of 39,647 from 42,167 contracts week/week. The bullish factor here is not just the drop in the net short position but the concentration levels, which accounts for the change in adjusted net open interest, down 1.67%, currently at 51.21%. The 8 largest commercials also had a significant drop in the net short position, illustrating that they didn’t take control of the short positions covered by JP Morgan and the other 3 largest commercial traders. Their net short position decreased 2,676 contracts in addition to their concentration levels contracting 1.34% to 70.63%. Additionally, the commercial spread position increased which means they added to their gross long position as they are already very net short silver futures in general, while the net short position of total world silver bullion inventories decreased 1.34% which is quite significant given it is estimated to be between 800m – 1B ounces.  [more]

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