GATA’s Bill Murphy on the JP Morgan Silver Shortage And The Next Bullion Bank Run!
- Welcome to Capital Account. Gold futures slipped ahead of the ECB policy-setting meeting this week, or so the story goes. Do these macro trends drive gold prices as much as the headlines indicate? Our guest Bill Murphy, Chairman of GATA, doesn’t think so and he has flown to our studio in Washington DC to make the case.
Last month after a report surfaced that US regulators planned to drop the silver market manipulation probe, CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton described the report as premature and inaccurate. We haven’t heard much since, but our guest Bill Murphy has an update on the bank at the center of silver manipulation claims, JP Morgan. JP Morgan has a major problem with their massive short position according to GATA. Bill believes that it won’t be long before their role in the market manipulation scheme is exposed. Meanwhile, the silver market maybe the tightest it has ever been to secure physical supply in size, and delivery can take months. Bill Murphy, author of LeMetropoleCafe.com, forecasts the bank will have a problem with its short silver position in the near future. Could it explode this month? He says yes and explains why.
Also, today’s gold and silver markets are not the same your father’s precious metals markets. The creation of Gold and Silver ETFs, as well as the growth of the precious metals derivatives market, has had a dramatic effect on prices. We talk to Bill Murphy about how growth in precious metals derivatives and ETFs has led to shifts in the metals market. He tells us why we should be concerned that HSBC and JP Morgan serve as custodians for the major gold ETF, the GLD, and the major silver ETF, the SLV, when they also have large short positions in gold and silver.
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