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A Second Day Price Rise In Silver And Gold, Plus Another Nuthingburger!
October 2, 2019

Great and Wonderful Wednesday Morning Folks,   

      This is the second day in a row where we see Gold trading higher than the previous day with the price at $1,492.10, up $3.10 after reaching up to $1,494.10 with the low at $1,480.50. Silver is tagging along today with the trade at $17.345, up 4.8 cents and closer to the high of $17.395 than the low at $17.240. The US Dollar is also under support (for different reasons) with its value pegged at 98.865 up 8.8 points after stretching up to 99.08 with the low close by at 98.740. All of this was done, before 5 am pst, the Comex open, and the London close.    

      We have nothing but solid gains in our emerging markets overnight currency watch with Gold trading at 14,902.35 Bolivar in Venezuela showing a healthy gain of 181.77 in Bolivar value with Silver at 173.233 Bolivar showing a gain of 1.847 over the past 24 hours. Argentina’s Peso now has Gold priced at 86,128.98, gaining 1,250.94 Pesos with Silver gaining 11.873 in Peso value with the price at 999.997 Pesos. The Turkish Lira now has Gold valued at 8,545.66 showing a gain of 162.72 in the overnight with Silver gaining 1.7339 Lira with the value pegged at 99.3391 Liras.    

      Silver Deliveries for the month of October really took a hit in count with the demands for physical now at 545 fully paid for contracts involving 5,000 ounces each proving a drop of 519 Obligations that where either delivered here or in London since yesterday’s early morning count. This morning’s trading range is in between $17.285 and $17.155 so far and with a Volume of 6 up on the board with the highest price being the last trade. Silver’s Overall Open Interest is continuing to drop in count as well. If the option numbers are any indication that an exit plan has been arranged a few years ago, we will see a slow and continuing drop in count from this point forward with the total Open Interest tally now at 212,299 Overnighters, proving a reduction of 1,068 from yesterday’s early morning count.    


Bill Holter’s Commentary

This is only the beginning…!

NYC Housing Prices In Near ‘Free Fall,’ Conditions Mirror Recession Era Following Tax Hikes
October 1, 2019

NEW YORK – The Manhattan real estate market stumbled in the third quarter of 2019, new reports show, as prices plunged and fewer buyers were willing to purchase higher-priced properties in the wake of two recent tax increases.

The median sales price for properties fell 17 percent from the same quarter last year, to $999,950, according to new data from CORE. The average sales price dropped 12 percent, to $1.64 million.

Condo sales fell 8 percent, logging 946 transactions. Co-op sales, on the other hand, were up a modest 2 percent year over year.

“The third quarter of 2019 was undoubtedly the most challenging quarter in recent memory, especially for condo sales,” Garrett Derderian, managing director of market analysis at CORE, said in a statement. “Market prices have gone from what was once described as the kindest, gentlest correction to a near free-fall. The last time conditions were described in such a way was in the height of the recession.”