Great and wonderful Tuesday Morning Folks,
Precious Metals are rarely allowed a follow thru day after a nice and positive move up is made like yesterday, with Gold now at $1,784.20, down $9.20 after hitting a low of $1,781.20 with the high so far today at $1,797.60. Silver is leading us lower, as usual, with the trade at $18.31 down 27.2 cents after hitting the London low of $18.235 with the high up at $18.68. The US Dollar finally did get overseas support with its value now at 96.90, up 21.9 points after hitting a high of 97.105 with the low at 96.555. Of course, all this happened already, before 5 am pst, the Comex open, the London close, and after Sven the trader, claims “Markets are basically just a liquidity meth lab”… with no earnings growth during the last few years, “it is folly to pretend markets are about anything else but the Fed”. One thing for certain, meth labs and currencies do blow up, as witnessed in our next few paragraphs.
In Venezuela, Gold value is now priced at 17,819.70 Bolivar taking back 26.96 overnight with Silver at 182.871 showing a drop of 2.247 Bolivar. In Argentina, the Peso has Gold valued at 126,242.61 showing a gain of 134.27 with Silver down 12.22 A-Peso’s with the price at 1,295.51. Gold’s price in Turkey now sits at 12,251.21 Lira, showing a reduction of 19.81 with Silver losing 1.559 T-Lira with the last trade at 125.725.
Here are some charts to ponder upon, Gold’s price under the Venezuela’s Bolivar rallied 502,617.91% in 3 years’ time. It’s unfortunate this same site removed the other currencies vs. Gold’s past multiyear rally, because they were substantially huger, much huger, in fact ginormous! Pardon my Trump-ette. Argentina’s Peso only shows a 115.52% gain since last year, here is a chart between the Argentine Peso and US Dollar where the currency values are many % points higher past that 1 year period. Btw, the Argentine Peso is our highest printed blow up currency to date. Turkey’s Lira has also fallen against the US Dollar which also means Gold price rise was substantial as well. This is why we believe the prices of precious metals, under our dollar, just may meet, or exceed, these past facts as everything unwinds.
July Silver Delivery Demands now stand at 3,401 fully paid for 5,000-ounce contracts and with a price range between $18.26 and $18.22 with the last buy at the high, proving a drop of 132 in the demand count since yesterday’s posts and with a Volume of 78 already up on the board. Yesterday’s activity happened between $18.64 and $18.21 with the last buy at $18.53 with the close lower at $18.504. The fear is rising and so is the Open Interest in Silver as another 2,117 more shorts had to be added yesterday or today the price would be higher with the total count now at 169,735 Overnighters going against the physicals.
July Gold’s Delivery Demands now totals 861 fully paid for 100-ounce contracts proving a drop of 409 receipts either getting filled here at the Comex or EFP’d over to London, with this mornings trading range between $1,789.30 and $1,784.90 with the last buy at the low and with a Volume of 178 already up on the board. The fear is also showing up behind the price in Gold as well, as the Open Interest gained another 3,079 more short contracts in order to supply liquidity, bringing the early morning total to 559,945 Overnighters.
To add more reasons to the fear trading in the markets, the U.S. Mint is upping its coin production, after shortages of stamped coins have been reported in the U.S., and after purchases dropped off until the CCP19 bio got out. The second half of 2020, the Mint estimates an increase production to 1.2 billion coins in June and 1.35 billion coins per month for the rest of the year– which would add up to a projected total of 14.2 billion coins produced in 2020. This helps point out the idea that people are leaving the crime ridden investment arenas where the regulatory bodies are equally as guilty as the perpetrators, and as things start to heat up in the failed debt markets, which leads right to Currency Devaluations, which leads right to Precious Metals Rising, like they did in our emerging markets currency watch.
Here’s a good thread of closing thoughts that can only be answered in time; Is it possible the Ginormous Precious Metals Deliveries inside our July demand count, is the US mint itself? Is this proof their normal supply chain got disrupted because of a lab-designed-bio that shut down a world for 60 days? Demand is Demand, and the US Mint is required to meet the physical demands, and here we are.
Nothing can stop this derailing train of debt vs. currencies vs. precious metals. Yet those that hold the physicals, have a much better chance of retaining their purchasing power, while the world observes how much has to be printed in order to pay off a debt, that has been piled high to a level of uncollectable.
Stay positive no matter what, it’s food for the soul in times like these. Have a smile on your face and a prayer for all, and as always …
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