Tuesday, January 3, 2012

3 Card Monte in COMEX Silver Warehouses?

In advance of the 3 day holiday weekend, the COMEX appears to have attempted to slip some 3-card monte past market observers with Friday's COMEX warehouse inventory update. 
JP Morgan, Brink's, and Scotia Mocatta all had eligible silver inventory movements of nearly exactly 600,000 ounces. 
Clearly there's no shortage of silver and need to shift inventory around like a 3-card monte game in order to prevent a delivery default, right? RIGHT!?!

*Brink's received a deposit of 600,577 ounces into eligible vaults

*Delaware received a deposit of 13,955 ounces into eligible vaults
*Delaware also had a withdrawal of 1,067 ounces out of eligible vaults

*No Changes for HSBC

*JP Morgan had a withdrawal of 597,408 ounces out of eligible vaults

*Scotia Mocatta received a deposit of 596,539 ounces into eligible vaults

*TOTAL COMEX REGISTERED Silver Inventories were unchanged at 34,501,725 ounces
*TOTAL COMEX ELIGIBLE Silver Inventories increased a net 607,290 ounces to 82,797,470 ounces
*TOTAL COMEX SILVER Inventories increased to 117,299,195 ounces

Once again, NO MENTION OF THE CME OF THE MISSING 1.4 MILLION OUNCES OF REGISTERED SILVER, which now reportedly per Max Keiser was obtained from JP Morgan by Jamie Dimon threatening Jon Corzine with DEATH unless he turned over the MFG clients' phyzz and funds!!!

As a strangely coincidental supply turned up in JPMorgan vaults almost simultaneously as the MFGlobal clients phyzz went missing, until the CME provides an update of what happened to this stolen inventory, The Doc will continue to provide the latest available info on this from the CME:

*Registered ounces of metal currently not available for delivery
as of 11/4/11 due to MFGI bankruptcy. Included in above totals.

DEPOSITORY  Registered 
Brinks 210,320
Delaware 65,706
HSBC 793,734
Scotia Mocatta 351,156
TOTAL                                                               1,420,916