Gold and Silver CoT Remain a Concern

Just reading it as I see it, folks.

Gold commitments of traders saw the specs press long and the commercials press short.

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Silver saw specs cover shorts and press some longs while commercials net shorted with some gusto.

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So it all comes down to whom you believe is ‘smart’. Traditionally, at bear turning points the commercials are positioned very negative as they are today, as are the all-in specs going the other way. What I like to see is a trend toward a low risk setup mature, but since the metals topped in the summer there has been anything but a trend in the CoT.

It’s a real battle going on out there in gold and silver… and it’s not a battle I am anywhere near ready to declare won by gold and silver bulls. Actually, quite the contrary. If the gold price takes out the down-sloping SMA 50 and silver does the same, maybe we can talk about the correction’s end. But not until, and the CoT does not help the case.

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