A good question on the Physical Silver came in on our previous article. So we went back to Vince for his comment on it.- Soren K.
Question by Paul :
Hey Vince, a great read, thanks. One question, what is JPM aiming to do with all their physical? To protect from a price rise for someone or engineering one ... manipulating it up or down??
- BUY silver to make delivery,
- lease it at higher rates, or
- sell deferred futures and buy spot in spread form, keeping their position flat but being able to satisfy contract delivery.
This method can be used for goosing the market higher or slamming it lower. Of course JPM has its own pohysical silver too. But that is largely hedged, until they see a reason to unhedge it or short the market. Having physical silver hedged gives them no price risk, earns a small rate of return ,and the vault storage is a bank cost anyway. And with their finger on thepulse of spreads, they can better sense when a counterparty is overleveraged and lean on him until he falls if they did that sort of thing....
Of course they could just be holding the silver for future sales to clients too who end up paying money to store it exactly in the same spot.- VBL
Imagine taking delivery of 300,000 pounds of silver in a day- UNPOSSIBLE
- Soren K.
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