Most Important $Silver COT Chart for 2012 [gotgoldreport]

Mr. Arensberg wanted me to share with you-all the chart below, which he says is the “most important chart for the CFTC commitments of traders (COT) data for silver so far in 2012.”  Gene already commented on the very bullish positioning in the Vulture subscriber charts over the weekend, but he wanted a visual representation of it available.

The chart is of the short positions by the traders the CFTC classes as “Managed Money,” including hedge funds, Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) and other funds that trade futures for clients.  They are normally on the long side for silver futures, but over the past couple months they have been adding more and more short positions up to a new record high for the entire disaggregated COT report data going back to 2006.

Here is the chart:


Source:  CFTC for COT, Cash Market for silver.

As of Tuesday, July 24, with silver at $26.93, Managed Money traders held the highest ever number of bets that silver would fall in price (17,575 short contracts).

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