Saturday, February 1, 2014
Market Cornered: JPMorgan Owns Over 60% Notional Of All Gold Derivatives
Posted by Charleston Voice
All under CFTC oversight supervision. Congress agrees. No manipulation. All is well. Nothing to see here. Move along.Market Cornered: JPMorgan Owns Over 60% Notional Of All Gold Derivatives
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/01/2014 20:03 -0500
Perhaps the only question we have after seeing the attached table, which shows that as of Q3, 2013 JPMorgan owned $65.4 billion, or just over 60% of the total notional ($108.2 billion) of all gold derivatives in the US, is whether the CFTC will pull the "our budget was too small" excuse to justify why it allowed Jamie Dimon to ignore any and all position limits and corner the gold market?
And purely as a reference point, the chart below compares the total value of gold held in JPM's vault (registered and eligible) as of Friday's closing price with its reported gold derivative notional holdings.
Finally, for the purists out there, we realize that gross is not net... until there is a breach in the derivative counterparty collateral chain, and gross becomes net.