Following are some charts detailing the positioning of the hedge funds in both the silver and in the gold markets.
Note the build in the longs and the reduction in the shorts as those funds who gambled on a breakdown in the price of the metals and sold them down near their support levels, were caught flat-footed and forced to cover.
The first chart is that of Silver:
The following chart is of Gold. Note that since May of this year, when gold was trading below the $1550 level, and when hedge fund short positions were at a maximum, those hedge funds playing gold from the short anticipating a breakdown in the price, were forced out and have been covering ever since. Meanwhile, new longs are coming into the market in a big way putting further pressure on the short camp.
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