As we round out August in the COMEX, gold delivery was strong and silver was dominated by the odd mechanizations of Bank of America.
An article earlier this month reviewed the massive volume of physical metal leaving the bank House accounts over the last two years. December 2021 finished the year off with a massive drawdown in House account inventories. While the drawdown continues across most accounts, Bank of America has tried to recoup some of the physical metal that left its holdings in December. As the data below shows, this has led to an extremely strong January to kick-off 2022.
Some people out there in the mainstream are saying now is the time to buy gold.
In recent months, the mainstream investment world has by and large either ignored the yellow metal or outright spurned it. After all, stocks are soaring. The economy is doing “great.” There’s nothing to worry about — at least that’s the mantra. But we’re starting to see a little bullishness for gold out there in the mainstream.
Last week, Peter Schiff did an interview on The Street and talked about the US stock market, saying, “Well, the bubble keeps getting bigger.” We’ve been talking about this ballooning bubble for months. After a while, it’s easy to blow us off as pessimistic contrarians who just don’t get it. But amazingly, large numbers of investors also believe the stock market is way overvalued.
But they keep buying anyway.
Bank of America called it “irrational exuberance.”