Monday, November 30, 2020

Tag: CME Stays Silent on Cause of COMEX Silver Price Glitch

CME Stays Silent on Cause of COMEX Silver Price Glitch

by Ronan Manly, BullionStar:
Silver futures prices on the COMEX futures trading platform briefly plummeted at approximately 7:06am Singapore time yesterday, with the price for the front month (most active) September silver contract falling from a US$16.06 quote down to a low of US$14.34 all within a 1 minute interval. The futures price then recovered nearly all of its losses in the subsequent 2-3 minute period. High to low, this COMEX silver futures contract saw its price fall by just over 10.7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, before rebounding nearly 11{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

During this time when the COMEX price crashed, there was nothing fundamentally happening in the wider financial markets, or indeed in the physical silver market, to justify these price gyrations in COMEX silver futures prices. Which all goes to show that the COMEX ‘paper’ futures silver prices is completely detached from the physical silver market, and that COMEX silver futures prices have no anchoring in the real silver market.