LME Warehousing Rules - A New Sheriff In Town

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The LME warehousing system has been in the news in recent days with the US Federal Reserve, the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, The Senate Banking Committee and most recently the Department of Justice all turning their gaze on the system. The Senate Committee and the US Federal Reserve are looking at whether investment banks should be allowed to have interests in businesses involved in commodities and they each follow the LME in launching a consultation period over the issue...

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  • Average Reported Stocks, 2003-2007 versus 2008-2013
  • LME Warehousing Rules - A New Sheriff In Town: Image 2
  • Average Total Implied Metal Stocks (Days of Consumption)
  • Premia escalated as a result of physical tightness
  • 90% of LME stock concentrated in five locations
  • LME copper cash price and 3-month spread
  • Spot premiums at elevated but not record levels

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