(Click on image to enlarge)The CME's Daily Delivery Report for Tuesday showed that 21 gold and 15 silver contracts were posted for delivery tomorrow. JPMorgan was the short/issuer on all 21 gold contracts and 3 of the silver contracts. I thank reader Jon De Weese for providing this data from his website. There were withdrawals reported in both GLD and SLV yesterday. Ted Butler and I were both surprised by this, especially Ted, and I know he'll have more to say about it in his mid-week column later today. GLD reported a withdrawal of 57,943 troy ounces, and in SLV it was an eye-watering 2,024,820 troy ounces. Yes, there were price declines in both metals late last week, but the withdrawals seem excessive, especially the 2 million ounces out of SLV. As expected, the U.S. Mint had a sales report yesterday. They sold 1,500 ounces of gold eagles; 500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes, and 675,000 silver eagles. And as I mentioned in Saturday's column, it's a near certainty that these sales occurred in August, and were just reported yesterday. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 31,813 troy ounces of gold, and shipped 21,211 troy ounces of the stuff out the door. The link to that activity is here. In silver on Friday, there were 591,540 troy ounces received, and 13,265 ounces shipped out for parts unknown. The link to that action is here. I have a decent number of stories for you today, so I hope you find some that interest you.