The link to yesterday's Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday---and as of 10:05 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. But when I checked the iShares.com website at 3:16 a.m. EDT this morning, I noted that an authorized participant had withdrawn 145,074 troy ounces. This may have been a fee payment of some kind. Joshua Gibbons, the " Guru of the SLV Bar List", posted his weekly report on the goings-on within the SLV ETF for the week ending at the close of business on Wednesday---and this is what he had to say--- " Analysis of the 04 June 2014 bar list, and comparison to the previous week's list: 2,401,783.9 troy ounces were added (all to Brinks London). No bars were removed or had a serial number change." " The bars added were from Solar Applied Materials (0.9Moz), Kazakhmys (0.6Moz), Dowa Mining (0.2Moz), and 11 others. As of the time that the bar list was produced, it was overallocated 691.4 oz. All daily changes are reflected on the bar list." " The bars added appear to be freshly minted bars (unlike the older bars removed recently)." And shortly after I filed my column this morning, I received an e-mail from the good folks over at Switzerland's Zürcher Kantonalbank. They had just updated their website with their gold and silver ETF data for the week ending May 30---and this is what they had to report. Their gold ETF shed another 10,435 troy ounces---and their silver ETF declined by 135,580 troy ounces. There was no sales from report from the U.S. Mint. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday, there was no in/out gold movement once again---and in silver, there was 91,158 troy ounces reported shipped out. The link to that activity is here. Reader Brad Robertson sent me a couple of charts yesterday. The first one is the 5-minute gold tick chart---and the other is the 5-minute dollar index tick chart. I mentioned at the top of this column that there was microscopic volume in gold yesterday, but that all changed as you can tell from the chart. The same applies to the dollar index.
I have a large number of stories again today---and I hope you find some in here that interest you.