Ted Butler: Now it's when, not if, for metals position limits

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5p ET Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):

Silver market analyst Ted Butler notes that the financial regulation law enacted today with President Obama's signature requires the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to do what Butler has been urging it to do for years: establish position limits in precious metals futures trading. Butler credits CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler, but it seems likely that CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, the commission's most outspoken advocate of position limits, had much to do with the new law's requirements as well -- as did the thousands of ordinary U.S. investors who heeded the calls of Butler and GATA to write to the CFTC in support of position limits.

Now, Butler notes, the CFTC has to act, and the question becomes the level of position limits. Butler again argues for a limit of 1,500 contracts. His commentary is headlined "When, Not If" and you can find it at GoldSeek's companion Internet site, SilverSeek, here:

http://news.silverseek.com/SilverSeek/1279732290.php

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.



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