"Gold traders' pay maximum amounts (5 years maximum) in order to maintain their long positions in the yellow metal - on AMarkets materials.
It is a futures contract on a maximum length of expiration. Their cost - nearly 6-year-old record. For example, those who hold the June futures now pays an additional 3.40 per ounce to May 23 to make a deal to swap most-actively traded August contract - Comex data.
Speculators should wrap contracts before the last will expire in order to avoid physical delivery of the metal, which they did not need. In the last week of money-managers tightened their long positions in gold by almost a quarter. And, despite this, the volume of bullish bets by 76% above the 5-year average. May 2 gold reached a 15-month high on expectations that the Fed will not raise rates in the middle of June. The more positive the players in relation to the metal - the more expensive it is to keep the gold in the portfolio. Now it is especially noticeable on the background of massive sales contracts speculators June and August futures buying.