While it is unknown if this is merely a bull trap to get yet another bubble going, then to slaughter everyone with the same relentless barrage of margin hikes as we saw in the spring of 2011, or simply volumes in commodities have gotten so low that even the CME is willing to allow a little price appreciation in exchange for participation is unknown, but as of April 16 silver initial and maintenance margins will be 12.5% lower, while copper margins are declining by 20%.
For the full list of margin changes among electricity, agri, coal, crude, freight, metals, nat gas, and refineds, see here.
Well, this looks like a case of once bitten twice shy, Zerohedge are right in that temptation returns, but who would load up on silver now and on margin to boot! As we see it most retail investors will tread very carefully here and make their acquisitions in a 'layered' but steady fashion. For the record margin is something that we don't use, when we want leverage we use options and then we are certain about the amount we can lose if all goes pear shaped.
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