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Unknown traders gain influence in commodities markets

Section: Daily Dispatches

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By Gregory Meyer
Financial Times, London
Sunday, November 26, 2017

A mysterious group is exerting growing influence in commodities markets: the "other reportables."

The vague term is a catchall for speculative traders that are not money managers published in a weekly report by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a crucial market weathervane.

The reports, known as commitments of traders, provide information about the positioning in futures markets from oil to grain, across four categories: commercial companies, Wall Street swap dealers, money managers, and other reportables. Smaller investors are labeled "non-reportable."

The higher share of traders labeled "other reportables" in recent years is raising concerns about transparency at some of the world's biggest commodities traders including Citadel, the $27 billion hedge fund run by Ken Griffin. ...

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Gold Standard Ventures Infill Drilling Could Increase
Size and Grade of Pinion Oxide Gold Deposit in Carlin Trend

Company Announcement
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX: GSV; NYSE:GSV) today announced results from 11 of 19 completed reverse-circulation and core holes at the Pinion oxide gold deposit on its ully owned and controlled Railroad Project in Nevada's Carlin Trend.

These drill holes are a portion of Gold Standard’s 2017 US$15.5 million program, which includes up to 48,800 meters of reverse-circulation and core drilling in 117 holes.

The Pinion drilling was designed to 1) upgrade and potentially add to resources by reducing drill spacing in critical portions of the deposit and 2) expand drill coverage near the margins of the current pit design for possible resource additions.

All 11 drill holes intersected oxidized and altered multi-lithic dissolution collapse breccia, the principal Pinion host rock, and seven of the holes returned significant, higher-grade intercepts greater than 1 gram of gold per tonne. Results include 56.4 meters of 1.68 gram per tonne in PIN17-02, 42.7 meters of 1.23 gram per tonne in PIN17-10, 15.2 meters of 1.66 gram per tonne in PIN17-04, and 32 meters of 0.89 grams per tonne in PIN17-05. In most instances the new results either confirm or outperform the expectations in the current resource estimate block model. ...

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