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    Default Mystery trader captures 80pc of London's copper market

    The unknown buyer has been building up the dominant position since at least last week, putting a squeeze on the market.

    According to the rules of the London Metal Exchange, the trader must lend out copper if it holds between 50pc and 80pc of the total to maintain day-to-day liquidity in the market. The trader is currently lending at a 0.5pc premium to the cash price.

    The premium for spot price copper over delivery in three months' time reached $89 in the middle of this week - the highest in two years.

    More: Mystery trader captures 80pc of London's copper market - Telegraph

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    Ok, ffs - how is that not market manipulation? How is it even ******* possible for a single trader to remain unknown whilst getting such a massive stake?

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    He is not unknown - just not publicly named. It's not market manipulation; just a fracking large position.

    Maybe he has a lot of bedsits in Birmingham that he wants to re-plumb? AtW might be getting an indoor lav soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post

    More: Mystery trader captures 80pc of London's copper market - Telegraph

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    Ok, ffs - how is that not market manipulation? How is it even ******* possible for a single trader to remain unknown whilst getting such a massive stake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyArsedBloke View Post
    AtW might be getting an indoor lav soon.
    I've got 3 in new place - perfect for large parties

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    Nobody should be allowed to control such high share of the market for the same reasons monolies are controlled or not allowed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    I've got 3 in new place - perfect for large parties

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    Nobody should be allowed to control such high share of the market for the same reasons monolies are controlled or not allowed at all.
    You're moving into a public toilet?

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    I know whose cornered it! HAROLD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Nobody should be allowed to control such high share of the market for the same reasons monolies are controlled or not allowed at all.
    Here is wisdom:

    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is AtW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TykeMerc View Post
    You're moving into a public toilet?
    "Moving into"? He's already in Birmingham.
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    Someone's been buying all the gold, silver and other metals too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    Someone's been buying all the gold, silver and other metals too.
    We can rule out Gordon Brown.
    What happens in General, stays in General.
    You know what they say about assumptions!

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