"We've seen this huge decline in GLD because it’s actually the last bastion of supply to satisfy this demand. So I don’t regard the GLD losing gold as a sign of weakness whatsoever. It’s not institutional investors getting out of GLD. It’s the (gold from) GLD being shipped over to the East and someone spinning it as a weakness, and I totally disagree with their conclusion. In fact I think it’s quite a sign of strength. I would like all of the gold out of the GLD to disappear and let’s see what happens after that.” - Eric Sprott via a recent King World News interview
Eric Sprott is a Canadian hedge fund manager and founder of Sprott Asset Management. He became a billionaire on paper with the initial public offering of Sprott Inc., the parent of his Sprott Asset Management firm.