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Ted Butler: The Coming Silver Shortage

Ted Butler: The Coming Silver Shortage

What it comes down to is how much longer the COMEX-orchestrated price can delay the physical silver crunch and shortage to come? I don’t have the answer, but I am confident that this is the right question. I am also confident that once a wholesale physical silver shortage kicks in, that shortage can’t be further contained by derivatives trading and most likely will have to burn itself out the old-fashioned way – by allowing the market to discover the true clearing price. The trick, of course, is to be positioned before the physical shortage is reflected in price.

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Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanosilver and Nanopaper Team Up to Produce Low-Cost Sensors

Nanotechnology has come to paper. Although the special paper is made from cellulose, like regular paper, the cellulose fibers are on a nanoscale, which gives it lower surface roughness and much higher transparency than traditional paper.

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Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren’t necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street. The retail market for gold and silver coins, bars, and rounds has been swamped with high demand since mid June. Both the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint continue to run into serious issues keeping up with retail silver coin demand.

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How To Buy Silver Coins and Rounds Which Are in Short Supply

How To Buy Silver Coins and Rounds Which Are in Short Supply

To Capitalize on Low Spot Prices AND Low Premiums, Choose Gold Coins, Bars, and Rounds or Silver Bars

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Gold Price Weaker on Greek Bailout Amid Strong Demand for Physical

Gold Price Weaker on Greek Bailout Amid Strong Demand for Physical

I have mentioned countless times that the world is drowning in debt and the implications of this are obvious. We are either going to experience a debt deflation driven depression or we will experience a complete collapse of the current currency system, and some form of hyperinflation. People have been buying gold and silver to protect their wealth from monetary crisis for thousands of years. It’s the only way to keep your wealth safe when banks close, stock markets crash, and the government won’t let you touch your own money.

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Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple Exploring Silver Nanowires for New iPad Pro Screen

Apple watchers say that the company’s upcoming iPad Pro could have a flexible display coated with silver nanowires (AgNW) that works with “Force Touch,” a feature that the company first used on its 2015 MacBook notebooks. The feature allows the display to distinguish among different finger pressures allowing, say, a video to play faster when pressed harder.

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Silver Producer Calls Out CFTC and Bank Manipulators

Silver Producer Calls Out CFTC and Bank Manipulators

This interview with Mr. Neumeyer, former founder of First Majestic Silver, covers the most important trends in the precious metals market. Above all, Mr. Neumeyer talks about the ongoing silver price manipulation, and the open letter that First Majestic Silver’s CEO has written to the CFTC about the blatant price manipulation in the silver futures market.

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Ted Butler: Stepping Up to the Plate

Ted Butler: Stepping Up to the Plate

Following last Wednesday’s article suggesting that silver mining companies write to the CFTC (which I did make public at the urging of subscribers), one mining company (befitting of its name) became the first to do so. The CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp, Keith Neumeyer, became the first miner to write to the CFTC concerning the massive historic one-week repositioning of speculative positions on the COMEX that far exceeded anything occurring in the real world of silver production or consumption. While I hope additional mining companies take the matter up with the agency, Neumeyer not only did the right thing, he set a precedent that, to my knowledge, had not previously occurred in the 30 years that I have closely followed the silver market and, most likely, long before that.

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Global Gold Markets get a boost from the current Greek Financial Crisis

Global Gold Markets get a boost from the current Greek Financial Crisis

Last week, the global gold market was rather subdued as the upward momentum in prices ran out of steam hitting resistance at around $1220 an ounce. Despite a mild rally on Friday, gold prices fell for the second week in a row. The price of the yellow metal edged up on Friday from the previous day’s 2-1/2-week low, supported by a slightly weaker dollar and uncertainty over Greece’s debt talks. On-going concerns over a potential Greek debt default weighed on the global financial and gold markets last week as G7 leaders scrambled to try to come up with an 11th hour bailout package.

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How Silver Miners Should Help Solve Silver Price Manipulation

How Silver Miners Should Help Solve Silver Price Manipulation

It is only when you compare what just occurred in COMEX silver to other commodities does the extent of the manipulation come through. I’d use the words preposterous and absurd to describe the situation, but the COT report is factual and as real as rain. Instead, what is preposterous and absurd is for anyone to pretend that what is going on in silver is somehow normal. This is particularly true for silver investors and mining companies and their shareholders which are being held hostage to the most defective price discovery process in history.

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What You Know for Certain: Huge Demand for Gold And Silver

What You Know for Certain: Huge Demand for Gold And Silver

There is ample record evidence that banks are totally unreliable if it is known that any gold or silver is being held, either by consent for a fee or in a safe deposit box. If you have any PMs in a bank, guess who really owns it? Word is that even allocated gold owned by wealthy clients, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, is missing. Who cares? That is their problem, not yours. The point to be made is we all live in a world where it is a matter of self-survival.

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Demand for Physical Gold remains strong and Global Debt Explodes

Demand for Physical Gold remains strong and Global Debt Explodes

As I have mentioned on many occasions, the current debt levels are totally unsustainable and without any real economic growth, there is no way that this will be resolved without a major monetary collapse or reset of the current fiat system. However, many people have no idea of what is really going on.

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Ted Butler: The Biggest Silver Haul In History

Ted Butler: The Biggest Silver Haul In History

How in the world can JPMorgan eventually sell hundreds of millions of ounces of silver without flooding the market and causing prices to crash? This is what JPMorgan does as a regular part of their business – accumulate and then liquidate massive market positions before most people get out of bed every morning. It is second nature to them. In my opinion, this silver will be sold before most people realize they bought it in the first place. Buying 350 million ounces of silver was the hard part, selling it will be a snap.

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Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

Physical Silver: Four Cases Of Industrial Advances

This article details several cases in which silver helps several industry types in making advances: agriculture, health and electricity. This is an excerpt from the latest newsletter released by The Silver Institute.

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