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Physical Shortage Of Gold And Silver, Manipulation, Economy

Physical Shortage Of Gold And Silver, Manipulation, Economy

In this month’s Markets at a Glance, Eric Sprott presents a collection of thoughts on why he thinks precious metals is a compelling investment right now. He looks at three major topics: physical shortage in gold and silver, manipulation of precious metals prices, and the dire state of the economy.

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A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

A Gold Shortage Is Coming Says Eric Sprott

Eric Sprott has been speculating since late 2012 that Western central banks could be running out of gold. He attributes the sell-off in gold and silver in 2013 to the fact that the Western banks needed a way to generate physical gold supplies. The metals prices were going down while there was a lot of liquidation of gold which increased the supply by an estimated 900 tonnes last year. Sprott explains in this article the case for a gold shortage.

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Why Increased Western Gold Demand Could Lead To A Gold Supply Shortage

Why Increased Western Gold Demand Could Lead To A Gold Supply Shortage

From where will the gold ETF source their gold once the ETF demand turns higher again? It is clear that a supply shortage is a very likely outcome of renewed interest in gold ETF’s. We know that newly mined gold is limited compared to the existing above the ground gold, so it cannot meet Chinese and Western demand. In fact, above the ground gold IS the supply. So what happens if the appetite for gold in Asia remains strong, if those existing gold owners do not supply their gold to the market, and Western demand increases again?

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There Is No Gold Shortage

There Is No Gold Shortage

No, there are no shortages of gold and silver at this moment. Unless we go back to the gold or silver currency standard, with government demand for bullion locking massive new quantities inside central-bank vaults, I don’t see any physical shortage to come.

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