Tag: silver shortage

Silver Shortage Intensifies As Premiums Reach Another Record High

Silver Shortage Intensifies As Premiums Reach Another Record High

Even mainstream media has noticed it: silver coins are going through a true squeeze, with demand up significantly and premiums reaching an all-time high. Reuters reported today that “the global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand.”

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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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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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US Mint About To Trigger A Temporary Silver Supply Shortage?

US Mint About To Trigger A Temporary Silver Supply Shortage?

Silver Eagle Coin cupboards appear to be low currently. It appears as well that high volume silver dealers have limited inventory of 2013 U.S. Mint Silver Eagle coins. The expectations from GoldSilver.com are that “the upcoming 35 day silver eagle coin hiatus will most likely produce a shortage of the world’s most popular silver bullion investment vehicle and thus… produce a growing shortage of other silver bullion products as a consequence.”

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Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage

| September 5, 2013 | Category: Investing
Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage

It is one thing to say that silver will be the best investment over the next several years, but yet another to back that up and explain why I expect that to be the case. The simple reason is because I think silver will go into an extreme physical shortage on a wholesale level. If there is anything that can drive the price of a commodity to the stratosphere it is surely a physical shortage.

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Why The Silver Manipulation MUST End by Ted Butler

| January 15, 2013 | Articles: Insights

A long time subscriber of Ted Butler’s premium newsletter asked a question that may be on many minds: “Ted, you have frequently stated that all manipulations must end. Why is that? After 25 years it still appears to be going strong. Why can’t it go on for another 25 years, or for infinity?” Ted Butler answers that instead of wondering why the silver manipulation hasn’t ended yet, one should look at all the accumulating evidence that demand is overcoming supply. Silver is tighter today than it has ever been (except in April 2011). If these signs weren’t present, then there might be some worry about how much longer the artificial low price could persist. But these signs do exist and it’s up to us to recognize them for what they are, namely, confirmation points of what must occur.

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More Signs of Silver Shortage

| December 3, 2012 | Articles: Insights
More Signs of Silver Shortage

“This is the definition of a silver shortage – nothing to do with the physical amount of the substance being in deficit, but people’s psychological intention not to sell. The extent to which a shortage is developing is witnessed by the extent of backwardation.” That’s what Ned-Naylor Neyland wrote in a recent commentary (thanks to GATA for bringing it to our attention). He is the Investment Director at Cheviot Asset Management, one of the UK’s largest independently owned investment firms. His commentary was triggered by the decision of the London Bullion Markets Association (LBMA) to cut the reporting on the Silver Forward Rate on the 2nd of November, playing it down […]

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Izzy Friedman: What Now For the Price of Silver?

This is an excerpt from Ted Butler’s latest commentary to his premium newsletter subscribers – www.butlerresearch.com It has been quite some time since my good friend and silver mentor, Izzy Friedman, has written something about silver. Devastated by the loss of his wonderful wife of 56 years, Gabriella, Izzy withdrew from his daily silver market observation and our telephone conversations in order to restructure his life around family and travel and contemplation. We have started to talk more frequently and he agreed to write something. For those who may not be familiar with Izzy, it was a personal challenge from him to me almost 30 years ago that started me on […]

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Infographic: Is Silver The New Gold Created By The Silver Bomb

| October 10, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Infographic: Is Silver The New Gold Created By The Silver Bomb

Anyone that spends time at Goldsilverworlds.com knows that precious metals are the best way to hedge against inflation and the rapidly decreasing fall in the value of the dollar. And while gold remains a smart move, there’s much to be said for silver. Why? Because, unlike gold, silver has an inherent value that goes well beyond scarcity. Without silver the world as we know it would literally stop. The computer screen on which you are reading these words, has silver in it. The TV you watch, has silver in it…and the list goes on and on. This infographic was created to help investors learn about the underlying reasons behind silver’s increasing […]

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John Embry Expects a Silver Price Explosion Driven by Physical Shortage

John Embry Expects a Silver Price Explosion Driven by Physical Shortage

We are a long-time fan of John Embry, as we consider him one of the most experienced people in the precious metals world. In his latest interview on King World News, he confirmed once again what is happening particularly with silver: manipulation of silver prices is still going on but signs of shortage in physical silver are increasing by the day and hence a silver price explosion is almost unavoidable. Manipulation vs opportunity Just like several other precious metals experts, John Embry is confirming the ongoing suppression of the gold and silver prices. This is what he had to say on King World News in yesterday’s interview: “Two days before the […]

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