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  • Disconnect Between Selling Price Of Physical Silver And Paper Silver 4 comments
    May 20, 2013 10:32 AM | about stocks: SLV

    As the paper silver (NYSEARCA:SLV) keeps falling (blue chart), some miners aren't willing to reduce their selling price (red chart) on their silver bullion.

    This lead to a huge disconnect between paper and physical silver of $5.5/ounce, or a 25% premium!

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    Chart 1: Disconnect between Physical Silver and Paper Silver at First Majestic Silver Corp

    Disclosure: I am long AGQ.

    Stocks: SLV
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    Not quite sure how you came to this conclusion care to elaborate a little ??
    20 May 2013, 08:23 PM Reply Like
  • SMaturin
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    First Majestic (AG) will ship you as much silver bullion as you want, but their price has held steady at $27 for some time now.




    Other online dealers have 6-8 week wait times or insist on 100+ oz lots to get a better price.


    Silver is readily available at a premium to "spot" and record sales have been occurring in recent months.


    AG is doing well:


    20 May 2013, 08:51 PM Reply Like
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    First Magestic doesn't sell all their production on the spot market . You would have to know what their forward contracts are to know if $27 is a good deal for them . There are other options to buy physical without the wait (APMEX) .
    20 May 2013, 09:18 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » How much production does First Majestic sell at spot price? In percentage compared to the $27/ounce they are selling online?
    21 May 2013, 12:08 PM Reply Like
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