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  • When Will Gold Break Out Of Its Trading Range? [View article]
    There are "paper" markets like COMEX and the LBMA. and then then are growing physical markets in Shanghai, Singapore and Dubai. As the former lose credibility while the later gain respectability, it will only be a matter of time until true price discovery for the PMs. The possibility of the financial MSM actually reporting on a failure to deliver, even for fully allocated accounts is now quite high after years of non-reporting. Currently, there are at least 6 separate lawsuits in Switzerland regarding cash settlement for allocated accounts, but not a peep from Bloomberg, the WSJ or the FT.
    Aug 18 08:09 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Keeping Silver Down? [View article]
    Actually while industrial demand is flat, not down, investment demand is up. Considering that millions of ounces are used for armaments and ammunition during any wars, I wouldn't dismiss the thought that industrial (military)demand might soar.
    Aug 14 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Silver Remain Forever $21? [View article]
    Thanks Prefan: What also needs explaining is that if JPM (or any other trader) held a position corner on any agricultural product like corn or wheat, there would be immediate calls for a Congressional Hearing. Position corners are, de facto and de jure, illegal because a truly free market price is not possible.
    Aug 7 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Silver Remain Forever $21? [View article]
    Once the silver shortage becomes apparent, the price will go higher, much higher. It still is interesting, though, that most of the silver commentators on SA refuse to mention the significant effect on the silver price from the illegal "corner" positions held by the bullion banks, notably JPM.
    Aug 6 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Decline Based On False Premise Of Dollar Strength - GLD Will Paradoxically Rise As Russia Rustles [View article]
    The author mentions that miraculous 4% GDP print which obviously flies in the face of ever declining PMIs and of course, the wretched employment numbers. That the author has swallowed whole this number as an indicator of USD strength and gold's decline, is indicative of what passes for purposeful propaganda on financial websites.
    Aug 2 09:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Investors Take Note That An Industry Report Shows Gold Production Dropping Precipitously [View article]
    Excellent article Hebba; it should give pause to the gold bashers. What is also known, but rarely mentioned, is that the cost structure for gold (and silver) mining has dramatically increased over just the past decade. Look at the what the miners are paying for diesel, water, permits and fees, royalties, etc. compared to 10 years ago. And, as grades mined has fallen precipitously, it now takes moving 3X the amount of dirt to achieve the same gram as it did 20 years ago. At current prices. miners have an almost impossible task to produce profit.

    Those mining executives who are not in bed with the bankster cabal have often stated that the appropriate prices for profitable operations are at least $3000 for gold and $100 for silver. This insider view is far more important, IMO, then the propaganda and disinformation from the likes of Goldman.
    Jul 27 10:31 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is This Why Central Banks Are Snapping Up Gold? [View article]
    Several of the author's assertions are questionable, if not downright false.

    1. No one knows for sure the true gold holdings of the PBOC, but they are far in excess of 1000+ tons; according to experts in the field, they may have already accumulated more than 10,000 metric tons.

    2. The stated amount of gold in CB vaults is highly questionable due to the various exposed leasing and hypothecation schemes and the key fact that no audits are EVER permitted. The dog and pony show farce of the German gold repatriation request should resonate with any critical thinker.

    3. The GLD (and SLV) are perhaps ongoing Ponzi schemes, as evidenced by the lack of transparency and true arms' length audits.

    4. It has been variously reported that the Ukranian gold was secretly shipped out of the country during the engineered coup. If it was still in the vaults, the payment for Russian Natgas would already have been made.
    Jul 25 12:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold, Silver Rise On Yet Another Source Of Safe Haven Demand [View article]
    Going forward, the PM prices, after years of outright manipulation and price suppression collusion by the banking cartel, will achieve full market value when it becomes clear that all Western vaults are essentially empty, and that paper promises for PMs far exceed the actual amount of physical available for legitimate trading.

    The economic theory of the Law of Supply and Demand as it relates to pricing is irrefutable. People should realize that, compared to just 10 years ago, it presently takes 3X the cost to effectively produce one gram of either gold or silver. primarily due to declining grades of ore mined, but also increasing costs for energy, water, permits, and government regulations, taxes and fees. At current prices, many projects have been shut down as have exploration and drilling activities. Future global mining production will suffer. The question you have to ask is whether demand will also decline by a corresponding factor. Given the macroeconomic and geopolitical tensions now apparent (and getting worse), the answer should be a resounding NO. This is especially true for silver, the most strategically important metal on the planet.

    All commentary on the PM sector that doesn't factor in these realities, is just "noise".
    Jul 14 08:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Will It Take For Me To Believe Metals Have Bottomed? [View article]
    Plus: Avi never acknowledges the illegal and outsize position limits held which, in any other commodity, would have already led to Congressional investigations, fines, and/or imprisonment. These allowed position limits are, both de facto and de jure, proof of manipulation
    Jul 13 10:31 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can silver's big run continue? [View news story]
    The author has an obvious agenda. The key fact of the GSR is that actual mining production is between 7-9:1, and is likely to go even lower at the current suppressed prices that do not cover all costs to produce, especially as the planet runs out of easily mineable silver. Further, it is an absolute fact that there is far more gold in vaults than silver. So you have to ask yourself which metal in the future will be more valuable, given the strategic industrial uses of silver.
    Jul 9 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Rally In Gold Sustainable? [View article]
    WOW: 4 points showing extreme cognitive dissonance and total ignorance of macroeconomic and geopolitical reality in one sentence.
    Jun 25 09:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fixing The Fixes: How Can Silver, And Soon Gold, Prices Be More Transparent? [View article]
    "it will take investors concerned about the prices"

    Actually, no. It will be a result of a default or failure to deliver; a reality that will be experienced in the near term as the true silver shortage is exposed. You also need to analyze why the price suppression kingpin (JPM) is accumulating millions of ounces in its proprietary account while considering that this company is one of the few "authorized participants" that can raid actual physical silver from the fractionalized ponzi called the SLV.
    Jun 19 10:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Import Taxes On Solar Panels Hamper Silver's Ability To Rally? [View article]
    If and when the price suppression schemes on silver end, the key driver of the price will be supply, specifically the lack thereof. The planet is rapidly running out of this strategically important metal that has no meaningful substitutes for its ability as a conductor and for its important uses in macro biology and water purification. Future mining production will be severely hampered by increasing costs and declining ore grades over and above the reality that many projects are being shelved, not only in the base metal mining business which produces the majority of silver mined, but also for the stand alone silver operations
    Jun 12 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bought Silver Wheaton For Capital Gains [View article]
    There is no question that the price of silver will skyrocket sometime within the next decade, irrespective of the price suppression schemes that have been waged by the Anglo-American bullion bank cabal over the past 3 decades. As it should, it will ultimately depend on the irrefutable Law of Supply and Demand. Silver is probably the most strategically important industrial metal on the planet but the grades mined have been decreasing every year since the 1980s. Future supply, in amounts required, could be quite problematic. Meanwhile demand will soar for solar, water purification and macro biology uses and, if there are wars, a vast amount of silver will be required for arms, ammunition and missiles. But, IMO, there won't be enough to satisfy both industrial and investment demand.

    There's no question that SLW is a good play, but most likely not in the near term, given the current continuing price suppression. The time to buy SLW is when silver starts to take off; certainly, for the sheeple anyway, actual physical will be unavailable.
    Jun 3 10:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Are Now Selling Our Gold Positions For Silver Positions [View article]
    When the silver shortage becomes acute within the next five years, it won't matter to the refiner if he's melting down an ASE or a .999 round; any premium that you originally paid won't matter. BTW, after the Chinese and other Asians have vacuumed up all available gold, and then all available silver, what will be left for the sheeple except finely engraved toilet paper or IOU's for real physical?
    Jun 1 02:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment