silver eagles SLV

There is a chart that every silver investor needs to see.  Especially now, as the Fed and Central Banks continue to manipulate the precious metals lower while propping up the broader stock and bond markets.  Even though precious metals sentiment is at record lows, this normally represents a turning point in the gold and silver markets.
Silver Eagle sales held up much better than Gold Eagles in 2014.  According to my year-end estimates, 2014 Silver Eagle sales will only decline 13% year-over-year, while Gold Eagle will fall 45%.

Now… let’s get to the chart I believe every silver investor needs to see:

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GLDTFMetalsReport’s T. Ferguson joins the show this week to discuss: 

  • The Vaults Are NEARLY EMPTY- why claims of a physical gold shortage is not stacker hysteria, but rather the COLD HARD TRUTH!
  • PM Sentiment sucks by design: Cartel fears Western investment demand with vaults vastly depleted- vigorously capping any and all price rallies
  • Big picture outlook:  Summer stock market decline & tapering halt
  • Doc sees the first signs of renewed PHYSICAL SILVER SHORTAGE- 90% silver premiums leap as supply dries-up

The SD Weekly Metals & Markets With The Doc, Eric Dubin, & T. Ferguson is below!

JP Morgan Dimon MastersThe past few years of silver smashing has been all about letting JP Morgan extract themselves from that Silver short hot potato. That’s why the CFTC has not filed charges against them (yet) for silver manipulation. That’s why the banking cabal has sat on the price of silver this whole time. That’s why Citibank added $7.5B in OTC silver shorts. That’s why sentiment in the silver market has never been worse.
It’s all about extricating JP Morgan from the silver short position they were likely REQUIRED to take on by the US Treasury after the collapse of Bear Stearns.

So knowing what is happening it might not be surprising to you that during the 1st Quarter of 2013 JP Morgan has INCREASED their physical silver holdings in SLV for their own account by 500%!

Zeal052413ASilver has suffered horrendously in 2013’s opening months, plunging dramatically to miserable lows.  This exceptional weakness has naturally kindled extreme bearishness.  Predictions abound for silver to continue selling off indefinitely.  But amidst this severe carnage, the silver bullion held by the flagship silver ETF has remained flat.  This is an extraordinary bullish divergence in the face of rotten sentiment.

Silver is almost certainly the most volatile of the world’s more-popular markets.  When silver starts moving, it often moves fast.  Fortunes are won and lost in a matter of months, a very exciting or terrifying prospect depending on which side of the trade you are on.  The key to silver’s price action has always been gold.  Silver follows gold, usually dramatically leveraging the yellow metal’s fortunesSilver is a gold play.

shell-game1Submitted by AboutAG:

Why Was 18.3Moz of Silver Deposited into the SLV Jan 16th?

The obvious answer is “JPM opened a new warehouse!”.
However, that does not answer the question, as only 10 Moz went into their new warehouse.

The experts seem to agree that one of the most plausible explanations is that JPM closed out their short position in SLV.
One or more people have 17,016,600 shares of SLV short (about 16,458,115oz) at last count (which could be a couple weeks old). It is believed that JPM is likely responsible for much or all of that short position. The unexplained addition of 17,410,210.4oz to SLV (remember, 967,881.6oz are considered a ‘normal deposit’) would cover the entire short position and then some. Or if another 967,881.6oz (1M shares) were a normal deposit, that would leave 16,442,329.4oz unaccounted for, almost exactly matching the short position.

It appears that JPM has found a way to bypass the COMEX re-entry process, making the transfer of bars from SLV to COMEX and vice-versa extremely simple.

By SD Contributor SRSrocco:

While it is true that the gold & silver miners have underperformed the bullion… I believe we are going to see a different story in these stocks in the next several years.  Right now, you can’t give the da*n things away.  Of course, it’s not as bad as the end of 2008… early 2009, but the sentiment is pretty bad.

I believe the gold and silver miners have been hammered… yes.  I disagree with many of those on KWN that the stocks are way UNDERVALUED… they AIN’T

I believe the stocks are being properly valued to the price of the metals… however, we all know the metals are manipulated.
Once we start to see the revaluation of GOLD to some trade settlement backing and we have a devaluation of the dollar, there will be a huge run into precious metals… probably before hand as well as the stocks.
Money will have to flow into gold and silver stocks.

sprottOur friend Eric Sprott of Sprott Asset Management was interviewed by TrimTab’s Charles Biderman over the weekend.  Biderman, who previously has recommended investors purchase GLD and SLV for gold and silver exposure, receives an education on paper vs. physical by Sprott.

Sprott informs Biderman on Doc’s rule of If You Don’t Hold It, You Don’t Own It!, stating:  Always have access to your physical!

Sprott’s full interview below:

silverSilver investors are likely familiar with Warren Buffet’s foray into physical silver, and how he was forced out of his 130 million ounce silver position in 2006- roughly the same time-frame as the launch of the silver ETF SLV. 
Could buffet be attempting to re-enter the silver market, under the cover of solar energy? 
MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway has announced a deal with SunPower to build two solar projects in California’s Antelope Valley totaling $2.5 billion- the largest solar project in history.
Perhaps our friend Blythe should take notice that production is scheduled to begin Q1 2013.

Blythe and Jamie appear to be tying up loose ends, as JP Morgan has reportedly won regulatory approval for the US copper ETF, the JPM XF Physical Copper Trust.


JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) won regulatory approval for the first U.S. exchange-traded fund backed by physical copper, which some industrial users said may disrupt the market.