Most Americans didn’t realize it, but something BIG changed in the U.S. gold market in the beginning of 2017.  While precious metals sentiment and buying in the U.S. has dropped off considerably in the first quarter of 2017, the East continues to acquire gold, HAND OVER FIST.

$100-Dollar-Printing-vs-Gold-Production-Jan-Jun-2015When the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) complete their new trade settlement system, this will put a serious hurt on the perceived value of the U.S. Dollar.  This is precisely why it is wise to own physical gold and silver assets outside the banking system.  If you own paper gold or silver located at a bank vault, chances are the metal may not be there when you finally ask for it.
Time to make sure you own the REAL MONEY.

U.S. Retirement Market 1974-2014The once great U.S. Empire is now in big trouble.  The U.S. Empire is on its last legs. 
At some point, we will not be able to trade worthless Fiat Dollars for our oil imports.  Falling domestic oil production, on top of falling oil imports will wreak havoc on the U.S. Economy and most paper and physical assets.  Thus, the collapse of the U.S. Retirement Market will cause an EPIC SURGE in the price of gold.
This is why it is best to see the WRITING ON THE WALL and invest in gold and silver before its impossible to acquire the metal. 

SILVER COT Chart 4 YearThere is no limit to how high the value of gold and silver could reach as the Greatest Paper Ponzi Scheme in history collapses.
Something strange is going on in the silver market.  There is no reason the U.S. should be importing a record amount of silver bullion as Silver Eagle sales are flat year-over-year, industrial silver consumption is likely lower, and the COMEX silver inventories didn’t really increase that much during the first quarter of 2015.
This makes the huge increase in the Commercial Net Short quite interesting. Something BIG IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO SILVER
The real question is… WHICH WAY WILL IT GO?

Total Global Conventional Paper Assets 2014There are 105 trillion reasons to own silver.  Very few investors in the world realize this, which makes it one of most undervalued assets in the world.  While the paper price of silver could go a bit lower, it’s forming a bottom while the major stock indexes are developing the BIGGEST TOPS in history.
When the MAD RUSH out of paper assets and into physical commences, you will wished you listened to one of these 105 TRILLION reasons: 

A financial system based on paper assets, extreme leverage and debt require economic expansion to be sustainable.  Thus, the majority of investors do not realize they have sunk their wealth into a CAPITAL SINK.  A sink that will only drain in one direction–DOWN.
An individual needs to understand why most paper assets will be in severe trouble in the future and why its also important to move into physical assets.  I believe gold and silver are two of the most safest physical assets to own going forward.

Mexico Silver Production 2013 vs 2014Mexico is the largest silver producer in the world.  The only two countries that come remotely close to Mexico’s number one ranking are Peru and China.  However, these countries trail Mexico by more than 50 million ounces.
According to the INEGI, Mexico produced a record 186 million ounces (Moz) of silver in 2013, but this declined to 184 Moz in 2014. 

Based on the historic 1960’s oil-silver ratio, the current price of silver should be $50 an ounce!
According to the 1960’s Oil-Silver ratio of 1.3/1, the price of silver would have peaked in 2011 at $85.58, and would still be $50 with the current price of a barrel of oil at $64
The U.S. & Global Retirement Markets are being propped up by the Fed and foreign central banks.  Without this continued manipulation, the value of most paper assets would implode.  Furthermore, the coming peak of global oil production will be the final nail in the CENTRAL BANK’S COFFIN.

As the value of the highly leveraged financial-derivatives market heads south in earnest, investors will be forced to move back into hard assets, such as the precious metals and commodities.
This will push the value of these assets up to levels thought unimaginable.

$50 silver is coming… however that will probably be just the beginning stage of a much higher price in the future.

In a surprising update, there were two large gold withdrawals from the Comex on Friday.
Not only were these large withdrawals, they came from Brinks and Scotia Mocatta’s Registered inventories.
Even though the Comex holds a total of 7.7 million ounces of gold, only 10% of this amount is stored in the registered category.
On Thursday, Brinks held 257,290 oz of gold and Scotia held 339.993 oz in their registered inventories. 
Then on Friday, when CME Group released an update on its Comex gold warehouse stocks, Brinks registered inventories declined 62,259 oz and Scotia Mocatta fell 87,849 oz- a MASSIVE 25% decline in 24 hours!