Mexico is debating the monetization of the Silver Libertad. If the government south of the border turns talk into action, it would be a complete and total game changer for the entire world…

There are 20 trillion problems in the United States, but the Debt Ceiling limiting government spending ain’t one. Here are the most serious problems in the economy right now…

This ain’t grandma plunking a Morgan Dollar into the milk jug. That’s too old-school. This is cutting-age tech that’s all about health and safety. Yet again: SILVER TO THE RESCUE!

Copper has struggled of late, and many are convinced the bull market was more of a bear rally. Greg Guenthner is not so sure the bull is done and shares why he is still going to ride this one out…

Leaked details of the new iPhone and Apple Watch are making the rounds. The release of the iPhone on September 12 is important because the retail demand will be an indication of how the consumption-based economy is doing at street level. Here’s the latest…

Hurricane Irma could be temporarily devastating to physical gold & silver supplies. Public information including the storm surge map from the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management shows that gold and silver refiners are at serious risk

We are keeping a close eye on supply, and now, official sales numbers are re-affirming the analysis. With just two days worth of September data, physical demand is picking up steam, and faster than Irma can hurl a beach chair…

Gasoline futures spiking, oil production halted, and tankers sitting in the Gulf waiting to drop off their oil. Confused about what hurricanes really mean for oil? Here’s some cause-and-effect that will blow you away (figuratively of course), crucial info as we stare down the eye of another monster hurricane…

Adam Hamilton dives deep into the fundamentals. In this thorough analysis, Adam breaks down what has been going on with silver mining, but more importantly, he explains what to look for as we wind down 2017…

One of them you can’t control, one of them they think they can control, and one of them shows just how bad our economy is out-of-control, and it’s not about price gouging…

Inflation Warning: Gas prices are exploding higher and there are immediate shortages, and it’s not just in Texas. The life-blood of the American economy is about to get much more expensive, and that means everything else is about to cost a whole lot more…

Any shortage in the physical gold or silver markets like in 2015 and “premiums” will quickly skyrocket. People buying gasoline in Texas are learning the hard way just what happens to price when something becomes scarce…

silver barsOne of the first things you learn when studying economics is the law of supply and demand, defined as follows: “In a competitive market, prices are determined by the interaction of supply and demand: an increase in supply will lower prices if not accompanied by increased demand, and an increase in demand will raise prices unless accompanied by increased supply.”  This is ECON 101 and it’s a fairly simply concept to grasp.

Now let’s take a look at the silver market with this concept in mind.  With regard to physical demand, we see that silver has been incredibly strong both on an absolute and relative basis.
Over the past 12-18 months we’ve witnessed the following: