Silver Speculations: From Nelson Bunker Hunt To Warren Buffett

(Video length 00:44:14)

SBTV had a great conversation with Professor William L. Silber, a Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Tune in for an inside look into the speculative silver trades of the Hunt brothers and Warren Buffett and why they did it!

Prof William Silber is also the author of The Story of Silver How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

Discussed in this interview:

  • 05:03 The story of the Hunt brothers and their silver
  • 07:55 Why the price of silver rose to $50 in 1980
  • 12:24 Warren Buffett pouncing on silver in 1997
  • 15:42 Comparing the silver trade of Warren Buffett and the Hunt brothers
  • 23:37 What Professor Silber recalled about the Nixon Shock of 1971
  • 25:43 The 50-year fiat currency experiment
  • 29:32 How are precious metals an insurance
  • 33:38 Should fiat currencies always have a link to gold or silver?

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