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Silver Fever, Or Silver Fading?
We finally had a resolution, of sorts, in silver. Since April 13, we have had a falling price of silver (indicated as a rising price of the dollar, as measured in silver).
Silver Update: Scarcity Gets More Extreme
This is what backwardation is telling us. Silver has become scarce.
Buy Gold, Because…
Gold is more stable than the commodity most subject to geopolitical instability. And there has been a great geopolitical destabilization this year.
What The Heck Is Happening To Silver?
JP Morgan’s manipulation of gold and silver prices is the focus of discussion in the gold community again.
Rare Gold-Silver Crystal Sighting
Something has happened which has not occurred since 2009. The silver basis has gone way under the gold basis. This means silver is less abundant in the market than gold.
Bitcoin Volatility Is A Feature, Not A Bug
A look at the economics of bitcoin.
Will Interest Rate Hikes Fix Inflation?
When interest rates are too low, it causes a myriad of ills. When interest rates are falling, it inflicts a number of different kinds of damages.
The Silver Chart They Don’t Want You To See
Markets are complex. There is not only a large number of participants but also a large variety in the kinds of participants.
Forensic Analysis Of Fed Action On Silver Price
The last few days of trading in silver have been a wild ride. 
Time For A Silver Trade?
The price of silver has been going down, and then down some more. However, it’s been behaving differently than gold behind the scenes.
Oil, The Ruble And Gold Walk Into A Bar…Part III
A gold standard isn’t created or defined by having some determined ratio of paper currency to gold.
Oil, The Ruble And Gold Walk Into A Bar… Part II
The Russian central bank makes a bid on the commercial banks. This bid is below the global market price.
Oil, The Ruble, And Gold Walk Into A Bar…Part I
Russia’s central bank is now buying gold from Russian commercial banks, at a price of 5,000 rubles per gram.
The Halo Effect
It seems everything claims to be gold. Oil is black gold. Melted cheese is liquid gold. There’s even red gold, a tomato company.
Human Action In The Silver Market
There is an important arbitrage offered in the gold and silver markets: buy metal at the spot price and simultaneously sell short a futures contract at the futures price. This is called carrying metal.
Gold And Silver: Breaking Out? Or Breaking Down?
The silver price had gone from $24 to over $26 and the gold price was up about $50/oz over the same period. The rapid runup in prices was driven primarily by paper traders buying futures contracts (with leverage).
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