Investors looking to acquire 2015 Silver Eagles may just have a few more weeks to purchase the coins. If demand for Silver Eagles by the Authorized Dealers and investors remain strong over the next several weeks, we could see a record 47 million of the coins sold this year.
The final question asked of Ted Butler in our recent Q&A was in response to his claim that JPM has amassed a huge hoard of silver over the last 4 years…. The question is, can they do this?
Steve St. Angelo is an Independent researcher who started to invest in precious metals in 2002. Later on in 2008, he began researching areas of the gold and silver market that, curiously, the majority of the precious metal analyst community have left unexplored. These areas include how energy and the falling EROI – Energy Returned On Invested – stand to impact the mining industry, precious metals, paper assets, and the overall economy. His work can be seen on numerous online publications, but his website, SRSrocco Report, is highly regarded as one of the most invaluable publications of its kind in the sphere of precious metals and the economy.
The death of paper gold and silver has arrived, however the public doesn’t realize it yet. They will, it’s just a matter of time now. This is like the poor slob whose diet of McFats, Done-Kin Doughnuts and Cancerette smokes, is just one heart-attack away from being six-feet under. The paper precious metal market is also one serious fiat monetary attack away from certain death.
Eric Fier, President, CEO and Director of SilverCrest Metals, joins the show.
As a geological engineer and certified geologist, President Fier understands the mining business, from the ground up, literally.
SilverCrest Metals is a reset of the successful SilverCrest Mines, with the same management.
It’s early Monday morning at the San Francisco airport, eight hours after leaving Bix Weir’s fabulous “silver conspiracy event”; hosted by my indomitable long-time GATA compadre Bix Weir – who happens to be a fabulous singer - and his charming wife Amy, dressed to the nines in 1860s gold rush attire. On hand were 50 or so die hard believers in the noble, and eminently winnable causes of real money and free markets.
Silver cracked the $14 level in today’s session but managed to recover prior to the close. Some of the recovery was aided by the retreat of the US Dollar away from the magical 100 level basis the USDX.
Something quite interesting happened as the Federal Reserve increased its balance sheet from 2003 to 2012. As the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from $738 billion to $2.8 trillion by 2012, the price of silver increased to $30 that year. However, as the Fed continued to increase its balance sheet by printing money and acquiring worthless assets, the price of silver changed direction and headed lower over the next four years.
Silver prices and the management of perception economics, that's basically what MOPE stands for. I'm not sure if it was Jim Sinclair that coined that acronym. I think it was, but that's where I heard it for the first time. It's appropriate to have a subsection of propaganda for economics and finance, so this management of perception economics. It’s basically a system or an extension of generalized propaganda. You can also call it social engineering. You could call it a public relations campaign. In fact, public relations is just a PC term for propaganda. The specific type of propaganda that is associated with finance and economics is this management of perception economics.
Technically, it’s my day off; but given the relentless carnage in the global economy – and the most maniacal Precious Metal suppression in the 13½ years I’ve been watching – I feel as compelled to help you as to relieve myself by venting. And particularly this Friday, as I have seven pages of “horrible headlines” to filter in just the 18 hours since recording yesterday’s Audioblog, “crumbling before our eyes.” In other words, another day where it’s difficult to pinpoint a single topic – as literally, I could write separate articles on a half dozen “horrible headlines.”