Record Silver Backwardation Spells Danger for US Dollar

James Turk:

We’re now at a record backwardation in silver in terms of length of time.  I think what we need to do is compare what is happening now to 2009 when silver was in backwardation the last time.  Over a period of just about two months silver rose 40% from approximately $10 to $14, and that rise in price eliminated the backwardation.”

“But here is the really stunning thing this time Eric, we’ve gone from $27 to over $37, again about a 40% rise in price and the backwardation is still there.  It hasn’t disappeared.  So what that suggests to me is that there is tremendous physical demand for silver.  This is a very, very rare event and it’s very bullish.

I don’t remember ever seeing anything like this before and this has real implications for the dollar because one of the other interviews that we did a while back I was saying if silver stays in a prolonged period of backwardation, what we really have to watch for is if gold goes into backwardation.  Because if gold goes into backwardation then it’s all over for the dollar.

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