Jan 10

Limited Edition Silver Proof (ZeroHedge, Jan 10, 2012):

Commissioner Bart Chilton of the CFTC gave an interview this week with Jim Puplava that should interest you.

A number of subscribers asked me if I would comment on what Commissioner Chilton had to say. In commenting, I can’t help but try to be as objective as possible. For the record, I commend Chilton for the role he has taken on the important issues, like position limits, concentration and in addressing allegations of manipulation in silver. He is the only commissioner to have done so. I believe there would be no ongoing silver investigation were it not for him. I think he is one of the good guys and I started writing to him about these issues in 2007.

I agree with most of what Commissioner Chilton had to say, particularly about concentration and position limits and manipulation. I’m glad the interview was mostly about potential manipulation in the silver market. I’m going to skip over all the things I agree with Chilton on and confine my remarks to where I disagree with him. Agreement can be boring. Even though the disagreements are few, I believe they go to the heart of the matter.

Chilton pointed out that it is difficult to prove manipulation in a court of law. He indicated that there are three elements necessary to prove manipulation – the intent to manipulate, the ability to manipulate and the success in the manipulation. I accept his legal definition. Where I respectfully disagree with him is in the degree of difficulty in establishing all three elements in the silver manipulation.

Let’s go through the three elements.

Let’s forget for a moment that silver has been under investigation by the CFTC’s Enforcement Division for almost three and a half years and that countless civil lawsuits have been filed against JPMorgan for allegations of silver manipulation in 2008. Let’s just focus on the last year, when silver experienced two separate 35% price declines in a matter of days. Such a decline in a world commodity for no observable reason. Yet it happened twice in silver within months.

As I have written recently, as a result of the second silver price takedown in September, a tight-knit group of commercials traders bought the equivalent of 165 million ounces in net COMEX futures contracts on the price decline. This is equal to 22% of the world’s annual 740 million oz silver mine production. These same traders came close to buying the same amount in the big May silver price decline as well. This is an extraordinary amount of silver futures, much larger than any manipulative long position attributed to the Hunt Bros. in 1980. It is not possible to buy such a large amount of silver by accident. It had to be intentional. There is the element of intent that Commissioner Chilton speaks of.

The next element necessary to prove manipulation is the ability to manipulate by a concentrated position or otherwise (collusion among different traders). It would seem that the ability to manipulate is also self-evident, as it has been done on more than one occasion in silver. This also ties into Commissioner Chilton’s third element, namely, success being brought about by intent and the ability to manipulate. It couldn’t have been more successful for the COMEX commercial crooks than the results they achieved (at great cost to innocent investors and traders).

I think the problem that Commissioner Chilton and the agency are having is that they have convinced themselves they need proof by wire-taps and emails and other incriminating documentation (like actual confessions) before they can prove manipulation in silver. But the COMEX commercial crooks are not likely to accommodate them. The Commission has something better than that already in hand, namely, the very data that I rely on in analyzing the market. The Commission should stop wishing and waiting for evidence to drop out of the sky and just study the COT and Bank Participation statistics that they produce on a regular basis.

Because it appears so easy for the Commission to prove a silver manipulation on the basis of the three elements outlined by Commissioner Chilton, my guess is that there is something else holding the agency back from ending this scam. They just don’t want to end it. Perhaps there is a political motive or the knowledge that JPMorgan and the CME may be too big to sue. It’s hard to see how the three elements can’t be proved by the public data.

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Dec 29


YouTube Added: 20.12.2011

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Kyle Bass at AmeriCatalyst 2011, which took place Nov. 6-8, 2011, in Austin, Texas.

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Dec 14

Gerald Celente (not only) on MF Global:

Gerald Celente: ‘IT’S FASCIST. CAN’T YOU SEE IT?’ – ‘It’s A TAKEOVER’ – ‘Hail Obama!’ – ‘The United States Has Become One Big Warsaw Ghetto’

Gerald Celente Endorses Ron Paul For President – ‘The Entire Economic System Is Collapsing’ – ‘Fascism Has Come To America In Every Form’ (Video – Nov. 29, 2011)

Jim Rogers on QE 3:

Jim Rogers: QE NEVER STOPPED – The Fed Is Lying About QE 3 – Rising Money Supply Proves There Is QE 3 – On MF Global (Video)

For your information.


Explosive Interview Jim Willie “JP Morgan Crashed MF Global to Avert COMEX Failure, they stole all the accounts that were going to take delivery” (Sherry Questioning All, Dec. 13, 2011):

This is an absolutely Explosive Interview Silver Doctors has that Jim Willie of the Golden Jackass
did with Bull Market Thinking.

Silver Doctor has allowed me to reproduce the transcript of what they have on the page in regards to what Jim Willie said about MF Global.

If this is true then this is completely Explosive and the Comex and JP Morgan stole everyone’s money to avoid a default!  But don’t expect the government to hold them accountable, especially since the Judge assigned the trustee for MF Global that is a counsel for JP Morgan.

Portions of Jim Willie’s interview with Bull Market Thinking:

The YouTube videos of the interview are at the bottom.

We had a COMEX system failure in November.  COMEX was ready to default on gold and silver in November.  Rather than honor delivery demands in gold and silver- JP Morgan simply stole the money in the accounts that were going to stand for delivery.  They had their pockets picked while they were standing in line at the delivery window.  Notices of delivery were replaced at stolen accounts!

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Jun 13

- JP Morgue and HSBS INCREASED Their Silver Short Position By 10 MILLION Ounces In May (June 10, 2011):

If a rational trader found himself massively on the wrong side of a major bull market, one would expect that trader to take extreme steps to COVER his short position during a sell-off of 36% of said commodity.  This is only rational.

In perhaps the best evidence of silver manipulation to date, the CFTC’s Bank Participation Report for June shows that from May 4th to June 7th, the silver short position held by 4 large US banks increased from 20,613 to 22,628 short contracts.  This means that the 4 largest US banks increased their short silver position from 103,065,000 ounces when silver was trading near $50 in early May, to 113,140,000 on June 7th.

Basically, The Morgue and HSBS ADDED 10 MILLION OUNCES OF SILVER TO THEIR SHORT POSITIONS WHILE SILVER DECLINED 36% IN PRICE!

Lets look at this another way.  COMEX silver inventories are down to 28.7 million ounces. This means that in 1 months time, The Morgue and HSBS have added NEW short positions equal to 1/3 of the remaining physical silver supply on the COMEX.

This means that these 4 US banks are currently short roughly 4x the amount of silver remaining on the COMEX.

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May 08

‘BTFD!’ (Buy the f****ing dip!)

(… but only in the form of physical gold and silver.)


30 years ago, Bunker Hunt, while trying to demand delivery for virtually every single silver bar in existence, and getting caught in the middle of a series of margin hikes (sound familiar), accused the Comex (as well as the CFTC and the CBOT) of changing the rules in the middle of the game (and was not too happy about it). Whether or not this allegation is valid is open to debate. We do know that “testimony would reveal that nine of the 23 Comex board members held short contracts on 38,000,000 ounces of silver. With their 1.88 billion dollar collective interest in having the price go down, it is easy to see why Bunker did not view them as objective.” One wonders how many short positions current Comex board members have on now. Yet by dint of being a monopoly, the Comex had and has free reign to do as it pleases: after all, where can futures investors go? Nowhere… at least until now. In precisely 9 days, on May 18, the Hong Kong Mercantile exchange will finally offer an alternative to the Comex and its alleged attempts at perpetual precious metals manipulation.

From Commodity Online:

The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) has received authorisation from the Securities and Futures Commission and will make its trading debut on May 18, 2011 with the 1-kilo gold futures contract offered in US dollars with physical delivery in Hong Kong.

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May 05

At this rate, tomorrow, for the first time, we will see a 32 handle in Comex registered silver ounces, where apparently despite the massive drubbing in paper silver, demand for physical inexplicably persists.

Speculators to be blamed for this in 5…4…3…

Longer-term:

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May 05

“The fastest way to collapse a recent run up in prices is to choke off the ability of those with leveraged long paper positions to raise cash. Another way is to rapidly hike margins; those with insufficient ready cash will be forced to liquidate. As they liquidate to meet margin calls, prices fall, and it creates a cycle which feeds on itself. I have no explanation for the recent ramp up in silver prices any more than I have an idea of where spot silver prices eventually hit bottom.”
Janet Tavakoli

Janet Tavakoli is the president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, a Chicago-based firm that provides consulting to financial institutions and institutional investors. Ms. Tavakoli has more than 20 years of experience in senior investment banking positions, trading, structuring and marketing structured financial products. She is a former adjunct associate professor of derivatives at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. Author of: Credit Derivatives & Synthetic Structures (1998, 2001), Collateralized Debt Obligations & Structured Finance (2003), Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations (John Wiley & Sons, September 2008). Tavakoli’s book on the causes of the global financial meltdown and how to fix it is: Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street (Wiley, 2009).

See also:

Mike Krieger of KAM LP on Gold And Silver, Exposes ‘The Big Lie’


Silver Keeps Falling After Hours, Down More Than 11% On the Day (Wall Street Journal):

Silver selling continued after the official Comex market close, sending poor man’s gold down more than 11% on the day to $34.980. Silver has lost nearly 30% this week.

And the pressure may continue. At the close today, CME, which owns Comex, will enforce a 16.7% increasing in trading deposit requirements. That means speculators in the benchmark 5,000-ounce silver contract will now be asked to put up $18,900 per contract to open a position, and maintain $14,000 of that to keep the contract overnight.

Investors must exit positions if they can’t afford the higher margins requirements. The exchange raises margins during times of high volatility to ensure market participants are adequately capitalized.

Silver traded as high as $48 at the start of the week. It is still up more than 100% in the last year.

Gold, Silver Prices Free Fall on Dollar Rally, Margin Hikes (The Street):

NEW YORK (TheStreet ) — Silver prices tanked after another margin hike from the CME and a stronger U.S. dollar, taking Gold prices along for the ride.

Gold for June delivery plummeted $33.90 to close at $1,481.40 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, but has fallen as much as $45 in after hours trading. The gold price has broken through $1,500, trading as high as $1,522.10 and as low as $1,471.80. The spot gold price was down almost $50, according to Kitco’s gold index.

Gold, Silver Pummeled; End In Sight? (Barron’s)

Gold, silver slump on new margin hike, stronger dollar (Xinhua)

Commodity Crunch Hitting Miners, Energy and ETFs (Wall Street Journal)

Gold settles under $1500, silver trades 8% lower (MarketWatch)

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Apr 23

It has been done before (here, here and here) and it certainly will be done again. In the meantime, here is Adolf, reprising in his now traditional role as Jamie Dimon, learning that the Comex is out of silver.


Added: 20.04.2011

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/22/2011 08:52 -0400

Source: ZeroHedge

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Apr 18

Concerns that the sovereign debt crisis may be entering a new phase and the risk of contagion has seen peripheral eurozone bonds fall sharply and the euro fall against major currencies and gold today.

Sovereign debt risk, global inflation concerns, geopolitical risk, disappointing European earnings and concerns about Japan’s coming reporting season have seen equities weaken and new record nominal highs for gold and silver (all time and 31 year).

Greek bond yields have continued their relentless march higher and have risen above 14.07% (10 year) and Portuguese debt (10 year) has risen to a  euro era record over 9.27%.Spanish and Irish debt are also under pressure this morning.

Euro gold has been in a range between €900 and €1,070 for nearly a year (since last May – see chart) and this period of consolidation looks set to come to an end as gold pushes higher. Once the technical resistance at the record high of €1,072/oz (12/28/10) is breached, gold will challenge €1,100/oz .

In the current bull market, euro gold has seen many long periods of correction and consolidation prior to rapid gains and sharp moves upwards. The length of the recent correction (almost a year) suggests that the coming move could be very sharp and see gold rise to €1,200/oz in the coming weeks.

Gold is increasingly being seen as the superior currency in a world of trillion dollar and euro deficits and bailouts. Indeed, the printing and electronic creation of billion and trillions of the major paper currencies is increasingly making gold and silver the currencies of last resort.

Governments and central banks are debasing currencies through bailouts, deficit spending and quantitative easing which is leading to a massive increase in the supply of fiat currencies. Precious metals are rare and finite and this is why major currencies are falling in value versus gold and silver.

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Mar 25

The previous parts:
JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained (Part 1-4)



Added: 25.03.2011

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Mar 24

There is nothing inherently wrong and certainly nothing “illegal” about J.P. Morgan Chase gaining a vault license for storing and taking delivery of gold/silver/platinum/palladium from the futures markets known as NYMEX/COMEX. However, the speed, timing and manner in which the exchanges just granted it troubles us.

The process of being approved as a licensed vault or weigh-master/assayer for the NYMEX/COMEX futures exchange usually involves a careful security inspection of the vaults, a full report of that inspection, and a completely transparent package submitted to the U.S. Commodity Futures Exchange Commission (CFTC) for approval. This process will ordinarily consume considerably more than 45 days. Apparently, such correct and careful practices apply only to banks and independent storage facilities that are not J.P. Morgan Chase.

Some vault operators are more equal than others. JPM appears immune from processes that everyone else must suffer through. On March 15, 2011, the Commodity Exchange (COMEX) and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) advised the CFTC that they had approved J.P. Morgan’s application to become a licensed vault facility, using a “self-certification” process. The newly licensed vault, located at 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, NY, NY, is ready to roll as both “weighmaster” and depository, for delivery of gold, silver, platinum and palladium contracts, as of March 17, 2011, two days later.

As a smaller player, the NYSE-Liffe exchange uses COMEX licensed depositories for delivery and storage of its metals. The new JPM vault, therefore, will also qualify to accept delivery of metal coming from the maturity of NYSE-Liffe gold and silver futures contracts, including the smaller 1,000 ounce silver contract.

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Mar 11

Additional recommended reading:

The Silver Bullet And The Silver Shield (Must-read!)

Best Article on Silver in Ten Years!:

Bob, of 321gold.com, is part of the problem. He would rather not publish well researched facts, to “save his readers” from buying into what he thinks was a near term top that might see a 10% pullback. He doesn’t want his readers to buy into a top; to protect his readers, or to protect his reputation? OK, I hope I helped to expose him for what he is. Apparently, Bob was trying to protect his readers from the risk of buying silver at $6/oz., too! HA HA!!

Listening to Liars (Bob Moriarty – 321gold)


The Silver Rocket:

(I have already been accused of “showing my ass and shaking my pom poms” for silver by 321Gold.com. I figured I would spend the month of March cheering on silver from the sidelines, since I am not a player ;)

I made the prediction that silver would hit $50 by the end of March. This prediction was based off of a possible CRIMEX default of physical silver in the delivery month of March. By all accounts we are already looking pretty good with a 4% jump on Friday to $35.67. There are rumors that silver is already $50 at the CRIMEX and that JP Morgue is paying 80% premiums not to take delivery in the crucial month of March. There are only 40 million ounces available for delivery and little under $1.5 billion would expose this greatest of frauds.

I believe that we just are in the early stages of a Mania Phase in Silver. So I put a chart together to put this silver market into perspective.

As always, I want to warn all of you “greedy, little bastards” to be very careful of this silver bull. This is a very volatile market and I know of many investors that got wiped out in 2008. There are big market makers that can turn the silver market on a dime. Remember, the market can stay irrational longer than you can remain solvent. If you need further analysis of silver fundamentals, I suggest you read the Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield. Continue reading »

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Mar 10


* Hedge fund boss says more dollars flows favor silver

* Wary of investing in base metal due to uncertain economy


TORONTO, March 8 (Reuters) – Silver is likely to keep outperforming gold thanks to strong dollar flows, though both are still good investments compared with copper and other base metals, according to Eric Sprott, the hedge-fund manager and Canadian investment guru.

“I watch where the money goes and the money’s going into silver. There’s as much money going into silver as into gold in dollar terms,” said Sprott in an interview with Reuters.

Sprott, who heads Toronto-based hedge-fund Sprott Asset Management, said it is important to note that silver available to buy is relatively scarce in terms of value, and that bodes well for further gains.

“There is 75 times more dollars worth of gold to buy than silver, but the money’s going in one to one,” says Sprott, while speaking on the sidelines of an investor event held in conjunction with the annual PDAC mining convention in Toronto.

Silver stocks in COMEX warehouses are near their lowest since April 2006, when the metal traded at $5 an ounce. Demand for silver coins has also picked up, especially in the United States, where it was at record levels early this year.

“My biggest thing is silver — I think silver is going to go up a lot here. Gold’s right in there, but not as good as silver,” said Sprott, following a presentation to hundreds of investors in a resplendent ballroom at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel.

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Mar 08

Here’s an extended excerpt from the Weekly Review sent to subscribers on March 5 –

The big surprise was in the silver COT, where the big 4 increased their net short position by 3000 contracts on the previously mentioned reduction of 1300 contracts in the total commercial net short position. This increase in the big four’s short position broke the pattern of a reduction in the concentrated short silver position that had been in force for months. The increase in the concentrated short silver position was so unexpected by me that I thought, at first, it must have been a mistake. Since the Bank Participation Report was released late yesterday, an hour or two after the COT, my first thought in the interim was that it would not be JPMorgan increasing its concentrated short position, but most likely the other three entities in the big four. After all, with all the negative attention (and losses) accruing to JPMorgan and its big silver short position, there would be no way JPM would have accounted for the 3000 contract increase in the COT for the big four.

If the silver COT was a surprise, then the Bank Participation Report was a shocker. There was a net increase in the US bank category of 6000 contracts to 25,000 held net short in silver. JPMorgan’s net silver short position, which had decreased by 11,000 contracts over the preceding three months to 19,000, had suddenly ballooned to 25,000 contracts (125 million ounces). From my reading of both these reports, it appears that the big increase in silver short selling by JPM took place during the last COT reporting week, even for the BP Report. Before I continue, let me explain that I consider JPMorgan to effectively account for all or the bulk of the entire US bank category in the Bank Participation Report for a variety of mathematical reasons. However, it matters little if there is another US bank also holding a significant net short position in COMEX silver, as all that would mean is that two US banks are colluding to manipulate the price of silver and not just one bank acting alone.

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Mar 07

Must-see:

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained (Part 1-4)


(New York Times) — As Americans know all too well by this point, commodity prices — for corn, wheat, soybeans, crude oil, gold and even farmland — have been going through the roof for what seems like forever. There are many causes, primarily supply and demand pressures driven by fears about the unrest in the Middle East, the rise of consumerism in China and India, and the Fed’s $600 billion campaign to increase the money supply.

Nonetheless, how to explain the price of silver? In the past six months, the value of the precious metal has increased nearly 80 percent, to more than $34 an ounce from around $19 an ounce. In the last month alone, its price has increased nearly 23 percent. This kind of price action in the silver market is reminiscent of the fortune-busting, roller-coaster ride enjoyed by the Hunt Brothers, Nelson Bunker and William Herbert, back in 1970s and early 1980s when they tried unsuccessfully to corner the market. When the Hunts started buying silver in 1973, the price of the metal was $1.95 an ounce. By early 1980, the brothers had driven the price up to $54 an ounce before the Federal Reserve intervened, changed the rules on speculative silver investments and the price plunged. The brothers later declared bankruptcy.

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Feb 25

See also:

Eric Sprott on Silver: ‘THERE IS NOTHING LEFT’

Fractal Analysis Suggests Silver to Reach $52 – $56 by May – June 2011

Silver Backwardation Now ‘Unprecedented 73 Cents’


The last time we presented the silver backwardation chart, it was “only” $0.50 or so between the front month and the long end. In the week since then the difference has jumped to what we believe is a new record of $1.50 or so.

Now that the CBOE is issuing CEBOs and allowing plain Jane investors to bet on imminent corporate bankruptcies, would it be so kind to issue a contract or two on the COMEX… Pretty please?

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Feb 25

Yesterday I said:

“Today was the option expiration on the Comex, and those options which are ‘in the money’ and have not been settled for cash are now converted to March futures positions.

Depending on the size and distribution of those conversions we may see some ‘action’ in the front month because they are sometimes notoriously weak hands and will receive at least one ‘gut check.'”

And a gut check to run the stops was very obviously delivered in the afternoon trading session at the Comex and across the monthly contracts.

This is remniscent of the ‘Dr. Evil’ strategy that got Citi warned and fined in Europe a few years ago. Memories of Citi’s Eurobond Manipulation At the time one of the defenses offered by an ex-pat trader was ‘in the US everybody does it.’ Has JPM taken up the trading strategy that Citi once made infamous? And why would banks be trading for themselves in markets with players they help to finance, and with public money?

Large players can come into a relatively small market and drive the price by selling in size, running the stops which they often can see through positional advantage, and essentially bomb the market, manipulating the price in the short term to their advantage. The profit is made through derivative and correlated bets that depend on the price of the metal, index, or bond such as shorts on mining stocks, currencies, bonds, etc.

This is why the ‘uptick rule’ in stocks served a purpose, and why regulators are in place to keep an eye on big players with deep pockets and a far reach. In a properly regulated market the CFTC would immediatly pull the trading records for today and track the big sellers, and inquire as to the reasons for their sudden selling.

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Feb 22


With silver trading at a new multi-decade high trading above $34 and gold up almost $20 breaking above $1,400, King World News today interviewed John Hathaway, Senior Managing Director of the Tocqueville Gold Fund. Hathaway stated, “What I strongly believe is that the amount of paper we are seeing traded in both gold and silver on the Comex and in the derivatives market is nonsense. It has to be something in the order of 100 to 1. The fact that the market is moving today when the Comex is closed tells me it is not New York that is doing this, it is physical demand.”

Hathaway continues:

“I think it is just a tight market. There have been reports of some difficulty regarding physical availability of silver. Retail interest is being driven even further by the price action in silver.

Silver has broken out to the upside and because of that you have technical buying and short covering. This could in fact be a short squeeze.

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Full article here: King World News

More on gold and silver:

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Feb 16


JP Morgan’s Blythe Masters

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained (Part 1-4)


Illuminati silver market manipulation worked for all these years, …


… until now as JP Morgan’s bullets turn to dust.


Crash JP Morgan! Buy Silver!


With gold up over $10 and silver attacking multi-decade highs, the London Source has given King World News major news on the activities of the Asian buyers, “Not only have the the Asian buyers been purchasing large numbers of shares of the ETF GLD in order to take delivery of gold, but they have now in fact decided to buy SLV with the intention to take physical delivery of silver directly from that ETF.”

The London Source continues:

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Another complicating factor is that there are currently 16.12 million shares short on SLV. This is an increase of almost 2 million ounces over the prior reading. In other words BlackRock will also have to make sure that this silver which has been borrowed will be returned.

We have serious backwardation, a supply shortage, short interest growing on SLV and now we have the Chinese waking up to the fact that there is metal in SLV and saying, ‘let’s go get it.’ Let’s not forget the paltry inventories on the Comex. Any short would have to be frightened by that data.

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It will be very interesting to see which option the shorts take here, but for now the wind is in their face and we will look to see if silver can clear $31 on good volume. The London Source closed with this question, “If you were a for-profit trader yourself and you were short here, what would you do?”

Full article here: King World News

Maybe the elitists have no problem sacrificing their JP Morgan Illuminati bank pawn (or any other pawn), maybe they want to do exactly that, to create chaos.

After all the elitists own almost all gold and silver and chaos would financially benefit them a lot and also their NWO agenda.

They want to bankrupt America, destroy the US dollar and turn the US into a Third-World country, making Americans so poor that they have no will left to stop their New World Order.

The elitists have just elongated the crisis, because the people didn’t stood up to them.

They got away with every bailout and every imaginable looting of the people.

So of course they have prolonged the crisis, making the coming collapse a whole lot worse.

And …

“The best time to buy is when blood is running in the street.”
– Nathan M. Rothschild

More on gold and silver:

Gold:

Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista Reaffirms $1 Billion Bid for Ventana Gold

Americans Will Flock Into $5,000 Gold and $500 Silver

Chinese Have A New Method To Buy Massive Amounts Of Physical Gold, Bypassing Comex And Any Form Of Delivery Limits And Problems

Gold This Decade!!!

‘GoldNomics’: Cash or Gold Bullion?

George Soros’ and John Paulson’s Biggest Holding Is GOLD

China, Russia, Iran are Dumping the Dollar, Buy Gold And Silver

Gold and Gold Mining Shares As a Percentage of Global Assets or ‘The Once In a Lifetime Ride’

Silver:

COMEX Silver Inventories Drop To 4 Year Low. COMEX Default Or Hunt Brothers Redux?

This Past Week in Gold and Silver

‘US Silver Term Structure Inverts As Supply Tightens’ – Reuters Article On Silver Backwardation

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained (Part 1-4)

Silver Bullion Backwardation Suggests Supply Stress

Silver Lease Rates Rise Sharply – Bond Yields in Portugal Rise to Record

Perth Mint Has Run Out of 100 Ounce SILVER Bars for at least 6 Weeks!!!

Silver Breaks Its Golden Shackles And More Signs of Silver Shortages

$6,000 Silver and the ONE BANK

Canada’s Biggest Bullion Bank Scotia Mocatta: ALL SILVER BARS SOLD OUT

US Mint Sells Absolute Record 6.4 Million Ounces Of Silver In January, 50% More Than Previous Highest Month

Eric Sprott: Expect $50 Silver, Gold Possibly $2,150 by Spring

US Mint Reports Unprecedented Buying Spree Of Physical Silver

BullionVault.com Runs Out Of Silver In Germany

Silver: Shortage This Decade, Will Be Worth More Than Gold (!!!)

Silver Derivatives – China and JP Morgan

Max Keiser: Want JP Morgan to Crash? Buy Silver!

Max Keiser: Crash JP Morgan – Buy Silver!

JPMorgan Silver Manipulation Explained (Must-See!)

And don’t forget to do this (!!!)…

James G. Rickards of Omnis Inc.: Get Your Gold Out Of The Banking System

… or …

US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS TOLD BANKS – IN WRITING – IT MAY INSPECT SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES WITHOUT WARRANT AND SIEZE ANY GOLD, SILVER, GUNS OR OTHER VALUABLES IT FINDS INSIDE THOSE BOXES!

Related information:

Alert: Get Out of Your Dollar Assets Now!!!

The Ultimate Cost of 0% Money

These Central Banks Are Printing Money – Prepare Yourself

Quantitative Easing Explained

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Feb 15

Silver Bullion COMEX Stocks at 4-Year Low as Backwardation Deepens

Gold and silver are higher after last week’s 1% and 3.5% gains in dollars. Silver is particularly strong again this morning and the euro has come under pressure as bonds in Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Greece continue to rise. While Asian equity markets were higher, European indices have given up early gains.

Silver’s backwardation has deepened with spot silver at $30.16/oz, March 2011 contract at $30.13/oz and April’s at $30.00/oz. While spot silver has risen nearly 1% so far today, the July 2012 futures contract was down 0.187% to $29.81/oz.

The gradual drain of COMEX silver inventories seen in recent months continues and COMEX silver inventories are at 4 year lows. Total dealer inventory is now 42.16 million ounces and total customer inventory is now at 60.68 million ounces, giving a combined total of 102.847 million ounces.

The small size of the physical silver market is seen in the fact that at $30 per ounce, the COMEX silver inventories are only worth some $3 billion. The US government is now paying some $4 billion a day merely on the interest charges for the national debt. It is also the same value as Twitter’s new venture round of financing or Ford’s debt pay down in the first quarter.


Comex Silver Inventory Data

Talk of a default on the COMEX is premature but the scale of current investment demand and industrial demand, especially from China, is such that it is important to monitor COMEX warehouse stocks.

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