https://www.silverseek.com/commentaries/rss/131 Goldseek Commentaries en Perpetual Debt Slavery https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perpetual-debt-slavery-13720 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There is an unspoken difference between debt that is designed to be paid back and debt (disguised as perpetual flow) to finance pre-existing streams of debt service. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">There is an unspoken difference between debt that is designed to be paid back and debt (disguised as perpetual flow) to finance pre-existing streams of debt service. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The second type of debt is a Ponzi large enough to make Bernie Madoff blush.&nbsp; And crash the system. In the current system, debt is money for nothing used to create asset bubbles. Including the equity lift-off we see today. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Giving rise to the pump and dump scams that are very much alive and well.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perpetual-debt-slavery-13720" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:32:45 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13720 at https://www.silverseek.com The Countdown to Truth https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-truth-13713 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill Let’s take a look at this quote in the context of physical silver. I don&#039;t think it&#039;s going out a limb to say that physical silver represents a type of financial truth. The truth is incontrovertible. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">-Winston Churchill</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Let’s take a look at this quote in the context of physical silver. I don't think it's going out a limb to say that physical silver represents a type of financial truth. The truth is incontrovertible.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/countdown-truth-13713" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:11:55 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13713 at https://www.silverseek.com Just Blame the Banks https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/just-blame-banks-13689 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Central bank equals big private-publicly owned banks. The populace still holds a collective deference for the banks. The view that the political financial alliance is the problem is still a rare one. Always one step from conspiracy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“I think this is a time where people will look back on us and see it as a period of practically central bank worship.”</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">- Jim Grant</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Central bank equals big private-publicly owned banks. The populace still holds a collective deference for the banks. The view that the political financial alliance is the problem is still a rare one. Always one step from conspiracy.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/just-blame-banks-13689" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:17:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13689 at https://www.silverseek.com Cerulean Dollars - Go Deep or Go Home https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cerulean-dollars-go-deep-or-go-home-13664 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The dollar institution is much larger than the Fed, the Treasury or the entire basket of FOREX that derives relative values of backless currencies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“<em>We have deep depth.</em>”-Yoga Berra</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The dollar institution is much larger than the Fed, the Treasury or the entire basket of FOREX that derives relative values of backless currencies.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Market action makes market commentary. Few question price discovery -- instead they spend precious time trying to make the fundamentals fit the price. A backwards endeavour. We need to go deeper.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cerulean-dollars-go-deep-or-go-home-13664" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:39:51 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13664 at https://www.silverseek.com Truth, Consequences, and Confiscations https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/truth-consequences-and-confiscations-13641 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I think it&#039;s normal to have doubts - especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. Commenting on these markets over the last decade, I often wonder how long they can keep it all together. The entire house of cards has stood up much longer than anyone has expected. The next wave of investors will likely go through the almost reflexive reach for derivatives first. New investors, or would be long term holders, simply have an aversion and are well versed in the worlds of ETFs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">I think it's normal to have doubts - especially in rigged markets like this. Stockholm Syndrome creeps in and we begin questioning everything. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Commenting on these markets over the last decade, I often wonder how long they can keep it all together. The entire house of cards has stood up much longer than anyone has expected. The next wave of investors will likely go through the almost reflexive reach for derivatives first. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/truth-consequences-and-confiscations-13641" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:02:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13641 at https://www.silverseek.com Selling the Family Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/selling-family-silver-13633 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Purchasing and securing precious metals is easy. It&#039;s like stepping out of the river where you can see the mainstream headed for the big waterfall. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Purchasing and securing precious metals is easy. It's like stepping out of the river where you can see the mainstream headed for the big waterfall. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Figuring out when to jump back in the river and bring it back into the system is a whole other challenge. Some of the basic rules of investing to live by (that go along with cheap options with low downside and infinite upside), include: </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/selling-family-silver-13633" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:10:53 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13633 at https://www.silverseek.com Finding Zero https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/finding-zero-13607 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver market is always one day from panic. The same could be said for the bond market or the dollar. In the age of electronic price discovery and massive reckless monetary Imbalance anything can happen - and it probably will. It will happen whether by virtue of just in time delivery practices of the user or the massive (and very real short) concentration within the large commercial category of traders on the most important world price discovery exchange. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">- Nikola Tesla</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The silver market is always one day from panic. The same could be said for the bond market or the dollar. In the age of electronic price discovery and massive reckless monetary Imbalance anything can happen - and it probably will. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/finding-zero-13607" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13607 at https://www.silverseek.com Preparing for the Full Force of Reality https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/preparing-full-force-reality-13589 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The real economy is suffering and getting worse by the day. The imbalances created by giant finance will not go away, regardless of intervention. There is an odd phenomenon at work. Society is now fully accustomed to the disbelieving the gap. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The real economy is suffering and getting worse by the day. The imbalances created by giant finance will not go away, regardless of intervention.&nbsp; There is an odd phenomenon at work. Society is now fully accustomed to the disbelieving the gap. </span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">Yesterday, things were going well. The market went up in spite of itself. Tomorrow ought to be the same.&nbsp; Everything must be fine. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/preparing-full-force-reality-13589" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:31:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13589 at https://www.silverseek.com Will The Real Silver Commercials Stand Up? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-real-silver-commercials-stand-13583 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the more persistent flaws in the world&#039;s most important price discovery mechanism comes down to a simple question. How did it come to pass that banks were given access to the commercial category of traders? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">One of the more persistent flaws in the world's most important price discovery mechanism comes down to a simple question. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">How did it come to pass that banks were given access to the commercial category of traders?</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">It's a given that the market is rigged to high heaven. And it’s completely obvious by now how it is accomplished. They only folks left in denial about it have a direct incentive for ignoring it - usually an obvious one. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-real-silver-commercials-stand-13583" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:11 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13583 at https://www.silverseek.com Stuck Inside of the CME with the COMEX Blues Again https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stuck-inside-cme-comex-blues-again-13570 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Precious metals prices remain range-bound over the short-term after a devastating three year run. From a technical standpoint, it doesn&#039;t look great; we are stuck in this limbo of tightly controlled price limbo while the world continues to melt apart for the 99.9%. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Precious metals prices remain range-bound over the short-term after a devastating three year run.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">From a technical standpoint, it doesn't look great; we are stuck in this limbo of tightly controlled price limbo while the world continues to melt apart for the 99.9%.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">COMEX positioning for the big banks and speculators has not changed that much over the last few months.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stuck-inside-cme-comex-blues-again-13570" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:14:39 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13570 at https://www.silverseek.com The Great Silver Subsidization https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-silver-subsidization-13561 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Understanding precious metal price reality is like walking through a house of mirrors. I spend a lot of time examining eyeballs. The magnification required to focus light on the retina is very strong. This causes an inverted image. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Understanding precious metal price reality is like walking through a house of mirrors. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">I spend a lot of time examining eyeballs. The magnification required to focus light on the retina is very strong. This causes an inverted image. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">What I see in the lower right of my view is actually the upper left area of the patient's eye.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-silver-subsidization-13561" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:52:15 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13561 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and the Unmentionables https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-unmentionables-13540 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The purpose of a taboo is to avoid destruction. Those who do not respect the taboos of a culture endanger the cultural identity. Therefore, disregarding the taboos produces self-destruction and/or destruction. Many of you read Jeff Clark&#039;s (of Casey Research) recent piece outlining the reasons why silver prices will likely move higher. It was a great piece from an organization with great reach. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The purpose of a taboo is to avoid destruction. Those who do not respect the taboos of a culture endanger the cultural identity.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Therefore, disregarding the taboos produces self-destruction and/or destruction.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Many of you read Jeff Clark's (of Casey Research) recent piece outlining the reasons why silver prices will likely move higher. It was a great piece from an organization with great reach. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-unmentionables-13540" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13540 at https://www.silverseek.com Out With the Old - In With the Same https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/out-old-same-13515 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The further markets become detached from reality, the greater the need for distraction. Justice is displaced by a rash of propaganda. The methods may be absurd, but they are effective. Over the summer, the big news in the world of silver has been the official end to the old (London fix) and the beginning of the new (electronic) fixing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The further markets become detached from reality, the greater the need for distraction. Justice is displaced by a rash of propaganda. The methods may be absurd, but they are effective.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Over the summer, the big news in the world of silver has been the official end to the old (London fix) and the beginning of the new (electronic) fixing.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/out-old-same-13515" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:04:46 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13515 at https://www.silverseek.com Monetary Versus Political Stability - When Day Turns into Night https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/monetary-versus-political-stability-when-day-turns-night-13496 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Representing all things big, institutional investors believe there is no inflation. The market &quot;behaves&quot; as if there is none. This undercuts value at risk. But reality is very different. Across the board, price is determined by a broken system fueled by an unsound economy. (The developing Ebola pandemic may serve as an example and a warning). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Wherever plunder is less burdensome than labor, it prevails; and neither religion nor morality can, in this case, prevent it from prevailing.</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">- From Bastiat's "The Law"</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Representing all things big, institutional investors believe there is no inflation.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The market "behaves" as if there is none. This undercuts value at risk.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/monetary-versus-political-stability-when-day-turns-night-13496" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:53:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13496 at https://www.silverseek.com Price Fixing - A Shed of Broken Tools https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-fixing-shed-broken-tools-13485 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite hearing it over and over, the meaning of &quot;all markets are rigged&quot; is completely lost on the most hopeful. Of course, hope is fear gone badly. Investors want desperately to believe that the real market exists. They believe that the pricing mechanism is legitimate - a fair expression of the markets. And that if the markets point toward recovery, then the recovery is real. Worse than that, they believe they can be a part of it - master it, profit from it; even when the money is broken. Because as long as they are making money, who cares? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><em>"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it."</em></span><br /><span style="color: #000000;"> <em>-Goebbels</em> </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Despite hearing it over and over, the meaning of "all markets are rigged" is completely lost on the most hopeful. Of course, hope is fear gone badly. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-fixing-shed-broken-tools-13485" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:36:28 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13485 at https://www.silverseek.com Central Banks and The Dollar Hitting the BRICS https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/central-banks-and-dollar-hitting-brics-13396 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “We are pleased to announce the signing of the Treaty for the establishment of the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) with an initial size of US $100 billion. This arrangement will have a positive precautionary effect, help countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures, promote further BRICS cooperation, strengthen the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements.... The Agreement is a framework for the provision of liquidity through currency swaps in response to actual or potential short-term balance of payments pressures.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">“We are pleased to announce the signing of the Treaty for the establishment of the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) with an initial size of US $100 billion. This arrangement will have a positive precautionary effect, help countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures, promote further BRICS cooperation, strengthen the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements....</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/central-banks-and-dollar-hitting-brics-13396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:18:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13396 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Before it’s Too Late https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-it%E2%80%99s-too-late-13391 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ongoing plight of the long term value investor continues - seemingly without end. However, decades of exuberance and greed have colluded. The financial establishment has created an accident waiting to happen. The mainstream has not &quot;priced in&quot; risk, which makes it even harder to travel the road less traveled. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The ongoing plight of the long term value investor continues - seemingly without end. However, decades of exuberance and greed have colluded. The financial establishment has created an accident waiting to happen. The mainstream has not "priced in" risk, which makes it even harder to travel the road less traveled.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">And once the accident happens, it may be too late.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-it%E2%80%99s-too-late-13391" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:44:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13391 at https://www.silverseek.com The Perfect Crime and the Plight of the Modern Silverite https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perfect-crime-and-plight-modern-silverite-13370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver is not just any old commodity. It is old money. Despite massive efforts and price fixing, clipping and manipulation, it has remained central to monetary and political systems for centuries. Today it is small and relatively dark in the context of modern investing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver is not just any old commodity. It is old money. Despite massive efforts and price fixing, clipping and manipulation, it has remained central to monetary and political systems for centuries. Today it is small and relatively dark in the context of modern investing.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Desperate times call for desperate measures. And the desperation to buy and hold metal should simply be proportional to the desperation of the will of the monetary powers to maintain the status quo.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/perfect-crime-and-plight-modern-silverite-13370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:31 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13370 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver in the Aftermath of Fragility https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-aftermath-fragility-13362 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite the persistence of the recovery meme, financial markets are more fragile to risk than ever before. On top of this, witness the slow creep of policy disguised as regulation. It comes for the low hanging fruits. The final labors of society. What lies ahead is a paper blood bath. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Despite the persistence of the recovery meme, financial markets are more fragile to risk than ever before. On top of this, witness the slow creep of policy disguised as regulation. It comes for the low hanging fruits. The final labors of society. What lies ahead is a paper blood bath.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">They are coming for your pensions and retirement accounts.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-aftermath-fragility-13362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:30:55 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13362 at https://www.silverseek.com Trading the Ratios and Swapping Gold for Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trading-ratios-and-swapping-gold-silver-13321 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Primary gold investors versus silver investors are not exactly alike. Swapping gold for silver is a trade always worth considering, especially when the ratio blows out as wide as it is now. Portability is one obvious reason for the reverse, as long as premiums match up in the transaction. But the main advantage to this kind of swap is that silver almost always tends to cover more ground percentage-wiser and faster when it is allowed to move in a significant way. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Primary gold investors versus silver investors are not exactly alike.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Swapping gold for silver is a trade always worth considering, especially when the ratio blows out as wide as it is now. Portability is one obvious reason for the reverse, as long as premiums match up in the transaction. But the main advantage to this kind of swap is that silver almost always tends to cover more ground percentage-wiser and faster when it is allowed to move in a significant way.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/trading-ratios-and-swapping-gold-silver-13321" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:17:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13321 at https://www.silverseek.com The Great Myth of Money Velocity https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-myth-money-velocity-13275 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The missing variable in the great monetary equation is money velocity. We hear it over and over again, &quot;There is no money velocity.&quot; And therefore, inflation cannot be a problem and is not. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The missing variable in the great monetary equation is money velocity. We hear it over and over again, "There is no money velocity." And therefore, inflation cannot be a problem and is not.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The missing variable in the great monetary equation is money velocity. We hear it over and over again, "There is no money velocity." And therefore, inflation cannot be a problem and is not.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-myth-money-velocity-13275" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:32:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13275 at https://www.silverseek.com The Elephant Wearing a Silver Necklace https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/elephant-wearing-silver-necklace-13233 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Speculation has ranged from steady domestic demand to JPM Morgan or some other large entity quietly or surreptitiously stockpiling silver eagles. However, the real elephant in the room for silver demand may be the oldest form of silver - the demand for silver jewelry. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockRight"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/1silver.jpg" alt="silver demand" title="silver demand" width="116" style="max-width: none; float: right; margin: 6px;" /></div><p><span style="color: #000000;">It's no secret that demand for the U.S. Mint silver eagles coin has been unprecedented. It is a walk back through memory lane following the 1986 confirmation of the growing (exponential) popularity of the legal tender coin program.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/elephant-wearing-silver-necklace-13233" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:34:58 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13233 at https://www.silverseek.com All Along the Silver Demonetization Watchtower https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/all-along-silver-demonetization-watchtower-13216 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The particularly ruthless destruction of wealth that disproportionately have an effect on the poor and elderly is a process that slowly, then all at once, destroys the middle class - which has its roots in the debasement of money. This is as pervasive today as it was in the days of coin clipping. Monetary debasement is an ongoing and fluid process, although Greshem&#039;s law allows for some filtering. Yet monetization of monetary metals is alive and well. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The particularly ruthless destruction of wealth that disproportionately have an effect on the poor and elderly is a process that slowly, then all at once, destroys the middle class - which has its roots in the debasement of money.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">This is as pervasive today as it was in the days of coin clipping.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Monetary debasement is an ongoing and fluid process, although Greshem's law allows for some filtering. Yet monetization of monetary metals is alive and well.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/all-along-silver-demonetization-watchtower-13216" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 13:59:08 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13216 at https://www.silverseek.com Are Silver Prices Set Up for Another Heartbreak? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/are-silver-prices-set-another-heartbreak-13197 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For long term investors and precious metals observers, the range-bound price action has rubbed salt into the open wound of short price sentiment. That is, if there is anyone left to remember the move up to $50 in 2011. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For long term investors and precious metals observers, the range-bound price action has rubbed salt into the open wound of short price sentiment. That is, if there is anyone left to remember the move up to $50 in 2011.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/are-silver-prices-set-another-heartbreak-13197" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:52:58 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13197 at https://www.silverseek.com Deep State Silver and the Ultimate Loss of Control https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deep-state-silver-and-ultimate-loss-control-13172 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver is a basket case in terms of paper prices and the emotions that come with it. Of course, the metal itself, (when held out of the system in personal position) does not do much at all. It is worthwhile to keep this in mind during the next inevitable illegally induced price move lower, and to check to see that your metal hasn&#039;t &quot;done much&quot;. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver is a basket case in terms of paper prices and the emotions that come with it. Of course, the metal itself, (when held out of the system in personal position) does not do much at all. It is worthwhile to keep this in mind during the next inevitable illegally induced price move lower, and to check to see that your metal hasn't "done much".</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">While silver isn't the only strategic metal, it is certainly special in its unusual supply and demand character compared with its depressed price. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deep-state-silver-and-ultimate-loss-control-13172" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:02:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13172 at https://www.silverseek.com The Accidental End to Silver Price Manipulation https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/accidental-end-silver-price-manipulation-13058 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It should be clear now to most precious metals observers that gold and silver price manipulation is just as common to the metals as it is to every other asset class. And equally evident should be the realization that resolution will not come from organized efforts. Be it regulation or legal class action, market forces will more than likely assert themselves. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">It should be clear now to most precious metals observers that gold and silver price manipulation is just as common to the metals as it is to every other asset class. And equally evident should be the realization that resolution will not come from organized efforts. Be it regulation or legal class action, market forces will more than likely assert themselves. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/accidental-end-silver-price-manipulation-13058" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:14:56 +0000 Jeff Lewis 13058 at https://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals and the Paradox of Over-Optimization https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-paradox-over-optimization-12998 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disaster, by over-optimization, is another important way to frame the much-heralded &quot;just in time&quot; inventory practices which are used broadly by industry and grafted to monetary assets like precious metals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Disaster, by over-optimization, is another important way to frame the much-heralded "just in time" inventory practices which are used broadly by industry and grafted to monetary assets like precious metals. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-paradox-over-optimization-12998" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:59:46 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12998 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver: Position Limits, Commodity Perceptions and Monetary Ignorance https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-position-limits-commodity-perceptions-and-monetary-ignorance-12979 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The dividing line between silver performing as a monetary asset versus an industrial commodity is tethered to a broken price discovery system, where unlimited position limits are held by the most influential of traders. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The dividing line between silver performing as a monetary asset versus an industrial commodity is tethered to a broken price discovery system, where unlimited position limits are held by the most influential of traders.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">This fault line, at the heart of price manipulation, paints a dangerous and false perception that permeates the trading landscape - as well as the mainstream perception of money.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Price Discovery and Position Limits</strong></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-position-limits-commodity-perceptions-and-monetary-ignorance-12979" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:33:56 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12979 at https://www.silverseek.com Gold, Silver, Acceleration and Money Velocity https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-acceleration-and-money-velocity-12958 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wall of fiat money created over the last five years is staggering, offset only by the stasis that pervades its exchange. Money velocity is the key variable that will signal the character of confidence and the next wave of inflation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The wall of fiat money created over the last five years is staggering, offset only by the stasis that pervades its exchange. Money velocity is the key variable that will signal the character of confidence and the next wave of inflation.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Money Mechanism for Money Velocity</strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">One common denominator for all documented hyperinflations, including those of so-called reserve currencies, has been an increase in the velocity of money.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-acceleration-and-money-velocity-12958" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:59:58 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12958 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and Gold - Positioning for the Long Side https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-positioning-long-side-12931 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With incredible bullish and widely misunderstood fundamentals generally kept sequestered from the mainstream, it is easy to rationalize higher prices eminent at any point in time. This is certainly why so many analysts and many new investors arrive to the sector with an impatience driven by the accident (surging prices) waiting to happen any minute. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">With incredible bullish and widely misunderstood fundamentals generally kept sequestered from the mainstream, it is easy to rationalize higher prices eminent at any point in time. This is certainly why so many analysts and many new investors arrive to the sector with an impatience driven by the accident (surging prices) waiting to happen any minute.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-positioning-long-side-12931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:58:18 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12931 at https://www.silverseek.com Gold, Silver and the Gathering Crypto Currency Storm https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-and-gathering-crypto-currency-storm-12912 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Much controversy surrounds comparisons between precious metals and the growing number of crypto currencies. In some ways an ideological wedge has formed between hard asset investors and the most vocal of electronic currency advocates. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Much controversy surrounds comparisons between precious metals and the growing number of crypto currencies. In some ways an ideological wedge has formed between hard asset investors and the most vocal of electronic currency advocates.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">While both investment options remain relatively sequestered from the mainstream spotlight, they both offer fascinating perspectives for understanding the ongoing monetary and financial crisis.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Crypto Storm</strong></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-and-gathering-crypto-currency-storm-12912" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:46:29 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12912 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and Gold Prices - Rangebound Before the Storm https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-prices-rangebound-storm-12894 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The central bank driver world macro structure is in full can-kicking mode. The fuels that have built up are almost too numerous to mention, though some issues continue to be recycled as if they were needed to explain the latest potential spark. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The central bank driver world macro structure is in full can-kicking mode. The fuels that have built up are almost too numerous to mention, though some issues continue to be recycled as if they were needed to explain the latest potential spark.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The New Boss Same as the Old Boss</strong></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-prices-rangebound-storm-12894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:54:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12894 at https://www.silverseek.com Collateral Long-Term Damage and High Frequency Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/collateral-long-term-damage-and-high-frequency-silver-12873 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For all of its influence over the short term, price discovery of an array of asset classes and notable the precious metals, High Frequency Trading (HFT) fuels an even more ominous trend. The speed and widespread use of trading algorithms have expanded the gap between fundamentals further than anyone could have imagined. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">For all of its influence over the short term, price discovery of an array of asset classes and notable the precious metals, High Frequency Trading (HFT) fuels an even more ominous trend. The speed and widespread use of trading algorithms have expanded the gap between fundamentals further than anyone could have imagined.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Quote spreads are much wider and less stable during market open, which causes many micro flash crashes in individual stocks.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/collateral-long-term-damage-and-high-frequency-silver-12873" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:37:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12873 at https://www.silverseek.com The End of Gold and Silver Market Manipulation https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/end-gold-and-silver-market-manipulation-12862 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seasoned and long term investors are familiar with the effects of price suppression. Very few traders can manage the complex positioning required to profit from egregious interference. And the consensus is that it will go on forever, because it has. This very consensus is perhaps the most bullish reason that it simply will not. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, January 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/end-gold-and-silver-market-manipulation-12862" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:35:38 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12862 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices - When Monetary Demand Trumps Industrial Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-monetary-demand-trumps-industrial-demand-12857 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Real price discovery is a foreign concept for precious metals. The market is completely disconnected from its true origin - its fundamentals. But more specifically, it is detached from the ebb and flow of those fundamentals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: medium;">It is crystal clear to anyone willing to go a few steps beyond the headlines that massive intervention and ignorance of risk act as massive governors to progress, real economic growth and natural capital formation. Nevertheless, what is less clear is how these failures will manifest in precious metals - especially the silver market. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> The catalyst for much higher prices will be of a monetary, rather than an industrial, demand-led series of events. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-monetary-demand-trumps-industrial-demand-12857" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:48:08 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12857 at https://www.silverseek.com The Parameters of the Coming Dollar Collapse https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/parameters-coming-dollar-collapse-12832 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hyperinflation is a dynamic process - much like a positive feedback loop that, once entered, is almost impossible to exit. The process can go on for years. In the feedback cycle, the more central banks print money and buy bonds, the less other entities want to hold bonds. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-no-proof: no;">Hyperinflation is a dynamic process - much like a positive feedback loop that, once entered, is almost impossible to exit. The process can go on for years. In the feedback cycle, the more central banks print money and buy bonds, the less other entities want to hold bonds.<br />&nbsp;<br />Simultaneously, the less others choose to hold bonds, the more the central bank is forced to buy so that the government has enough money to spend.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/parameters-coming-dollar-collapse-12832" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:44:12 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12832 at https://www.silverseek.com Gold and Silver Prices - You Can't Outrun the Long Arm of Equilibrium https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-and-silver-prices-you-cant-outrun-long-arm-equilibrium-12814 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Currently, commodity price performance has lulled the speculative (and therefore, the mainstream) community into a sense of complacency. The speed with which accidents can happen and induce overall change in sentiment is something which can only be imagined in the context of the flash crashes. Outside of more circuit breakers, the HFT conditions that ultimately led to the May 2010 fat finger flash crash and its reverberating damage have not been resolved. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Currently, commodity price performance has lulled the speculative (and therefore, the mainstream) community into a sense of complacency. The speed with which accidents can happen and induce overall change in sentiment is something which can only be imagined in the context of the flash crashes. Outside of more circuit breakers, the HFT conditions that ultimately led to the May 2010 fat finger flash crash and its reverberating damage have not been resolved.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-and-silver-prices-you-cant-outrun-long-arm-equilibrium-12814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:04:57 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12814 at https://www.silverseek.com The Target Test and the Financial System https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/target-test-and-financial-system-12803 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite the headlines and the perception that financial markets and the economy are returning to some semblance of normal and growth, this is far from the underlying reality. Beneath the headlines and the newest bubble trifecta in housing, bonds, and equity, the flip side paints a much grimmer picture where record debt, unemployment, as well as government intervention and transfer payments exist. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Despite the headlines and the perception that financial markets and the economy are returning to some semblance of normal and growth, this is far from the underlying reality. Beneath the headlines and the newest bubble trifecta in housing, bonds, and equity, the flip side paints a much grimmer picture where record debt, unemployment, as well as government intervention and transfer payments exist.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/target-test-and-financial-system-12803" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:57:23 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12803 at https://www.silverseek.com Spinning Straw into Silver and Gold https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/spinning-straw-silver-and-gold-12788 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World financial markets are poised for a major phase transition. We are witnessing a bubble trifecta where a bubble in bonds, equities, and housing are beginning inflate beyond sustainability, which poses a very real threat to what is left of the real economy. Add to this that the underlying unit of measure is a currency backed by debt and politics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">World financial markets are poised for a major phase transition. We are witnessing a bubble trifecta where a bubble in bonds, equities, and housing are beginning inflate beyond sustainability, which poses a very real threat to what is left of the real economy. Add to this that the underlying unit of measure is a currency backed by debt and politics. </span></p><p class="MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/spinning-straw-silver-and-gold-12788" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:15:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12788 at https://www.silverseek.com Disaster Insurance Ahead of the Dollar Collapse https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/disaster-insurance-ahead-dollar-collapse-12772 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Most people simply cannot conceive of a US dollar hyperinflation any more than a current resident of San Francisco could imagine a 1906 or 1989 earthquake. Many simply choose to not dwell on these potentialities, often rationalizing them against other existential if not abstract inevitabilities. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Most people simply cannot conceive of a US dollar hyperinflation any more than a current resident of San Francisco could imagine a 1906 or 1989 earthquake. Many simply choose to not dwell on these potentialities, often rationalizing them against other existential if not abstract inevitabilities. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/disaster-insurance-ahead-dollar-collapse-12772" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:37:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12772 at https://www.silverseek.com Circling Back to Silver Fundamentals https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/circling-back-silver-fundamentals-12760 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beyond the typical underlying changes in money supply there are very important elements of demand that continue to push the price of physical silver higher and higher. This is despite the fact that silver has been money for much longer then gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, December 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="background: white; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Beyond the typical underlying changes in money supply there are very important elements of demand that continue to push the price of physical silver higher and higher. This is despite the fact that silver has been money for much longer then gold.</span><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/circling-back-silver-fundamentals-12760" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:32:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12760 at https://www.silverseek.com Circling Back to Silver Fundamentals https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/circling-back-silver-fundamentals-12754 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beyond the typical underlying changes in money supply there are very important elements of demand that continue to push the price of physical silver higher and higher. This is despite the fact that silver has been money for much longer then gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #222222; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">Circling Back to Silver Fundamentals</span></strong><span style="color: #222222;"><br /> <br /> <span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">Beyond the typical underlying changes in money supply there are very important elements of demand that continue to push the price of physical silver higher and higher. This is despite the fact that silver has been money for much longer then gold.</span><br /> </span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/circling-back-silver-fundamentals-12754" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:24:27 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12754 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and Gold as Currency Commodities https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-currency-commodities-12738 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gold and silver have a 6000 year history for their use as a currency, and until the last century, the price of gold and silver maintained a healthy valuation ratio of 1 ounce of gold to every 15 ounces of silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Gold and silver have a 6000 year history for their use as a currency, and until the last century, the price of gold and silver maintained a healthy valuation ratio of 1 ounce of gold to every 15 ounces of silver.<span style="mso-tab-count: 2;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-gold-currency-commodities-12738" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:21:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12738 at https://www.silverseek.com The Last Gasp Before Hyperinflation - Are We There Yet? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/last-gasp-hyperinflation-are-we-there-yet-12719 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Among the alternative financial press (the so-called bloggers of finance) there is a renewed buzz regarding a slowly unfolding crisis. Many believe we are near an inflection point. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Among the alternative financial press (the so-called bloggers of finance) there is a renewed buzz regarding a slowly unfolding crisis. Many believe we are near an inflection point.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/last-gasp-hyperinflation-are-we-there-yet-12719" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:47:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12719 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and Technical Analysis -Painting a Masterpiece https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-technical-analysis-painting-masterpiece-12699 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technical analysis will always have a place in the speculative marketplace. Its function may not be reading tea leaves, but its connection to fundamentals is about as useful as the modern day consumer price index. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Technical analysis will always have a place in the speculative marketplace. Its function may not be reading tea leaves, but its connection to fundamentals is about as useful as the modern day consumer price index. </span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-technical-analysis-painting-masterpiece-12699" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:18:45 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12699 at https://www.silverseek.com Stockholm Syndrome and the Precious Metals Price Discovery https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stockholm-syndrome-and-precious-metals-price-discovery-12675 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The level of fraud in the financial system with utter lack of prosecution or accountability, combined with the ongoing love affair between the largest offenders and collective mainstream, results in financial media being a victim of the so-called Stockholm syndrome. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The level of fraud in the financial system with utter lack of prosecution or accountability, combined with the ongoing love affair between the largest offenders and collective mainstream, results in financial media being a victim of the so-called Stockholm syndrome.<br /><br />From Wikipedia:</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stockholm-syndrome-and-precious-metals-price-discovery-12675" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:05:42 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12675 at https://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals Futures - Beyond the Madness https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-futures-beyond-madness-12655 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World silver spot prices are determined by a once sacred, but now inept, process. While the evolution of futures contract for the modern age helped facilitate the industrial revolution, it has now been completely usurped and abused. This is especially the case in gold and silver, even to the point where confidence in this market threatens to turn the world financial system upside down. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">World silver spot prices are determined by a once sacred, but now inept, process. While the evolution of futures contract for the modern age helped facilitate the industrial revolution, it has now been completely usurped and abused. This is especially the case in gold and silver, even to the point where confidence in this market threatens to turn the world financial system upside down. </span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The Heart of Darkness</strong></span><br /></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-futures-beyond-madness-12655" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:57:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12655 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver in a Deflationary Crash https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-deflationary-crash-12634 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sovereign creditors will not likely sell dollar denominated assets by choice. Rather, they would respond in the same manner as their Western counterparts - via an act of aggression or reaction to a crisis. The Fed would need to step up, stoking money velocity and sending commodity prices soaring. There is an irony to the results of this series of events. While solid industrial demand competes with silver investment demand, the drop in nominal economics activity would light the fire under investment demand - effectively ending price manipulation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Silver may be the good news metal, but it's about to have a serious retest of its “bad news” capacity.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The 1970’s </strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">It's been a long while since we've witnessed visible inflation.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">The last time occurred after Bretton Woods was rescinded in 1971 and the US Dollar was allowed to float. Essentially, this was yet another in a series of defaults. Inflation rates soared.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-deflationary-crash-12634" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:14:50 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12634 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and the Flow of Physical https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-flow-physical-12614 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ultimate lynch pin for the silver market is the flow of physical metal to support ongoing price suppression. The flow of physical metal is mostly an illusion nearly equal to (and in some ways parallel with) the perceived strength of the paper currencies used to measure its value. Actual or threat of default in physical silver delivery to the COMEX could very likely lead to default across the asset spectrum. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, October 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">The ultimate lynch pin for the silver market is the flow of physical metal to support ongoing price suppression. The flow of physical metal is mostly an illusion nearly equal to (and in some ways parallel with) the perceived strength of the paper currencies used to measure its value. Actual or threat of default in physical silver delivery to the COMEX could very likely lead to default across the asset spectrum.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>The Center of Price Discovery</strong></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-flow-physical-12614" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:50:57 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12614 at https://www.silverseek.com Long Gold, Short Silver And Exponential Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-gold-short-silver-and-exponential-demand-12586 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Each day more conspiracy theories are becoming conspiracy fact. From Enron to Madoff, the NSA to LIBOR, these scandals were &quot;known&quot; years before being acknowledged or embraced by officials or the mainstream media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Each day more conspiracy theories are becoming conspiracy fact. From Enron to Madoff, the NSA to LIBOR, these scandals were "known" years before being acknowledged or embraced by officials or the mainstream media. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-gold-short-silver-and-exponential-demand-12586" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:16:18 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12586 at https://www.silverseek.com $100 Paper Silver Lions https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/100-paper-silver-lions-12568 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oddly, and thanks in part to the rise of the precious metals ETF&#039;s, large investment and banking institutions have continued to dispense with all manner of recommendation, analysis, and commentary. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Oddly, and thanks in part to the rise of the precious metals ETF's, large investment and banking institutions have continued to dispense with all manner of recommendation, analysis, and commentary. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/100-paper-silver-lions-12568" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:11:25 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12568 at https://www.silverseek.com The Evolution of the Precious Metal IRA https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/evolution-precious-metal-ira-12548 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Precious metals currently look like a no brainer investment in a world of market volatility, rehypothecation, massive bail ins and outs, and a growing number of templates for taking people’s retirement assets away. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Precious metals currently look like a no brainer investment in a world of market volatility, rehypothecation, massive bail ins and outs, and a growing number of templates for taking people’s retirement assets away.</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Many are familiar with the option of keeping precious metals in an IRA. Those who understandably refuse to take the penalty for cashing out in order to take full personal possession now have the next best option and a way to get control of their metal.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/evolution-precious-metal-ira-12548" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:19:52 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12548 at https://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals and Being Long Gamma https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-being-long-gamma-12528 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When an option trader has a long gamma position it means that they benefit from volatility and can rebalance their portfolios’ profitably if the underlying asset moves significantly. The more volatile the precious metals becomes, especially to the downside, the more buying interest emerges. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span class="datetimepublished" style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">When an option trader has a long gamma position it means that they benefit from volatility and can rebalance their portfolios’ profitably if the underlying asset moves significantly.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-being-long-gamma-12528" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:42:15 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12528 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Demand: When Investment Trumps Industrial https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-when-investment-trumps-industrial-12493 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A slackening U.S. economy typically means that a slowdown in industrial demand for silver will soon be forthcoming. Nevertheless, the re-monetization of silver would more than take care of any such slump in demand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">A slackening U.S. economy typically means that a slowdown in industrial demand for silver will soon be forthcoming. Nevertheless, the re-monetization of silver would more than take care of any such slump in demand. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-when-investment-trumps-industrial-12493" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:19:59 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12493 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices - How High Could They Go? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-how-high-could-they-go-12468 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unbacked fiat currency money printing is running rampant under the flimsy guise of quantitative easing. Silver investors have all heard quadrillions associated with derivatives for a few years now. The BIS changed their calculation in 2009, making the amount of outstanding OTC derivatives smaller by approximately 500 trillion. Also, the market has long known that the Abe regime in Japan will soon pass the 15 zeros of debt mark, if they have not already done so. The devil is in the details and in this case the hyperinflationary details remain firmly entrenched in a cacophony of noise and distraction. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">One of the most often asked questions by those interested in investing in silver pertains to not only how low, but how high silver’s price can go.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-how-high-could-they-go-12468" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:44:25 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12468 at https://www.silverseek.com Of Precious Metals and Unsuccessful Parasites https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-unsuccessful-parasites-12448 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Successful parasites do not kill their hosts, yet the currently parasitic banking system seems to be unsustainable for this very reason. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Successful parasites do not kill their hosts, yet the currently parasitic banking system seems to be unsustainable for this very reason.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-and-unsuccessful-parasites-12448" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:24:01 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12448 at https://www.silverseek.com Nanofiber and Silver Production https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nanofiber-and-silver-production-12430 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver production tends to center around two often unknown factors. First of all, many people seem unaware that byproduct mining is the primary source of new silver supply. Secondly, the broken price discovery mechanism for silver has resulted in artificially low prices that have led to the demise of many primary silver producers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="background: white; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">Silver production tends to center around two often unknown factors. First of all, many people seem unaware that byproduct mining is the primary source of new silver supply.</span><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nanofiber-and-silver-production-12430" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:53:38 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12430 at https://www.silverseek.com When Silver Shortages Reach the Mainstream https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-shortages-reach-mainstream-12402 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many observers have realized that the price of silver will rise dramatically at some point because the amount of paper silver is many times the amount of physical silver. When this fact is even partially acknowledged by the mainstream, silver will probably move much higher. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Many observers have realized that the price of silver will rise dramatically at some point because the amount of paper silver is many times the amount of physical silver. When this fact is even partially acknowledged by the mainstream, silver will probably move much higher.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-shortages-reach-mainstream-12402" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:54:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12402 at https://www.silverseek.com Short Term Silver Prices and the Next Leg in Sentiment https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/short-term-silver-prices-and-next-leg-sentiment-12401 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Based on internal measures of sentiment, the financial damage to the superficial retail investor — who is typically blind or firmly in denial about the proverbial inflationary writing on the wall — has already been done. Those who participated in the previous price rally largely believe that they lost &quot;money&quot; and can probably see no further than the fiat currency price of anything. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In 1863, the Rothschild brothers of London wrote to associates in New York introducing their banking method into America that: </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/short-term-silver-prices-and-next-leg-sentiment-12401" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:51:12 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12401 at https://www.silverseek.com The Unbearable Lightness of Being Long Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unbearable-lightness-being-long-silver-12372 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buying silver or gold may seem easy enough for just about anyone these days, but unless you can completely block out the culture around you, the endeavor to make the monetary metals &quot;fit in&quot; with the rest of the hyper-financialized world seems futile. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Buying silver or gold may seem easy enough for just about anyone these days, but unless you can completely block out the culture around you, the endeavor to make the monetary metals "fit in" with the rest of the hyper-financialized world seems futile. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/unbearable-lightness-being-long-silver-12372" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:28:11 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12372 at https://www.silverseek.com The Uneconomic Return of Scrap Precious Metals and Hyperinflation https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/uneconomic-return-scrap-precious-metals-and-hyperinflation-12349 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One argument against silver&#039;s return to acknowledged monetary status has been that because much of the above ground silver has already been used up by industry, there simply is not enough supply to flow around in the economy, which is a primary requirement of a suitable currency. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">One argument against silver's return to acknowledged monetary status has been that because much of the above ground silver has already been used up by industry, there simply is not enough supply to flow around in the economy, which is a primary requirement of a suitable currency. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/uneconomic-return-scrap-precious-metals-and-hyperinflation-12349" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:16:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12349 at https://www.silverseek.com The Best Case for Silver is the Other White Metal https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/best-case-silver-other-white-metal-12347 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Most observers know there have been interesting movements in commodity markets of late, much of which has to do with curious developments among some of the largest banks in the world that have been reported in the mainstream media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Most observers know there have been interesting movements in commodity markets of late, much of which has to do with curious developments among some of the largest banks in the world that have been reported in the mainstream media. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/best-case-silver-other-white-metal-12347" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12347 at https://www.silverseek.com Saving Silver Before the Real Confiscation https://www.silverseek.com/node/12333 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The general case for holding silver continues to improve as the MFGlobal and HSBC scandals confirm the absence of any rule of law or justice in the global financial system. The Peregrine Financial fiasco only serves to verify this somewhat jaded viewpoint. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The general case for holding silver continues to improve as the MFGlobal and HSBC scandals confirm the absence of any rule of law or justice in the global financial system. The Peregrine Financial fiasco only serves to verify this somewhat jaded viewpoint.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/node/12333" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:49:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12333 at https://www.silverseek.com Cheap Gold and Silver Prices - The Deal of a Lifetime? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cheap-gold-and-silver-prices-deal-lifetime-12312 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The gold and silver markets have fallen dramatically in the wake of the FOMC signaling an end to its controversial Quantitative Easing or QE programs. The pricing in of such Fedspeak QE taper-talk has also triggered a yield spike in southern Europe that could deepen that region’s existing debt crisis. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The gold and silver markets have fallen dramatically in the wake of the FOMC signaling an end to its controversial Quantitative Easing or QE programs. The pricing in of such Fedspeak QE taper-talk has also triggered a yield spike in southern Europe that could deepen that region’s existing debt crisis.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/cheap-gold-and-silver-prices-deal-lifetime-12312" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:33:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12312 at https://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals Miners — Rolling Over Again https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-miners-%E2%80%94-rolling-over-again-12311 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The bullish case for silver is easy enough to make. It also makes sense that if the price per ounce eventually takes off, then the miners would do well. Nevertheless, the problems that silver miners face are multifaceted and will be discussed further in the following sections. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The bullish case for silver is easy enough to make. It also makes sense that if the price per ounce eventually takes off, then the miners would do well.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-miners-%E2%80%94-rolling-over-again-12311" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:31:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12311 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices - It's All About the Concentration https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-its-all-about-concentration-12289 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Naked shorting of silver is not really the issue, as silver analyst, Ted Butler has been pointing out for decades, it is more about the extreme concentration of short silver positions and less about the big players being caught red-handed sending blatant signals of market price fixing collusion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Naked shorting of silver is not really the issue, as silver analyst, Ted Butler has been pointing out for decades, it is more about the extreme concentration of short silver positions and less about the big players being caught red-handed sending blatant signals of market price fixing collusion.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-its-all-about-concentration-12289" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:52:00 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12289 at https://www.silverseek.com When Silver Sneezes, Derivatives Will Catch a Cold https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-sneezes-derivatives-will-catch-cold-12288 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What would a silver market default look like? Look no further, because a silent default is happening now. The cash settlement mechanism for the default has been well-established and put in place for that purpose. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">What would a silver market default look like? Look no further, because a silent default is happening now. The cash settlement mechanism for the default has been well-established and put in place for that purpose.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-sneezes-derivatives-will-catch-cold-12288" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:49:02 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12288 at https://www.silverseek.com When Silver Becomes Real Medicine https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-becomes-real-medicine-12263 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver has been used to heal infections for thousands of years. It is currently commonly used in alternative medicine in its colloidal form suspended in water as a broad spectrum treatment for infections with bacteria, viruses and fungi in both humans and animals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 5pt 0in;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Silver has been used to heal infections for thousands of years. It is currently commonly used in alternative medicine in its colloidal form suspended in water as a broad spectrum treatment for infections with bacteria, viruses and fungi in both humans and animals. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-becomes-real-medicine-12263" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:06:29 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12263 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver HFT Program https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-hft-program-12262 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High Frequency Trading or HFT is a form of rapid algorithmic trading performed by computers and executed directly into financial markets, typically without human intervention. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, July 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">High Frequency Trading or HFT is a form of rapid algorithmic trading performed by computers and executed directly into financial markets, typically without human intervention. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-hft-program-12262" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:05:15 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12262 at https://www.silverseek.com Paper, Rock, Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/paper-rock-silver-12240 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver market has taken a nose dive in recent trading sessions, leaving many of those positioned on the long side underwater. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The silver market has taken a nose dive in recent trading sessions, leaving many of those positioned on the long side underwater.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/paper-rock-silver-12240" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:07:40 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12240 at https://www.silverseek.com The NSA Scandal May Sober Gold and Silver Investors https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nsa-scandal-may-sober-gold-and-silver-investors-12212 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The breaking of the latest National Security Agency scandal practically guarantees there will be no justice for silver and gold investors from the CFTC. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The breaking of the latest National Security Agency scandal practically guarantees there will be no justice for silver and gold investors from the CFTC. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/nsa-scandal-may-sober-gold-and-silver-investors-12212" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:51:29 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12212 at https://www.silverseek.com The Long Silver Ranger https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-silver-ranger-12188 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> However, for those hoping for a silver rally in a shorter time frame, it might be helpful to be reminded of the (high open interest with a reduced, though still concentrated short) structural set up in the silver futures market that allows price suppression to exist. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, June 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Could China be the big silver long? Who else has deep enough pockets to endure the recent price weakness and the increased margin requirements that typically follow?</span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Nevertheless, the Chinese willingness to accept fungible dollars instead of precious metal seems to be waning. They are quietly accumulating metals..</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/long-silver-ranger-12188" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:51:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12188 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Market Duality https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-duality-12185 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the silver market, price suppression is not a secret at all. It’s been known (and ignored) for decades and officially investigated multiple times over the years - including now. You would have to blind or extremely naive to assume that 30 and 40 percent corrections that come out of nowhere are market driven. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000;">Duality in trade in the precious metals markets has existed for decades. The decoupling has never been more obvious with the seeming dichotomy of prices versus demand and production. &nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-duality-12185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:26:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12185 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver’s Monetary Return https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-monetary-return-12191 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As to how the next wave of silver coin buyers might view this unusual development? If they bother to do the math, it can only bring confusion given where the paper silver market is currently trading. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="body"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The quadrillion pound gorilla of silver’s return as a monetary currency is now lurking patiently in the room as the bond market seems to be recovering somewhat.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-monetary-return-12191" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:40:18 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12160 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices: Paper, Physical and the Coin Dealer https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-paper-physical-and-coin-dealer-12157 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Confirmation of the coming end to the paper silver market will very likely pivot on the physical dealers’ bid price, so this key benchmark bears very close watching indeed. When the buy back for physical silver price far exceeds the paper price, then you will know the silver market is just about ready to explode to the upside. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, June 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="body"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Confirmation of the coming end to the paper silver market will very likely pivot on the physical dealers’ bid price, so this key benchmark bears very close watching indeed. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-paper-physical-and-coin-dealer-12157" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:27:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12157 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Short Squeeze Scenario 420 https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-short-squeeze-scenario-420-12086 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short squeezes often create unstable markets, although a short covering rally based on sudden and consensus buying can also create a major boost to liquidity. This can have the effect of lighting the match that will ultimately detonate the bomb for markets already accustomed to substantial amounts of real or artificial liquidity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Short squeezes often create unstable markets, although a short covering rally based on sudden and consensus buying can also create a major boost to liquidity. This can have the effect of lighting the match that will ultimately detonate the bomb for markets already accustomed to substantial amounts of real or artificial liquidity.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-short-squeeze-scenario-420-12086" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 13:44:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 12086 at https://www.silverseek.com Gold Silver Ratio Redux https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-ratio-redux-11936 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The natural ratio of the occurrence of silver to gold in the ground is typically estimated at roughly nine ounces of silver to one ounce of gold, and yet the recent trading price ratio of 62 to one is almost seven times higher. After contemplating this curious anomaly, one is left wondering if comparisons between gold and silver may be as fruitful as comparing silver investment demand and silver industrial demand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, May 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockLeft"><span style="color: #000000;"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/1-OZ-999-Silver.jpg" alt="gold silver ratio" title="gold silver ratio" width="185" style="margin: 8px; float: left; max-width: none;" /></span></div><p><span style="color: #000000;">The natural ratio of the occurrence of silver to gold in the ground is typically estimated at roughly nine ounces of silver to one ounce of gold, and yet the recent trading price ratio of 62 to one is almost seven times higher.</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-silver-ratio-redux-11936" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 21:53:59 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11936 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Mining, Sentiment and the Confidence Game https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-mining-sentiment-and-confidence-game-11901 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In terms of silver’s investment demand, the bullish metric at Sentimenttrader.com is currently at 39 percent. This is a low point that has not been seen since the mid-1990&#039;s. Furthermore, The Hulbert Gold Stock Newsletter Index or HGNSI recently fell to a new low of 43.8 percent, which is a record by a longshot. What that low reading indicates is that, of the stock newsletters that include coverage of mining stocks, 43.8 percent of them are now recommending short positions in gold stocks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">In terms of silver’s investment demand, the bullish metric at Sentimenttrader.com is currently at 39 percent. This is a low point that has not been seen since the mid-1990's.</span><br /><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-mining-sentiment-and-confidence-game-11901" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:54:42 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11901 at https://www.silverseek.com The Last Investable Moment for Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/last-investable-moment-silver-11816 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver is one of many sought after investment choices when risk aversion is high. What makes it a convenient choice happens to be that the metallic commodity has special qualities that have historically made it one of the best forms of money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="ImageBlock ImageBlockRight"><img src="http://www.silver-coin-investor.com/images/1silver.jpg" alt="Silver Investing" title="Silver Investing" width="149" style="max-width: none; float: right; margin: 6px; border: 1px solid black;" /></div><p><span style="color: #000000;">In the context of the current U.S. Dollar valuation bubble, silver’s eventual price rise seem inevitable.This paper currency bubble commenced with a desperate flight to quality, despite the fact that the U.S.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/last-investable-moment-silver-11816" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 08:47:07 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11816 at https://www.silverseek.com Intrinsic Value and the Final Battle for Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/intrinsic-value-and-final-battle-silver-11596 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When looking at the intrinsic value of hard currencies like silver relative to that of paper fiat currencies like the U.S. Dollar, some serious questions need to be asked and answered. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">When looking at the intrinsic value of hard currencies like silver relative to that of paper fiat currencies like the U.S. Dollar, some serious questions need to be asked and answered. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/intrinsic-value-and-final-battle-silver-11596" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 13:44:53 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11596 at https://www.silverseek.com Little Cracks in Confidence https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/little-cracks-confidence-11436 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks as if the silver market has finally bottomed, as the tarnished price of silver recovered some of its luster over the last two weeks. The big silver shorts have continued to exit their futures positions, yet there remain some elephants in the market — as evidenced by yesterday&#039;s non-economic volatility. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">It looks as if the silver market has finally bottomed, as the tarnished price of silver recovered some of its luster over the last two weeks.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/little-cracks-confidence-11436" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:11:14 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11436 at https://www.silverseek.com The Silver Market - The Same Thing All Over Again https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-same-thing-all-over-again-11236 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The recent price drop in silver was severe, but not exactly like silver’s Black Thursday in 1980. It was different this time, but some aspects of the decline seemed the same. This time, a different demand character prevailed. Also, the overall level of market awareness and underlying sentiment was stronger. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 26th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The recent price drop in silver was severe, but not exactly like silver’s Black Thursday in 1980. It was different this time, but some aspects of the decline seemed the same.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-same-thing-all-over-again-11236" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:35:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11236 at https://www.silverseek.com Who Found Silver Coin Prices Under $30? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/who-found-silver-coin-prices-under-30-11111 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The other day I was having a debate with a friend about where premiums would go in the short term -- after the big sell off. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 17px;"><strong>Thanks to all of you for helping me win my bet...</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 17px;">The other day I was having a debate with a friend about where premiums would go in the short term -- after the big sell off. </span><br /><br /><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 17px;">As you know, there has been a ton of excitement about surging demand and signs of shortage. </span><br /></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/who-found-silver-coin-prices-under-30-11111" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:26:49 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11111 at https://www.silverseek.com The Currency Chronicles https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/currency-chronicles-11076 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Forex market may actually be seeing the beginning of the crack up boom where traditional currencies like silver and gold will naturally reassert themselves just as world monetary expansion begins to truly accelerate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Forex market may actually be seeing the beginning of the crack up boom where traditional currencies like silver and gold will naturally reassert themselves just as world monetary expansion begins to truly accelerate.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/currency-chronicles-11076" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:29:08 +0000 Jeff Lewis 11076 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices, Inflation and Living With the Long Term https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-inflation-and-living-long-term-10916 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short term anxiety in the silver market tends to play into the hands of the mainstream financial media that loves to cherry-pick data in order to support the sentiment flavor of the day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Short term anxiety in the silver market tends to play into the hands of the mainstream financial media that loves to cherry-pick data in order to support the sentiment flavor of the day.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-inflation-and-living-long-term-10916" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:39:02 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10916 at https://www.silverseek.com How to Control the Price of Silver and Other Strategic Commodities https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-control-price-silver-and-other-strategic-commodities-10911 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First of all, investment banks need to be installed as commercial traders in the silver market. Then, allow major futures exchanges to self-regulate. Next, establish a concentrated short position, whether hedged, or otherwise. Then encourage High frequency Trading and eliminate the human market makers with any sense of real value. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In summary, four key influences seem to be at play in creating artificially low prices in the silver market.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-control-price-silver-and-other-strategic-commodities-10911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:33:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10911 at https://www.silverseek.com The State Of Silver and Other Anomalous Events https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/state-silver-and-other-anomalous-events-10736 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From a technical perspective, the price of silver is obviously breaking down. The market has been &#039;trading heavy&#039; for a while. Furthermore, the entire commodities complex is trading in a downward trending channel, except for oil. The U.S. Dollar is also stronger because of the Euro aftermath. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">From a technical perspective, the price of silver is obviously breaking down. The market has been 'trading heavy' for a while. Furthermore, the entire commodities complex is trading in a downward trending channel, except for oil. The U.S. Dollar is also stronger because of the Euro aftermath.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/state-silver-and-other-anomalous-events-10736" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:21:17 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10736 at https://www.silverseek.com Tungsten Silver? Or More Salt in the Open Wound? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tungsten-silver-or-more-salt-open-wound-10726 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nothing like a counterfeit coin scare to further quell excitement in those who have not otherwise noticed the not-for-profit, right on schedule, drubbing handed to paper silver this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here we go. With worldwide physical demand for the poor man's metal surging and the US Mint about the run out of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Silver_Eagle"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0066cc;">silver eagles</span></span></a> any minute now- again, we received the following from reader Simon.<br /><br />Nothing like a counterfeit coin scare to further quell excitement in those who have not otherwise noticed the not-for-profit, right on schedule, drubbing handed to paper silver this year.<br /></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/tungsten-silver-or-more-salt-open-wound-10726" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 01:09:44 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10726 at https://www.silverseek.com Storing Silver for the Next Generation https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/storing-silver-next-generation-10601 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many parents looking to the future and concerned about their children’s financial security have been reframing reasons for owning silver as a long term investment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Many parents looking to the future and concerned about their children’s financial security have been reframing reasons for owning silver as a long term investment.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/storing-silver-next-generation-10601" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:53:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10601 at https://www.silverseek.com Confiscation, Manipulation and the Wars Against Everyman https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/confiscation-manipulation-and-wars-against-everyman-10471 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Confiscation — both direct and indirect forms — and market manipulation tend to go hand in hand when it comes to forecasting the silver market’s future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Confiscation — both direct and indirect forms — and market manipulation tend to go hand in hand when it comes to forecasting the silver market’s future. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/confiscation-manipulation-and-wars-against-everyman-10471" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:51:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10471 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices Before the Monetary Collapse https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-monetary-collapse-10466 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Has the silver market been pricing in the coming collapse?In a word, no! Markets dominated by the impulses of real people largely no longer exist. The machines have taken over, as bots read the news and respond rapidly with large transactions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Has the silver market been pricing in the coming collapse?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>In a word, no! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-monetary-collapse-10466" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:49:17 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10466 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Possession Versus Silver Trust – A Safe Alternative to Direct Possession? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-possession-versus-silver-trust-%E2%80%93-safe-alternative-direct-possession-10321 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Value seeking investors are increasingly returning to the precious metals market. Furthermore, many of them will undoubtedly gravitate toward using the more conveniently traded alternatives to self-storing the metals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Value seeking investors are increasingly returning to the precious metals market. Furthermore, many of them will undoubtedly gravitate toward using the more conveniently traded alternatives to self-storing the metals.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-possession-versus-silver-trust-%E2%80%93-safe-alternative-direct-possession-10321" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:29:33 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10321 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices When the Traffic Lights are Blue Today https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-traffic-lights-are-blue-today-10171 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The view of the silver market from ten thousand feet away shows what is really going on behind the scenes. The manipulation of the market by deep pocket bullion banks with a hugely concentrated combined naked short position has become increasingly evident. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The view of the silver market from ten thousand feet away shows what is really going on behind the scenes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>The manipulation of the market by deep pocket bullion banks with a hugely concentrated combined naked short position has become increasingly evident. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-traffic-lights-are-blue-today-10171" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:32:38 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10171 at https://www.silverseek.com Deflation and Silver Price Mechanics https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deflation-and-silver-price-mechanics-10166 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The worldwide tug of war between the world’s major central banks has created a de facto currency war involving the competitive devaluations of major fiat currencies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p><p class="bylinepost-info" style="margin: 1em 0in;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri;">The worldwide tug of war between the world’s major central banks has created a de facto currency war involving the competitive devaluations of major fiat currencies. </span></p><p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/deflation-and-silver-price-mechanics-10166" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:24:04 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10166 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and the Mortgage Market — A Tale of Two Interventions https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-mortgage-market-%E2%80%94-tale-two-interventions-10021 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A comparison of two types of intervention has become interesting with respect to silver. First of all, Central Planning support of the mortgage and housing markets has already reached the supernova stage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">A comparison of two types of intervention has become interesting with respect to silver.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>First of all, Central Planning support of the mortgage and housing markets has already reached the supernova stage. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-mortgage-market-%E2%80%94-tale-two-interventions-10021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:52:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10021 at https://www.silverseek.com Hope is Fear Gone Bad for Paper Silver Shorts https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hope-fear-gone-bad-paper-silver-shorts-10016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price pattern in silver and gold remains intact. It shows that each time these precious metals are pushed below a key technical moving average, new buyers come into the market. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The price pattern in silver and gold remains intact. It shows that each time these precious metals are pushed below a key technical moving average, new buyers come into the market.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hope-fear-gone-bad-paper-silver-shorts-10016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:48:07 +0000 Jeff Lewis 10016 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Backwardation, Corrections and Perception Shifts https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-backwardation-corrections-and-perception-shifts-9841 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price of silver futures contracts have been regularly flirting with a state of backwardation ever since the 2008 Financial Crisis, which is a sign of a growing physical silver shortage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The price of silver futures contracts have been regularly flirting with a state of backwardation ever since the 2008 Financial Crisis, which is a sign of a growing physical silver shortage. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-backwardation-corrections-and-perception-shifts-9841" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:38:19 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9841 at https://www.silverseek.com The Future Price of Silver - A Review of Economic and Behavioral Principles https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-price-silver-review-economic-and-behavioral-principles-9836 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When forecasting the future price of silver from a fundamental perspective, it can make sense to review the basic principles of economics and behavioral science as they apply to the silver market. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">When forecasting the future price of silver from a fundamental perspective, it can make sense to review the basic principles of economics and behavioral science as they apply to the silver market.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-price-silver-review-economic-and-behavioral-principles-9836" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:33:28 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9836 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Targeting and the Will of Central Banks https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-targeting-and-will-central-banks-9676 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indirectly, the price of silver has become a central banking question. Proof of direct intervention is unnecessary. The overwhelming concentration of net shorts on the Comex, whether hedged or not, constitutes the basic violation of the fair market pricing mechanism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Indirectly, the price of silver has become a central banking question. Proof of direct intervention is unnecessary. The overwhelming concentration of net shorts on the Comex, whether hedged or not, constitutes the basic violation of the fair market pricing mechanism. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-targeting-and-will-central-banks-9676" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:47:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9676 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Coin Clipping in the Digital Era https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-clipping-digital-era-9536 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price suppression, market controls and market manipulation have become the modern day equivalent to coin clipping in the silver market. Monetary debasement is not a new phenomenon and has been practiced by various governments throughout the ages, either as a way for them to profit at the expense of their citizens or to pay off high levels of debt. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Price suppression, market controls and market manipulation have become the modern day equivalent to coin clipping in the silver market.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-clipping-digital-era-9536" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:14:51 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9536 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Coin Dealers and the New Premium Paradigm https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-dealers-and-new-premium-paradigm-9531 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The local silver coin dealer may prove to be the ultimate silver price indicator. The lower the managed paper price of silver, the more physical metal is reduced due to increased demand. Furthermore, the higher the demand for silver, the higher the physical premium moves. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span class="datetimepublished" style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The local silver coin dealer may prove to be the ultimate silver price indicator.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-dealers-and-new-premium-paradigm-9531" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:13:16 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9531 at https://www.silverseek.com The US Mint Resumes Sales While Silver Bars Disappear https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-mint-resumes-sales-while-silver-bars-disappear-9361 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. Mint resumed sales after a week of suspension as silver coins sales for January almost doubled compared with the month before. An all-time high of over 7.4 million Silver Eagle coins were bought in January from the U.S. Mint, which substantially exceeded the former record set in early 2011. Gold coin sales were also the highest seen in almost three years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The U.S. Mint resumed sales after a week of suspension as silver coins sales for January almost doubled compared with the month before. An all-time high of over 7.4 million Silver Eagle coins were bought in January from the U.S. Mint, which substantially exceeded the former record set in early 2011. Gold coin sales were also the highest seen in almost three years.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-mint-resumes-sales-while-silver-bars-disappear-9361" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:35:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9361 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Bullion and Gresham's Law Going East https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bullion-and-greshams-law-going-east-9356 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver is not going away. Its ongoing popularity seems to fly in the face of the modernist, the Keynesian and the visionary who dreams of a world without physical currency or money at all. Despite their viewpoints, silver and other precious metals remain sought after and valued by many investors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Silver is not going away.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Its ongoing popularity seems to fly in the face of the modernist, the Keynesian and the visionary who dreams of a world without physical currency or money at all. Despite their viewpoints, silver and other precious metals remain sought after and valued by many investors. </span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-bullion-and-greshams-law-going-east-9356" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:33:50 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9356 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Investing and the Sanctity of Savings https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investing-and-sanctity-savings-9126 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A basic issue with silver investing for many people is that the actual metal is scarce, valuable and increasingly vulnerable to explicit and implicit confiscation. Yet silver is not only an investment vehicle. It also acts as an alternative savings vehicle to saving wealth in fiat currencies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">A basic issue with silver investing for many people is that the actual metal is scarce, valuable and increasingly vulnerable to explicit and implicit confiscation.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investing-and-sanctity-savings-9126" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:15:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9126 at https://www.silverseek.com The Price of Silver in the Age of Broken Promises https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-silver-age-broken-promises-9121 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price of silver remains at the mercy of the big banks that make of the majority of the short side at COMEX — which is still the primary paper pricing mechanism for silver. Could silver prices go above $50 and beyond this year — and then perhaps retest $50 as a floor? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The price of silver remains at the mercy of the big banks that make of the majority of the short side at COMEX — which is still the primary paper pricing mechanism for silver.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-silver-age-broken-promises-9121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:13:24 +0000 Jeff Lewis 9121 at https://www.silverseek.com Buying Silver at $100 and the Rebirth of Counterfeiting https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/buying-silver-100-and-rebirth-counterfeiting-8986 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The debate about buying silver rounds, “junk silver” or silver Eagles goes on and on. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The debate about buying silver rounds, “junk silver” or silver Eagles goes on and on.<br /><br />Although better prices may be available on silver rounds, investors continue to worry about the “China scare” and rumors of counterfeit silver coins.<br /></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/buying-silver-100-and-rebirth-counterfeiting-8986" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:03:25 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8986 at https://www.silverseek.com Buying Silver as Kyle Bass Makes the Case for Hedge Funds https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/buying-silver-kyle-bass-makes-case-hedge-funds-8981 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Up to this point, no major or big money has entered the silver market or stood for delivery in a significant way outside of outspoken Toronto-based silver ETF manager Eric Sprott. Yet it is rather hard to imagine why they would not be joining Sprott, with QE&#039;s stretching to infinity, Fiscal Cliffs, Debt Ceilings, European Financial Crises, and now Germany no longer trusting its precious metal &quot;custodians&quot; as it repatriates its gold. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Up to this point, no major or big money has entered the silver market or stood for delivery in a significant way outside of outspoken Toronto-based silver ETF manager Eric Sprott.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/buying-silver-kyle-bass-makes-case-hedge-funds-8981" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 02:47:36 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8981 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Investing in the Age of Sentiment and Fiat Currencies https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investing-age-sentiment-and-fiat-currencies-8776 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some silver investors must be wondering why hang on to their metal at this point? Perhaps the most compelling answer is inflation, since an increase in the money stock will eventually lead to higher prices. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Some silver investors must be wondering why hang on to their metal at this point?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Perhaps the most compelling answer is inflation, since an increase in the money stock will eventually lead to higher prices.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investing-age-sentiment-and-fiat-currencies-8776" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:40:06 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8776 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices in the Event of a Comex Default https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-event-comex-default-8651 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If and when the Comex silver market implodes, so should the paper market for silver. Nevertheless, can this happen and will it happen? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, January 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">If and when the Comex silver market implodes, so should the paper market for silver. Nevertheless, can this happen and will it happen?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-event-comex-default-8651" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:23:51 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8651 at https://www.silverseek.com Future Silver Prices and Inflation - Bernanke Says Don’t Worry https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-silver-prices-and-inflation-bernanke-says-don%E2%80%99t-worry-8536 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The aftermath of dramatic balance sheet expansion is bound to be a rebound in inflationary pressures, but Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said the central bank is not going to react to a short term increase in current inflation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The aftermath of dramatic balance sheet expansion is bound to be a rebound in inflationary pressures, but Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said the central bank is not going to react to a short term increase in current inflation.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/future-silver-prices-and-inflation-bernanke-says-don%E2%80%99t-worry-8536" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:43:16 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8536 at https://www.silverseek.com Harvesting Profits From Weak Hands in the Silver Market https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/harvesting-profits-weak-hands-silver-market-8271 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In financial market jargon, those investors described as having “weak hands” typically means that they cannot hold onto a position they have established for very long if it goes against them substantially. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In financial market jargon, those investors described as having “weak hands” typically<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>means that they cannot hold onto a position they have established for very long if it goes against them substantially. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/harvesting-profits-weak-hands-silver-market-8271" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:36:24 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8271 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Investment — Time is Slipping Away https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-%E2%80%94-time-slipping-away-8096 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything has been distorted by the media. Humanity may no longer believe that the sun revolves around the earth, but some people still think that they can control nature. Nevertheless, with all the truly breathtaking science that has resulted in great social progress and technological advancement, the mass distortions in perception caused by propaganda — including illegal, unethical and immoral media intervention — will resolve itself eventually. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Everything has been distorted by the media.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Humanity may no longer believe that the sun revolves around the earth, but some people still think that they can control nature.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-investment-%E2%80%94-time-slipping-away-8096" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:30:45 +0000 Jeff Lewis 8096 at https://www.silverseek.com China Silver Demand — One Step Closer to the Edge https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china-silver-demand-%E2%80%94-one-step-closer-edge-7956 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Hong Kong based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society or CGSE announced recently that it will launch Yuan-based silver spot trading in Hong Kong in the first part of next year. The exchange says growing demand for silver has prompted the decision. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Hong Kong based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society or CGSE announced recently that it will launch Yuan-based silver spot trading in Hong Kong in the first part of next year. The exchange says growing demand for silver has prompted the decision.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china-silver-demand-%E2%80%94-one-step-closer-edge-7956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:25:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7956 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Demand: Sentiment and Trends https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-sentiment-and-trends-7811 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quiet battle is being fought in the silver market between investment interests and industrial demand. The world is finally waking up to the fact that governments can take the real silver money out of circulation, but they cannot take the money out of silver as a commodity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">A quiet battle is being fought in the silver market between investment interests and industrial demand.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The world is finally waking up to the fact that governments can take the real silver money out of circulation, but they cannot take the money out of silver as a commodity. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-sentiment-and-trends-7811" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:23:04 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7811 at https://www.silverseek.com The Silver Market Basket Case https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-basket-case-7496 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver bullion investors often feel as if they have become a basket case. As an investment class, they are increasingly growing weary of the suppressive manipulation that characterizes today’s silver market. To the outside observer, the situation in the silver market could seem even more confusing and grotesque. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, November 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Silver bullion investors often feel as if they have become a basket case. As an investment class, they are increasingly growing weary of the suppressive manipulation that characterizes today’s silver market. To the outside observer, the situation in the silver market could seem even more confusing and grotesque.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-market-basket-case-7496" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:36:16 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7496 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Demand - Money Versus Commodity https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-money-versus-commodity-7406 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silver market often seems to be like burning both ends of a candle at the same time. Basically, somewhere in the middle the two flames are bound to meet and cause an explosion in price. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, November 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The silver market often seems to be like burning both ends of a candle at the same time. Basically, somewhere in the middle the two flames are bound to meet and cause an explosion in price.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-demand-money-versus-commodity-7406" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:06:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7406 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Linings When a Currency Dies https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-linings-when-currency-dies-7281 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The global economy seems to be on a one way path to eventual destruction as interest continues to accumulate on the massive word-wide debt. Budget and trade deficits keep growing, but unfortunately without an engine for real and sustainable growth. Furthermore, the amount of interest keeps rising, while raising interest rates is not an option like it was to fight the notable inflation of the late 70&#039;s after the Dollar was taken off the gold standard by Nixon earlier in that decade. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The global economy seems to be on a one way path to eventual destruction as interest continues to accumulate on the massive word-wide debt.<br /><br />Budget and trade deficits keep growing, but unfortunately without an engine for real and sustainable growth.<br /></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-linings-when-currency-dies-7281" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:50:23 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7281 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Futures - Concentration, Confidence and the COT Reports https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-futures-concentration-confidence-and-cot-reports-7261 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The real value of the Commitment of Traders or COT Report for silver traders, (as Ted Butler, GATA, and others have been pointing out for years) lies in revealing the marked concentration of short silver futures positions held by the major bullion banks, who are classed as commercial traders. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The real value of the Commitment of Traders or COT Report for silver traders, (as <a href="http://www.butlerresearch.com/"><span style="color: #000000; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">Ted Butler</span></span></a>, <a href="http://gata.org/"><span style="color: #000000; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">GATA</span></span></a>, and others have been pointing out</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-futures-concentration-confidence-and-cot-reports-7261" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:23:37 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7261 at https://www.silverseek.com Gold and Silver - When Inflation is Summoned by the Masses https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-and-silver-when-inflation-summoned-masses-7111 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the democratic masses increasingly sense that their living standards are becoming threatened, they have been blindly authorizing their governments to do “whatever it takes” to arrest the impending economic collapse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">As the democratic masses increasingly sense that their living standards are becoming threatened, they have been blindly authorizing their governments to do “whatever it takes” to arrest the impending economic collapse.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/gold-and-silver-when-inflation-summoned-masses-7111" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:36:39 +0000 Jeff Lewis 7111 at https://www.silverseek.com The March to Silver Price Equilibrium https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/march-silver-price-equilibrium-6996 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although deficit funding has been fueling the latest precious metal’s rally, it is not hard to imagine the current CFTC investigation into manipulation in the silver market lasting 20 years, as it effectively acts as a yet another kind of price control. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Although deficit funding has been fueling the latest precious metal’s rally, it is not hard to imagine the current CFTC investigation into manipulation in the silver market lasting 20 years, as it effectively acts as a yet another kind of price control.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/march-silver-price-equilibrium-6996" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:30:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6996 at https://www.silverseek.com India, China and Growing Silver Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/india-china-and-growing-silver-demand-6976 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the Indian rupee having gained 7.3 percent against the U.S. Dollar since the end of August alone, silver prices express in rupees will likely soften in the near term. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">With the Indian rupee having gained 7.3 percent against the U.S. Dollar since the end of August alone, silver prices express in rupees will likely soften in the near term. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">This led at least one analyst to predict that silver's price direction in the short term could depend on Indian investors.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/india-china-and-growing-silver-demand-6976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:51:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6976 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and Margin Requirements Redux https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-margin-requirements-redux-6841 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wary silver investors may be wise to watch out for a pre-election margin hike.Especially if silver’s price gets too frothy or starts dragging the price of gold up along with it, since such events could signal the reemergence of unpopular inflationary pressures. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Wary silver investors may be wise to watch out for a pre-election margin hike.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Especially if silver’s price gets too frothy or starts dragging the price of gold up along with it, since such events could signal the reemergence of unpopular inflationary pressures.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-margin-requirements-redux-6841" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:27:37 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6841 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices, Priceless Rumors https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-priceless-rumors-6821 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strange rumors have been cropping up in the silver market lately — all seemingly designed to quell relatively buoyant market sentiment. One example was the recent CFTC story printed on the Financial Time’s front page citing a source predicting that the silver market manipulation case will soon be dropped. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Strange rumors have been cropping up in the silver market lately — all seemingly designed to quell relatively buoyant market sentiment.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">One example was the recent CFTC story printed on the Financial Time’s front page citing a source predicting that the silver market manipulation case will soon be dropped.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-priceless-rumors-6821" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:03 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6821 at https://www.silverseek.com Why Samsung Is Not Buying Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-samsung-not-buying-silver-6666 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For whatever reason, capital from outside the mining industry is now starting to become available to it. Interestingly, the well-known shorts in the mining shares could well be in trouble, although the fact that Samsung is buying into a gold miner highlights the fact that it is probably too late to do the same for silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 1st</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000;"><span class="SpellE"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Cluff</span></span><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"> Gold, a gold mining concern focused on West African assets, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung.</span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/why-samsung-not-buying-silver-6666" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:42:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6666 at https://www.silverseek.com How Gold and Silver Provide a Safe Haven in Today's Troubled World https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-gold-and-silver-provide-safe-haven-todays-troubled-world-6506 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reasons for holding precious metals as a relatively safe haven for one’s personal wealth are numerous. One common investing thesis for buying precious metals is that these intrinsically valuable commodities can hold their value in times of rising price levels. This characteristic can help American savers keep pace with credit expansion and paper currency debasement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The reasons for holding precious metals as a relatively safe haven for one’s personal wealth are numerous.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/how-gold-and-silver-provide-safe-haven-todays-troubled-world-6506" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:54:51 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6506 at https://www.silverseek.com When Silver Prices Finally Challenge Perception https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-prices-finally-challenge-perception-6371 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The vocabulary in which modern monetary policy is expressed has created complacency and acceptance.For example, people have learned to accept outrageous financial concepts like $1 trillion, when very few individuals have any sense of how much this actually represents. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The vocabulary in which modern monetary policy is expressed has created complacency and acceptance.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>For example, people have learned to accept outrageous financial concepts like $1 trillion, when very few individuals have any sense of how much this actually represents.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/when-silver-prices-finally-challenge-perception-6371" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:28:34 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6371 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices and the Risk of Speculator Double Jeopardy https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-risk-speculator-double-jeopardy-6346 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When the price of silver eventually explodes to the upside, the silver market and those who are responsible for regulating it will probably blame the speculators. Specs, or those who trade in a market without having an underlying commercial interest, have become the modern day scapegoats for extreme market movements, even if such movements seem entirely justified by the underlying fundamentals. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">When the price of silver eventually explodes to the upside, the silver market and those who are responsible for regulating it will probably blame the speculators. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-and-risk-speculator-double-jeopardy-6346" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:56:22 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6346 at https://www.silverseek.com The Power of the Powerless Supports a Raging Silver Bull https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/power-powerless-supports-raging-silver-bull-6196 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In essence, taking possession of artificially cheap silver is not only akin to an act of wealth conservation, it is also a quiet form of protest. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In essence, taking possession of artificially cheap silver is not only akin to an act of wealth conservation, it is also a quiet form of protest.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/power-powerless-supports-raging-silver-bull-6196" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:41:37 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6196 at https://www.silverseek.com Peak Silver Redux? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-silver-redux-6186 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peak Silver Redux? As prices at the pump gradually move back up, one finds no shortage of people calling for new financial regulations. Frequently blamed on speculators, higher gasoline prices are — as some politicians say — the result of lax laws regulating the financial system. Nevertheless, can it really be only speculators that are driving up the price of oil? Surely, the petroleum market is deeper than that. Without question, those with very deep pockets can drive up the price of just about any commodity, but typically only for a very short amount of time. Unless of course they have access to a virtually unlimited supply of paper money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 10th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: medium; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">As prices at the pump gradually move back up, one finds no shortage of people calling for new financial regulations. Frequently blamed on speculators, higher gasoline prices are — as some politicians say — the result of lax laws regulating the financial system.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/peak-silver-redux-6186" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:38:57 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6186 at https://www.silverseek.com The Direction of Silver Prices Before QE Forever https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/direction-silver-prices-qe-forever-6051 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The price of silver has moved up from $27.50 seen just a week ago to stage a test of the $31.00 level. Although technical traders may consider this market currently overbought, the fact remains that a bull market can stay overbought for quite a long time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The price of silver has moved up from $27.50 seen just a week ago to stage a test of the $31.00 level. Although technical traders may consider this market currently overbought, the fact remains that a bull market can stay overbought for quite a long time.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/direction-silver-prices-qe-forever-6051" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:19:22 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6051 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Price History and "The Hunt Effect" https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-history-and-hunt-effect-6041 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> History remembers the last nominal high in the price of silver before the more recent high of $49.77 seen in April of 2011 as an anomaly that was largely induced by the Hunt brothers&#039; purported attempt to corner the market by buying large quantities of silver and silver futures to the point where they held rights to over half the global amount of deliverable silver. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 3rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">History remembers the last nominal high in the price of silver before the more recent high of $49.77 seen in April of 2011 as an anomaly that was largely induced by the Hunt brothers' purported attempt to corner the market by buying large quantities of silver and silver futures to the point where they held rights to over half the global amount of deliverable silver. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-history-and-hunt-effect-6041" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 02:29:47 +0000 Jeff Lewis 6041 at https://www.silverseek.com Is the Price of Silver Signaling the Next Monetary Supernova, or Will it be the Cause? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-silver-signaling-next-monetary-supernova-or-will-it-be-cause-5891 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the pricing in the world’s commodity and financial markets accurately reflected anything but the culmination of decisions made by high frequency trading systems, then the recent price action in the silver market might have something meaningful behind it. In an alternative parallel universe, the recent rally in silver might actually be ‘pricing in’ the next major monetary event. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">If the pricing in the world’s commodity and financial markets accurately reflected anything but the culmination of decisions made by high frequency trading systems, then the recent price action in the silver market might have something meaningful behind it. In an alternative parallel universe, the recent rally in silver might actually be ‘pricing in’ the next major monetary event.<br /></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/price-silver-signaling-next-monetary-supernova-or-will-it-be-cause-5891" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:26:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5891 at https://www.silverseek.com Great Expectations for Silver in an Inflationary World https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-expectations-silver-inflationary-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many observers currently expect the Chinese economy to land softly, perhaps relying on domestic stimulus measures alone. Nevertheless, while the inflationary bias in the developed world made it easier to accept more economic stimulus plans in 2008, the situation is now different. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Many observers currently expect the Chinese economy to land softly, perhaps relying on domestic stimulus measures alone. Nevertheless, while the inflationary bias in the developed world made it easier to accept more economic stimulus plans in 2008, the situation is now different.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/great-expectations-silver-inflationary-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:29:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5736 at https://www.silverseek.com HFT Tail Wagging the Silver Price Dog https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hft-tail-wagging-silver-price-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The use of HFT computer systems to execute large deals rapidly in electronic markets typically allows their users to take advantage of short-lived pricing disparities in large size. Furthermore, the growth of High Frequency Trading or HFT in the silver derivatives market is exerting an ever-increasing influence on the price of physical silver. Unfortunately, the hedge fund crowd is now often mindless relying on computers to do their thinking for them. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The use of HFT computer systems to execute large deals rapidly in electronic markets typically allows their users to take advantage of short-lived pricing disparities in large size. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hft-tail-wagging-silver-price-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:57:51 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5721 at https://www.silverseek.com A Silver Coin to Save the Common Man https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-save-common-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The interrelationships between money, credit and the banking system mean that the stability of the current system is dependent upon the ability to service credit expansion, or in general the debt/GDP ratio. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 14th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The interrelationships between money, credit and the banking system mean that the stability of the current system is dependent upon the ability to service credit expansion, or in general the debt/GDP ratio. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-coin-save-common-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:24:55 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5586 at https://www.silverseek.com Pent Up Silver Demand and The CFTC Linchpin https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pent-silver-demand-and-cftc-linchpin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As scandal after financial scandal take their toll on public confidence in the economic morass curiously called the financial system, what will be the trigger for a short covering panic in the metals markets? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">As scandal after financial scandal take their toll on public confidence in the economic morass curiously called the financial system, what will be the trigger for a short covering panic in the metals markets? </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pent-silver-demand-and-cftc-linchpin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:15:46 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5561 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Price History: Helicopter Ben and the Silver COT https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-history-helicopter-ben-and-silver-cot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sadly, when it comes to precious metals investing, no entity seems as important as the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve sets U.S. monetary policy, which has a direct impact on the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 7th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Sadly, when it comes to precious metals investing, no entity seems as important as the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve sets U.S. monetary policy, which has a direct impact on the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-history-helicopter-ben-and-silver-cot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:09:07 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5461 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices: When Schrödinger's Cat Jumps Out of Pandora's Box https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-schr%C3%B6dingers-cat-jumps-out-pandoras-box <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although silver is traded as a commodity, it is also a form of money. You only have to go back less than a hundred years in the long span of human history to discover that silver once circulated widely as currency, typically in the form of silver coins. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, August 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Although silver is traded as a commodity, it is also a form of money. You only have to go back less than a hundred years in the long span of human history to discover that silver once circulated widely as currency, typically in the form of silver coins. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-when-schr%C3%B6dingers-cat-jumps-out-pandoras-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:25:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5436 at https://www.silverseek.com Stock to Flow - Silver Supply in a Fiat Depression https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stock-flow-silver-supply-fiat-depression <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although gold may seem more like money than silver due to its higher stock to flow ratio, the prices of both hard currencies are heavily managed and manipulated. Once that management becomes untenable due to the pent up forces of market supply and demand, the true value of silver and gold will be revealed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Making a case for higher silver prices can involve two ways of looking at its supply:</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/stock-flow-silver-supply-fiat-depression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:34:20 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5331 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Price Psychology https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-psychology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People have a natural tendency to seek and understand value. The currently dominant baby boomer generation has a speculative mindset with regard to investment. The relatively frugal generation that lived through the first great depression is now fading in influence, along with their collective memory of harder times. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 30th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">People have a natural tendency to seek and understand value. The currently dominant baby boomer generation has a speculative mindset with regard to investment. The relatively frugal generation that lived through the first great depression is now fading in influence, along with their collective memory of harder times.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-psychology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:30:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5326 at https://www.silverseek.com China Precious Metals Strategy https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china-precious-metals-strategy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Chinese currency the Yuan is still pegged to the U.S. Dollar at a level that undervalues it substantially, provoking criticism of this exchange rate policy. The world still believes that China cannot survive and prosper without the West to fund its development, and so most analysts are focused on a hard landing for China. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Chinese currency the Yuan is still pegged to the U.S. Dollar at a level that undervalues it substantially, provoking criticism of this exchange rate policy. The world still believes that China cannot survive and prosper without the West to fund its development, and so most analysts are focused on a hard landing for China.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china-precious-metals-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:20:25 +0000 Jeff Lewis 5161 at https://www.silverseek.com Pitfalls of Silver Price Technical Analysis https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pitfalls-silver-price-technical-analysis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technical analysis of the financial and commodity markets has been used effectively by traders to analyze price movements of commodities and stocks for hundreds of years. Despite being one of the most effective methods for forecasting future price movements, technical analysis can break down and give conflicting signals when certain events occur. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;">Technical analysis of the financial and commodity markets has been used effectively by traders to analyze price movements of commodities and stocks for hundreds of years. Despite being one of the most effective methods for forecasting future price movements, technical analysis can break down and give conflicting signals when certain events occur.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/pitfalls-silver-price-technical-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:44:42 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4971 at https://www.silverseek.com The Silver Price Enigma: Buying Low, Trading High https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-enigma-buying-low-trading-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an investment environment where savers are being punished by sustained inflation and historically low interest rates, at least silver offers an alternative to those investors who can see the writing on the wall regarding the questionable future of intrinsically worthless fiat currencies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">For the long-term silver holder, investor or conservationist — as differentiated from the active derivatives or physical trader — two strong psychological phenomena tend to exert influence over their decisions:</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-price-enigma-buying-low-trading-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:15:09 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4816 at https://www.silverseek.com The Precious Metal Achilles’ Heel https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metal-achilles%E2%80%99-heel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the grand scheme of things, people have traditionally had more faith in silver as a currency than in paper fiat currencies. Furthermore, since modern paper currencies are only backed by the creditworthiness of the authority issuing them, if that authority goes into default on its debt, the currency it issued could become virtually worthless. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="bylinepost-info"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In the grand scheme of things, people have traditionally had more faith in silver as a currency than in paper fiat currencies. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metal-achilles%E2%80%99-heel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:08:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4811 at https://www.silverseek.com Precious Metals Paper Sellers Conveniently Trapped https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-paper-sellers-conveniently-trapped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The large and mostly naked holders of short positions in precious metals are conveniently trapped, especially in the silver market. Covering in any meaningful way would blow the U.S. Dollar&#039;s cover. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The large and mostly naked holders of short positions in precious metals are conveniently trapped, especially in the silver market. Covering in any meaningful way would blow the U.S. Dollar's cover.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/precious-metals-paper-sellers-conveniently-trapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:11:05 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4696 at https://www.silverseek.com Rare Earth Silver https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rare-earth-silver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The last years of mining silver could well be compared to studies that indicate the world is approaching the last years of pumping oil. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The last years of mining silver could well be compared to studies that indicate the world is approaching the last years of pumping oil. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/rare-earth-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:13:12 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4561 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Metal Now and a Golden Traveler's Check https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-metal-now-and-golden-travelers-check <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the main advantages of buying silver versus more costly precious metals like gold and platinum is that silver’s relative cheapness allows you to buy more metal for the money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 18th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">One of the main advantages of buying silver versus more costly precious metals like gold and platinum is that silver’s relative cheapness allows you to buy more metal for the money.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Furthermore, inflation is a reality that eats away at the value of all paper currencies, while boosting the value of hard currencies like silver. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-metal-now-and-golden-travelers-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:23:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4396 at https://www.silverseek.com One Billion Silver Ounces and 100 Billion Owners https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/one-billion-silver-ounces-and-100-billion-owners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When considering whether silver is a good investment for the future, you might want to take a closer look at the current above ground supply of silver. A reasonable estimate is that roughly 1 billion ounces of silver currently exists above ground in investment grade form. This does not include the ounces of silver that need to assayed, melted, and recovered from what little silver is left in jewelry, silverware or sequestered away in electronics. But at least it’s something. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">When considering whether silver is a good investment for the future, you might want to take a closer look at the current above ground supply of silver.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">A reasonable estimate is that roughly 1 billion ounces of silver currently exists above ground in investment grade form. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/one-billion-silver-ounces-and-100-billion-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:52:05 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4216 at https://www.silverseek.com Where Silver Trumps Central Planning https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-silver-trumps-central-planning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The people of the developed countries — such as the United States, Japan and Britain — that have engaged in huge quantitative easing programs in the wake of the post-2008 global recession are now simply awaiting more money printing in the hopes that it will improve their respective economies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 11th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The current worldwide political landscape is full of examples where the politics and economy connect.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In fact, economic policy is largely driven by politics in most countries around the globe.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/where-silver-trumps-central-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:48:55 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4211 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver: A Tier 1 Asset for All https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-tier-1-asset-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In recent years, precious metals, most notably silver and gold, have played an unusual dual role as both monetary and non-monetary commodities. That may be in the process of changing for major financial institutions to favor holding metals as collateral as the Basel Committee ponders allowing banks to use gold as a Tier 1 capital asset. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #000000;"><a name="_GoBack"></a><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">In recent years, precious metals, most notably silver and gold, have played an unusual dual role as both monetary and non-monetary commodities. That may be in the process of changing for major financial institutions to favor holding metals as collateral as the Basel Committee ponders allowing banks to use gold as a Tier 1 capital asset. </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-tier-1-asset-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:08:03 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4086 at https://www.silverseek.com The Silver Squeeze: Bank Runs Versus EU Short Covering? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-squeeze-bank-runs-versus-eu-short-covering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> According to Google Trends, the number of Internet searches for the phrase “bank run” has reached an all-time high, demonstrating just how concerned many intelligent people are becoming over the stability of the global banking system. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, June 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">According to Google Trends, the number of Internet searches for the phrase “bank run” has reached an all-time high, demonstrating just how concerned many intelligent people are becoming over the stability of the global banking system.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-squeeze-bank-runs-versus-eu-short-covering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:14:19 +0000 Jeff Lewis 4091 at https://www.silverseek.com Low Baltic Dry Index and Negative Real Rates Make Silver Attractive https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/low-baltic-dry-index-and-negative-real-rates-make-silver-attractive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recently, Bill Holter, a contributor to The Lemetropolecafe pointed out an interesting relationship between two major economic indicators and the quiet desperation that is propping up the world financial system. The Baltic Dry Index or BDI provides a daily assessment of the cost of shipping key raw commodities by sea and is issued by London’s Baltic Exchange. The index covers 23 shipping routes for dry bulk carriers on a timecharter basis. These large ships move various commodities, such as coal, grain and iron ore, around the world. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Recently, Bill <span class="SpellE">Holter</span>, a contributor to <a href="http://lemetropolecafe.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0000ff;">The <span class="SpellE">Lemetropolecafe</span></span></span></a> pointed out an interesting relationship between two major economic indicators and the quiet desperation that is propping up the world financial system. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/low-baltic-dry-index-and-negative-real-rates-make-silver-attractive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 13:23:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3931 at https://www.silverseek.com Will Precious Metal Premiums One Day Trump the Spot Price? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-precious-metal-premiums-one-day-trump-spot-price <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the curious characteristics of the retail precious metals market is the premium that retail investors need to pay in order to purchase silver or gold bullion coins for investment purposes. This premium consists of the extra price that an investor needs to pay over and above the intrinsic value of the metal contained within the coin evaluated at prevailing spot market prices. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">One of the curious characteristics of the retail precious metals market is the premium that retail investors need to pay in order to purchase silver or gold bullion coins for investment purposes. This premium consists of the extra price that an investor needs to pay over and above the intrinsic value of the metal contained within the coin evaluated at prevailing spot market prices.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/will-precious-metal-premiums-one-day-trump-spot-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 20 May 2012 08:42:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3736 at https://www.silverseek.com The Yuan, Rupee and Physical Silver Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/yuan-rupee-and-physical-silver-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> China and India together account for a considerable amount of the current demand for physical silver. Each emerging market country has a strong base of support for silver from individual investors, who often purchase the physical metal as jewelry and bullion since it is thought to provide a more reliable store of value than the local currency. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="bylinepost-info"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">China and India together account for a considerable amount of the current demand for physical silver. Each emerging market country has a strong base of support for silver from individual investors, who often purchase the physical metal as jewelry and bullion since it is thought to provide a more reliable store of value than the local currency.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/yuan-rupee-and-physical-silver-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 13 May 2012 10:02:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3561 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver and the Nature of Supply and Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-nature-supply-and-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many observers of the silver market have wondered why futures prices for silver seem so low when demand for the physical metal continues to increase in the face of an ever dwindling supply of the precious and industrial metallic commodity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Many observers of the silver market have wondered why futures prices for silver seem so low when demand for the physical metal continues to increase in the face of an ever dwindling supply of the precious and industrial metallic commodity.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-and-nature-supply-and-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 06 May 2012 04:14:06 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3391 at https://www.silverseek.com Carbon Credit Derivatives https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/carbon-credit-derivatives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carbon credits are tradable permits or certificates that are typically related to the emission of one ton carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas considered responsible for the controversial global warming process. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, May 6th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Carbon credits are tradable permits or certificates that are typically related to the emission of one ton carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas considered responsible for the controversial global warming process.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/carbon-credit-derivatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 06 May 2012 04:12:17 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3386 at https://www.silverseek.com Mad Cow Futures and Silver Fundamentals https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mad-cow-futures-and-silver-fundamentals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently confirmed the country’s fourth known case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE, which is popularly known as Mad Cow Disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 27th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: windowtext; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently confirmed the country’s fourth known case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE, which is popularly known as Mad Cow Disease.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span></span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/mad-cow-futures-and-silver-fundamentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:25:48 +0000 Jeff Lewis 3151 at https://www.silverseek.com COMEX Reduces Silver Margins Yet Again https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-reduces-silver-margins-yet-again <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style='color: rgb(0, 0, 10); font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";'>After raising margin requirements for silver futures contracts eight times last year, the CME Group has decided to lower margins yet again, after having last lowered them on February 13<sup>th</sup>.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/comex-reduces-silver-margins-yet-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:40:38 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2951 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Entrenched in Consolidation Pattern Below Key MA and Falling Trendline https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-entrenched-consolidation-pattern-below-key-ma-and-falling-trendline <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style='font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;'>After late February’s dramatic false upside breakout in silver that peaked at the $37.48 level on February 29<sup>th</sup> stunned many technical traders who were expecting a follow-on rally, its subsequent price action fell into what many analysts considered could be a potentially toppish head and shoulders pattern, which had been forming since the early part of this year. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-entrenched-consolidation-pattern-below-key-ma-and-falling-trendline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:23:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2846 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Institute Releases Annual Jeweler Survey Report https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-institute-releases-annual-jeweler-survey-report <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, April 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><a name="_GoBack"></a><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Silver Promotion Service of the Washington D.C. based Silver Institute recently released the third in its annual series of surveys of silver jewelry sales performed by Nielsen/National Jeweler. For the participants in the survey, silver jewelry sales made up 37% of retailer unit volume and 27% of dollar volume, on average. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-institute-releases-annual-jeweler-survey-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:11:47 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2726 at https://www.silverseek.com Building a Bullish Case for Silver’s Long Term Prospects https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/building-bullish-case-silver%E2%80%99s-long-term-prospects <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">After the big move in 2011 was summarily ‘dealt with’, which sent the precious metal’s price down from a peak of $46.82 on April 24<sup>th</sup> down to a low of $26.05 by September 25<sup>th</sup>, many silver bulls have found themselves reviewing their perhaps picture of the metal’s future prospects. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/building-bullish-case-silver%E2%80%99s-long-term-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:56:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2711 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Nano-Trees Developed to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-nano-trees-developed-increase-solar-cell-efficiency <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 29th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Silver paste is used as a highly efficient conductor of electricity in the vast majority of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, which are the most prevalent form of solar cell used to generate solar power. Solar cell manufacture uses as much as 12 percent of the global silver supply on an annual basis.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-nano-trees-developed-increase-solar-cell-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:09:30 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2631 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Painted Into Potential Head and Shoulders Top’s Neckline https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-painted-potential-head-and-shoulders-top%E2%80%99s-neckline <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">After silver staged a dramatic false upside break in late February that whipsawed many bullish traders, the price action has since been forming what appears to be a bearish head and shoulders top pattern on the daily charts.The keyword is staged, as the decline could not have been more ‘unnatural’ from a technical standpoint, yet the nature of these moves are rarely questioned.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-painted-potential-head-and-shoulders-top%E2%80%99s-neckline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:44:34 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2566 at https://www.silverseek.com FOMC Statement Sends (The Perception of) Silver Sharply Lower as QE3 Hopes Fade Further https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fomc-statement-sends-perception-silver-sharply-lower-qe3-hopes-fade-further <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 22nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee or FOMC released a somewhat more optimistic rate statement on Tuesday, March 13<sup>th</sup>. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fomc-statement-sends-perception-silver-sharply-lower-qe3-hopes-fade-further" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:41:56 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2561 at https://www.silverseek.com U.S. Mint Silver Coin Sales Drop Sharply in February https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-mint-silver-coin-sales-drop-sharply-february <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The silver coin market was rocked by the announcement from the U.S. Mint that sales of its American Eagle Silver coins had fallen by a whopping 75.6 percent in February to just 1.49 million troy ounces.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/us-mint-silver-coin-sales-drop-sharply-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:16:21 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2491 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver’s False Bullish Breaks Head Fake Technicians https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-false-bullish-breaks-head-fake-technicians <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 15th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">As February ended, silver made a spectacular rise and fall. The metal’s spot price first traded up to a high of $37.20 on the 28<sup>th</sup> and then crashed down hard to hit a low of $33.96 on the following special leap day of February 29<sup>th</sup>. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-false-bullish-breaks-head-fake-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:13:13 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2486 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Broke Range to Push Above 200 Day Before The Counterintuitive Fall https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-broke-range-push-above-200-day-counterintuitive-fall <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, March 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">As February drew to a close, the price of silver staged a notably bullish break above both its closely watched 200 day Moving Average and the neckline of a potential Double Bottom pattern that many technical precious metal traders and analysts had been watching attentively.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-broke-range-push-above-200-day-counterintuitive-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:17:57 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2381 at https://www.silverseek.com Huichol Indians Protest Silver Mining Plan at Sacred Mountains https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/huichol-indians-protest-silver-mining-plan-sacred-mountains <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 23rd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">As the rise in the price of silver over the past few years makes an increasing number of formerly prohibitively expensive excavation sites appear much more attractive to mining concerns, environmental and cultural issues remain to be resolved before global silver production can rise in earnest to meet growing demand for the physical metal.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/huichol-indians-protest-silver-mining-plan-sacred-mountains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:48:32 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2141 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Enters Short Term Trading Range in Bullish Overall Technical Picture https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-enters-short-term-trading-range-bullish-overall-technical-picture <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">The technical picture for spot silver has been decidedly bullish since the grey metal made what seems to be a double bottom pattern on its price chart.Basically, the price of silver has fallen to a set of notable medium term lows, first at the $26.05 level on September 26<sup>th</sup> of last year, and more recently at the $26.15 level on December 29<sup>th</sup>.</span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-enters-short-term-trading-range-bullish-overall-technical-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:08:02 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2021 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Prices Soften as Greek Tragedy Continues https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-soften-greek-tragedy-continues <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 16th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Prices for precious metals met resistance as Greece continues to be the main focal point in the ongoing European financial crisis. Despite agreeing to strict austerity measures, including cutting 15,000 public sector jobs and cutting the minimum wage by 22 percent, the coalition leaders would not agree to make substantial cuts in supplementary pensions. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-prices-soften-greek-tragedy-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:07:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 2016 at https://www.silverseek.com Manufacturing PMI Data Reflects Stronger Global Outlook, Supportive of Silver Industrial Demand https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/manufacturing-pmi-data-reflects-stronger-global-outlook-supportive-silver-industrial-dema <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Ac<a name="_GoBack"></a>cording to a Markit Economics survey of 30 nations’ purchasing managers, the world’s leading manufacturing nations began the year considerably better than expected. The Markit survey showed its Global Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index had risen from 50.2 in December to 51.2 in January, with a number over 50 indicating expansion. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/manufacturing-pmi-data-reflects-stronger-global-outlook-supportive-silver-industrial-dema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 19:14:54 +0000 Jeff Lewis 1881 at https://www.silverseek.com FOMC Pushes Unchanged Rates Forecast Out to 2014, Fed Sets Inflation Target https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fomc-pushes-unchanged-rates-forecast-out-2014-fed-sets-inflation-target <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Among the recent price consolidation, it should not be forgotten that the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve Board decided to leave rates at 0.0% to 0.25% until at least late 2014, according to the FOMC statement released on January 25<sup>th</sup>. </span></p></div><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/fomc-pushes-unchanged-rates-forecast-out-2014-fed-sets-inflation-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:57:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 1751 at https://www.silverseek.com Bullish Technical Signals Support Silver and Gold Prices https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bullish-technical-signals-support-silver-and-gold-prices <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style='font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif";'><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Several closely watched technical factors played a substantial role in precious metals trading last week as traders noted that increasingly bullish signals of an impending rally accumulated strength. </span></span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/bullish-technical-signals-support-silver-and-gold-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:13:41 +0000 Jeff Lewis 1491 at https://www.silverseek.com Hecla Mining Tanks After Lucky Friday Mine Closure Cuts 2012 Silver Production Estimate by 1.5Moz https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hecla-mining-tanks-after-lucky-friday-mine-closure-cuts-2012-silver-production-estimate-1 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 19th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style='font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;'><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Top U.S. silver producer Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) announced on Wednesday, January 11<sup>th</sup> that it was lowering its 2012 silver production forecast to only 7 million ounces. This represented a 1.5 million ounce decline from the company's former 9.5 million ounce estimate.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/hecla-mining-tanks-after-lucky-friday-mine-closure-cuts-2012-silver-production-estimate-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:53:10 +0000 Jeff Lewis 1391 at https://www.silverseek.com Renewed Iranian Worries Support Silver and Gold Prices https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/renewed-iranian-worries-support-silver-and-gold-prices <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 12th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/renewed-iranian-worries-support-silver-and-gold-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:43:59 +0000 Jeff Lewis 1176 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Value Investing With A Financial System Off the Rails https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-value-investing-financial-system-rails <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 5th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;'><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">John Bogle is well known in the investment community.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>At Vanguard, he completely changed the way investors think about Wall Street.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He has legions of fans, fans who label themselves as “Bogleheads,” reflecting their staunch acceptance of his main investment thesis: turnover kills.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-value-investing-financial-system-rails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:36:35 +0000 Jeff Lewis 961 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver Industrial Demand - Steel May The Commodity to Watch https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-industrial-demand-steel-may-commodity-watch <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 4th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: left;" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;'><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Forecasting the future of the economy is a difficult task; one who can do it with regularity will most certainly see massive investment profits.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Most of this complexity comes from the lack of clarity in commodities prices.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver-industrial-demand-steel-may-commodity-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:55:27 +0000 Jeff Lewis 941 at https://www.silverseek.com European Credit Crunch – Another Excuse For Silver Downdraft? https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/european-credit-crunch-%E2%80%93-another-excuse-silver-downdraft <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, December 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";'><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">It's clear that Europe's debt problems can now be wrapped up into the term credit crunch.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In light of operations by the Federal Reserve, the amount of money available for credit appears to be shrinking, while risk premiums demanded by banks are thickening.</span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/european-credit-crunch-%E2%80%93-another-excuse-silver-downdraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:12:33 +0000 Jeff Lewis 806 at https://www.silverseek.com China’s Stimulus Talk And Buying Silver On The Copper Dip https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china%E2%80%99s-stimulus-talk-and-buying-silver-copper-dip <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 20th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";'><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">All eyes are now on China as a source for consumer strength in the developed world.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Customs data released on December 10 tells a concerning story - China's overseas shipments are growing, but at their slowest pace since 2009.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/china%E2%80%99s-stimulus-talk-and-buying-silver-copper-dip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:44:17 +0000 Jeff Lewis 776 at https://www.silverseek.com Give Silver Bullion an AAA Rating https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/give-silver-bullion-aaa-rating-0 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: left;" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";'>The FinancialTimes reported early on Monday that Standard &amp; Poor’s will announce a potential downgrade of five triple-A rated governments.As of writing time, no announcement has been made.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: left;" class="MsoNormal" align="left">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/give-silver-bullion-aaa-rating-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:34:53 +0000 Jeff Lewis 551 at https://www.silverseek.com Silver’s Beta is Irrelevant https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-beta-irrelevant-0 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 13th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: left;" class="MsoNormal" align="left"><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";'>Beta is a financial term that describes an asset’s volatility relative to the S&amp;P500 index.In scoring individual assets against the equity markets, financiers hope to find a collection of securities that provide the best possible appreciation with the least amount of beta.That is, financiers are compensated to make many different investments to form the perfect portfolio that, over ti</span></p><p><a href="https://www.silverseek.com/commentary/silver%E2%80%99s-beta-irrelevant-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:35:43 +0000 Jeff Lewis 556 at https://www.silverseek.com