Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 MST

ETFs’ silver holdings up

Resourceinvestor.com titled a recent article about ETF silver holdings thusly: London-Listed Silver ETF Unloading Holdings A title with a negative connotation. However, the article itself was rather bullish on silver. On reading the article, you will learn that although the small London-based ETF had about 3.5 million ounces (99 tons) worth of silver redemptions from

CFTC denies silver price manipulation

Releasing a second study in four years, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) denies that the major bullion houses are or have manipulated the price of silver. Basically, the CFTC study said that price of silver is not and has not been manipulated because the price of silver has risen substantially over the last few

Silver back to $20 this year?

GFMS Ltd., a metal consultancy headquartered in London, says that silver will climb back to $20 this year, primarily because of investor demand. The prediction came with the release of Silver Institute’s annual World Silver Survey, which GFMS compiles. GFMS, formerly known as Gold Fields Minerals Services, publishes the one of the two respected annual

Reuters attempts hatchet job on silver

Reuters, a major financial data provider, has attempted a hatchet job on silver, a piece is so bad that should be ignored, but already I’ve seen copies of the release on two major online news sources. Undoubtedly, because of Reuters’ wide acceptance as a mainstream news provider, the piece has spread around the financial world.

Silver Eagles update, early Monday 4/21/08

As noted in today’s earlier post, the U.S. Mint is allocating Silver Eagles to its distributors. Also as noted in the post, I speculated that the Mint may find that it does not have to allocate because demand may be much lower than it was in March. Still, premiums were up as renewed trading in

U.S. Mint again selling Silver Eagles

Late last week, the U.S. Mint notified its distributors that it will again take orders for its American Silver Eagle bullion coins on April 21, 2008. Interestingly, the Mint further said that it will be allocating coins to its distributors because of “the unprecedented demand for American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins.” At first it may

Silver Eagles update

As noted on the Silver Eagles page on the cmigs website, the U.S. Mint is not now producing Silver Eagles. One of the consequences of the Mint not disclosing why it had stopped turning out its popular 1-oz silver coins was widespread speculation that the Mint was discontinuing its Silver Eagles program due to a

Observations about silver

John Lee of goldmau.com posted some observations about the silver market that should be of interest to silver investors, despite Lee’s website being dedicated to commodities traders, not investors. I will comment on some of Lee’s observations, but time does not permit me to comment on all of them. Lee started by noting that in

A $1000 “no confidence” vote

“A soaring gold price is a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the central bank and the dollar. This certainly was the case in 1979 and 1980. Today, gold prices reflect a growing restlessness with the increasing money supply, our budgetary and trade deficits, our unfunded liabilities, and the inability of Congress and the administration to