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Record Silver Coin Demand Signals Financial Trouble Ahead

Official silver coin sales are forecasted to hit a record 130 Moz this year. This huge surge in demand represents a percentage of investors who have decided to exchange increasing worthless paper currency for sound money. Understanding this ongoing silver market trend is important for investors who want to protect their wealth when the next major financial crash occurs.

Shanghai vs Comex: Opposite Moves In Silver Inventories

COMEX silver inventories peaked in the beginning of July at 184.5 million oz (Moz) and then continued to decline, reaching a low of 159.9 Moz presently. Shanghai Futures Exchange silver inventories bottomed on August 18th at 233 metric tons (mt), then continued to grow over the past three months to the present 528 mt.

The Silver Market Disconnect Continues - Must See Silver Charts

The current surge of physical silver investment demand, whether it be from India (silver bar) or North American (Official coin), continues to put stress on the silver market. This stress is forcing a disconnect in normal supply-demand forces that will likely get worse if the world experiences more financial turmoil or stock market panics in the future.

What If This Retail Physical Silver Supply Shortage Doesn’t End?

If the U.S. and world suffer either a market crash or Black Swan event in the next several months, we will see the current physical silver product shortage extend to a point that it may never end. If we do not get the highly anticipated market crash, then this present tightness in the physical silver market may lighten up by the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.

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