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Why Silver Prices Could Easily Double or Triple

To understand the explosive fundamentals in Silver, first ignore short-term factors such as net short/long positions, weekly ETF holdings, or latest open interest. Data like these fluctuate regularly & rarely have long-term bearing on prices. Here are the big-picture that tells what could impact silver over the next several years.

Peak Gold? Russia To Surpass Australia As World No 2 Gold Producer

Decline in gold production in Australia has been blamed on royalties & falling price in recent years. Possibly Australia may have reached “peak gold.” China & Russia are the only 2 large producers to have seen significant gold production increases as sizable ore deposits that were left untapped during the Communist eras are mined today.

Palladium Reaches 13-Year High Over $900 oz as Gold Trading Volumes Surge 66%

Palladium, mostly used in catalytic converters in cars alongside platinum, has advanced 25% so far this year on concerns about Russian supplies & as supply was cut by a mine strike that ended in June in South Africa, the 2nd-biggest producer. Tension over Ukraine led to US & EU slapping sanctions on Russia, the top supplier.

Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June - Currency Wars Intensify

The Russian central bank officially increased its gold holdings by 16.8 tonnes to 1,094.8 tonnes in June, the IMF’s International Financial Statistics report showed. In ounce terms, Russia increased its gold holdings by some 500,000 ounces, to 35.197 million ounces in June from 34.656 million ounces in May.

Why An End To Dark Pools Would Be A Clear Nightmare For The Fed

Dark pools or ATS represent only a part of off-exchange trading & reporting has started only recently in May 2014, but account for around 39% of off-exchange trading activity & 15% of all equity trading volumes. Simply put – the end of dark pools would be the end of the complacent benign risk markets that the Fed enjoys control over.

COMEX – Why it’s Corrupt

Replacing the law of supply and demand as the price determinant, the COMEX has substituted a private club run by a few large traders who, in turn, dictate prices to metal producers, consumers & investors. Ironically, it is data from the CME and published by the CFTC that prove price manipulation on the COMEX.

Liquidity Becoming A Serious Issue As Japan's Bond Market Death Goes Global

Government intervention has killed the largest bond market in the world. While there are ‘trade-less’ sessions now in Japanese bonds, lack of liquidity is becoming a growing problem in US Treasuries (where Fed owns 1/3rd of the market) & Europe where as JPMorgan warns, “some of this liquidity may be more superficial than really deep.

Even The CME Is Getting Tired Of Silver Manipulation

Everyone has seen the inexplicable bouts of furious selling in gold and silver, coming out of nowhere with no news or catalyst, which serve no rational price discovery but merely there to reprice the market higher or lower. Now CME is getting worried that manipulation is chasing regular retail traders away who are tired of being fleeced daily.

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