‘$15 billion worth of world silver inventories’

Samtidigt tog Alibaba in $8 miljarder i en finansiering (länk), halva värdet av den totala mängden silver inventories varav bara en liten del tillgängligt att köpa. Hoppas det framgår hur löjligt lite silver det finns där ute i förhållande till mängden luftpengar som skapas ur intet varje dag. Mer om hur extremt tajt silvermarknaden är läs senaste av Ted Butler:

I remain amazed that the world continues to miss the most important distinction between gold and silver, namely, how much of each exists. After all, something has to explain why the world’s investors are completely unaware of the physical and financial facts surrounding silver. I’ll tell you straight out – if there were only $15 billion worth of gold inventories in the world, I’d probably be a bigger gold bull than silver bull – if you can imagine that.

Fifteen billion dollars is such a pitifully small amount for what might exist in world inventories for either gold or silver that it would be reason enough to buy either if that valuation applied. Well, it does apply to silver and doesn’t apply to gold where the amount of gold in the world is measured in the trillions of dollars ($6.5 trillion, to be precise). Furthermore, very little of the $15 billion worth of world silver inventories is available for sale – according to ETF and inventory flows. I can’t prove it, but I doubt that if someone tried to buy just one billion dollars’ worth of physical silver currently (60 million oz), the transaction could not be completed below $30.Silver analyst Ted Butler: 19 November 201

Ang gårdagens reversal i guld & silver & lite annat

‘With a shortage, world investors will recognize the rarity of silver’

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– World gold stocks are around 5 billion ounces and silver around 1 to 2 billion ounces. I say with conviction that silver is more rare than gold and, in my eyes, is the only precious metal. I think investors are beginning to understand that a shortage can develop easily in silver, but not so in gold, because it is not used that much industrially. It is a lot easier for people to pay $15 or $20 for an ounce than $900 or $1,000, especially when the cheap one has the most value.

If 90% of the world population knew this, the prices of silver and gold would be different. In the short term, with gold prices over $900, silver would be in the hundreds. Mr. Butler doesn’t like my numbers. He says that they are too extreme and people are going to lose confidence in my writing, but I hope he will not censor me, because this is my opinion. Silver in the hundreds of dollars will come only with a shortage of silver. The 4 or less shorts will give up. With a shortage, world investors will recognize the rarity of silver.

Gold and silver seem to trade together, tick by tick. It is easy for many people to think they are the same commodity. Not true. Gold and silver are very different, even if they behave now as one. I am certain that will change, and perhaps very soon. You don’t have to look very far to see just how different silver is from gold.

Some of you want to hear how I see the future in silver prices and what I think about the world in my crystal ball.

(1) Life expectancy will rise tremendously and most of you will live over 100 in years to come.

(2) It will be very important to save and prepare for a long life.

(3) Investment in education—-silver—-farmland, in my opinion, will do the best.

(4) At some point, in 15 to 20 years, silver prices will be 5 times higher than gold prices. If my calculation is correct, a dollar invested in silver will do many times better than gold. In real estate value, I think 1,000 ounces of silver will buy a 3-bedroom apartment in Manhattan in Trump Towers.

I am a different thinker, and some gold investors don’t like my opinion, but that is their problem.

Those who believe in silver value should buy eagles and force the mint to work overtime.