pour ceux qui disent que ça n'existe pas .. et qu'il n'y a pas pénurie..
graphe super édifiant de l'argent en backwardation définition backwardation www.sharelynx.com
Australia’s Nick Laird…
Here's the latest silver futures spread showing the backwardation - it's still expanding so has more to run.
et sur les nouveaux records de hausse de la Demande de physique / investissement www.lemetropolecafe.cm
U.S. MINT REPORTS STRONGEST FEBRUARY SALES OF AMERICAN EAGLE SILVER COINS IN AT LEAST 25 YEARS AT 3.24 MLN OZ
-U.S. Mint gold, silver coin sales rise year-on-year
* U.S. Mint gold coin sales up 10 pct year-on-year
* Mint reports best Feb silver coin sales in at least 25 yrs
* Gold, silver coin sales dip from January's stellar levels
LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Sales of American Eagle gold coins by the United States Mint rose 10 percent year-on-year last month and silver coin sales recorded their strongest February ever, data from the Mint showed on Tuesday.
However, sales of both gold and silver coins fell month-on-month from January's extremely strong levels.
Silver coin sales hit a record 6.422 million ounces in the first month of 2011.
A total 92,500 ounces of American Eagle gold coins were sold last month, the Mint said, down by nearly a third from January.
The U.S. Mint produces American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins in four denominations: one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce. The Silver Bullion Coin is only available in the one-ounce size.
American Eagle silver coin sales rose year-on-year by 58 percent to 3.24 million ounces in February.
Sales of small investment products like coins and bars has risen strongly and steadily over the last few years, analysts said, as concerns over the strength of the economic recovery boost interest in precious metals as a haven from risk.
"There is a fair amount of concern over the macro economy, and rising prices have also attracted some buyers," said Michael Widmer, an analyst at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. "It's not super expensive to put some of your savings into those coins."
Both gold and silver prices have rallied sharply since the financial crisis unfolded, rallying to record highs and 31-year highs respectively in recent months.
"Concerns over the fiscal cycle and monetary policy in the United States provided an incentive for people to buy," Widmer said.
He said he expected sales of both gold and silver coins to remain firm this year, with silver expected to prove the more popular of the two metals for coin buyers.
"Silver coins have quasi-monetary characteristics in the United States," said Widmer.
"Retail consumers and investors have a much bigger affinity with silver because of that, especially when you are concerned about the way the monetary system is going."
-END-UK Royal Mint gold, silver coin sales double
* Strong demand expected for gold and silver coins in 2011
* Coin sales boosted by new products, global metals demand
By Jan Harvey
LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The UK Royal Mint's gold and silver coin sales doubled year-on-year in January to 63,000 ounces, lifted in part by the launch of new commemorative coins for the 2012 Olympics and the Royal engagement, the Mint said.
The Mint chiefly produces commemorative and collectable coins including gold bullion sovereigns, half sovereigns and quarter sovereigns in 22-carat gold.
The Mint's head of sales, Jonathan Cockroft, said the trend for higher sales was expected to continue this year and was partly due to new products such as a range of Olympic 50 pence pieces and the first Royal Engagement coin.
"The Royal Mint enjoyed strong sales of gold and silver in 2010, and indicators suggest that this sales growth is continuing into 2011," Cockroft said.
"High global demand for gold and silver makes the Royal Mint's precious metal products increasingly sought after."
Last year the Mint's gold coin sales totalled 110,287 ounces of gold, down from 2009's stellar 118,374 ounces but well up on the 32,629 ounces sold in 2008.
Silver coin sales last year totalled 368,991 ounces, against 388,129 ounces in 2009 and 179,480 in 2008.
Demand for gold coins has risen sharply in recent years as investors have turned to bullion as a hedge against currency market instability and economic turmoil.
Gold prices have risen more than 50 percent since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in late 2008, touching a record $1,430.95 an ounce in December. On Monday the metal was bid at around $1,410 an ounce in mid-afternoon trade.
Silver prices have also risen in gold's wake, hitting their highest since 1980 earlier this month at $34.30 an ounce.
Demand for silver coins particularly strong, with sales of silver bullion coins by the United States Mint rising 79 percent in January to 6.422 million ounces.