CIBC is Bearish on silver(While Canadian Banks have no silver!)Silver Stock Reportby Jason Hommel, February 9th, 2009
9500 ounces of silver tonight, Monday Night, 7pm Pacific
We have listed at www.seekbullion.com
3500 Buffalo Rounds
Rounds - these came from a bag of 500 that was moved around too much, and
contain a few nicks.
1500 oz. of 100 oz. Academy Bars
3000 oz. of a new
style of Buffalo with a 1929 Indian on the reverse.
1000 oz. of a new style
of a Pirate Skull with Palm trees on the reverse.
Many are wondering what kinds of designs we will have next. We have at least
7 more designs in the works. If you have any coin ideas you would like to share
or see made into rounds, please send your ideas to our extraordinary artist
who sends near-finished designs to various sculptors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our auctions are being bid right at the reserve price, and on some
days, we only sell half of what we have listed. That means that now is the
perfect time to buy, since your bid will likely win!
Our shipping procedures are beginning to run more smoothly now, and thus,
it's a perfect time to register at www.seekbullion.com
for our auctions.
on commentary on commentary:
My commentary on the dumbest commentary of
the day:"After a disastrous late 2008, we feel that silver's
downside beta to gold will remain higher than its upside beta," the analysts
asserted. "At the first sign of a decline in the price of gold, investors will
likely sell their silver holdings, but retain more of their gold holdings, since
gold has a superior reputation as an insurance policy compared to silver.
Therefore, for 2009, we believe that silver will likely offer lower returns than
gold, with higher volatility," according to CIBC.
I'll tell you
exactly why that opinion is misguided, and therefore wrong. That analysis
suggests that the main drivers in the silver market, both up and down, are
investment demand. But investment demand is about 10-20% of the silver market
these days, ranging from 50 million to 70 million ounces per year, and possibly
as high as 100 million ounces for 2008 by my own ballpark estimate. Mine
supply, by contrast, ranges from 550 million ounces to 650 million ounces per
year, and other supply consists of scrap and government selling, which adds
about another 250 million ounces so that the total supply ranges from 800 to 900
Furthermore, according to my own research and view,
silver investors are far smarter and wiser than gold investors, so that if
anyone is going to sell precious metals in a foolish panic, it is far, far more
likely to be gold investors, not silver investors.
In point of fact,
it's not "investment" demand that is driving the silver price all over the
place. It's paper futures contract selling, as I've pointed out over and over
again. When a large bank can sell up to 130 million ounces of paper silver in
futures in a month, with no action by the CFTC, which causes other funds who
hold long paper positions to close out their positions due to margin calls,
which also adds no silver to the market, price swings to the downside can be
volatile, as we have seen. But such manipulations, including issuing foolishly
bearish commentary, will not work with wise silver investors who buy physical
The foolish commentators at CIBC go on to say that rising base
metals prices will soon flood the market with silver by-product production.
Exactly the opposite has taken place! Copper was as high as $4 and is now at
$1.60. Zinc was as high as $2, now at $0.53/lb! Lead was as high as $1.10 now
at $.54. If the high base metals prices of the past two years did not flood the
market with silver, what in the world are they predicting? Copper to run to
$10/pound? If the world will see such hyper - inflation, silver is likely to
run to $100/oz.! Idiots.
But they are bankers, what can you expect?
They are not idiots, they are purposeful, willful, malicious liars! In their
view, of course paper money is sound, even though they have so much now from the
baiouts, they don't know what to do with it all! Hey, try buying a little
silver! Good luck finding it in quantity! I just had to wait 2-3 weeks to get
a mere 35,000 oz. from my largest supplier! Maybe that's why prices were going
up for a couple weeks last week as I could not get bar numbers for my silver
that I ordered!
Meanwhile, coin shops around the nation continue to be
nearly sold out of silver, and have more gold. What does that tell you about
where prices are going?
Yes, silver dropped a bit today, time to buy on