Tag Archive for: silver

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #5 (Silver)

Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases high-quality vintage and new jewelry for resale online and through other channels. Monetary Metals’ lessors are financing additional inventory to grow Scottsdale Precious Metals’ business. This lease deal is a continuation of Lease #2 with additional ounces to fund business expansion. Metal: Silver Commencement Date: May 25, 2018 Duration: 372 days, […]

Open Letter to Warren Buffett

Dear Mr. Buffet, Let me start by saying that I am a great admirer of yours. What you and Charlie Munger have accomplished at Berkshire Hathaway is truly extraordinary. Today though, I want to talk to you about a very specific four letter word – gold. You’ve not been shy with your opinion about gold […]

Da Boyz Whacked Silver Again, Update 28 Nov 2017

The price of silver abruptly dropped on Tuesday. There it was, sitting around $17.05 at 14:00 GMT. And boom. By 15:10, it was $16.78. Twenty seven cents of Fed-petrodollar-supporting non-profit illicit profits for da boyz in da cartel (you know who you are)! Or was it…? In the gold and silver communities, one needs no […]

Intraday Price Analysis, 17 Nov 2017

In this article, we show intraday graphs of both metals for Friday’s price action and provide our analysis of the basis moves. Here is a graph of Friday’s price action in gold, with the February basis overlaid. At around 1:30pm (GMT), you can see some buying of futures occurring, but the price does not move, […]

Intraday Price Analysis, 10 Nov 2017

In this article, we show intraday graphs of both metals for Friday’s price action and provide our analysis of the basis moves. This is the February gold contract basis plotted with price. Times are GMT. It is interesting how the basis looks like it wants to fall long before the price does. So there is […]

Intraday Price Spike and Crash Analysis, 1 and 3 Nov 2017

In this article, we show intraday graphs of both metals for Wedneday’s price spike and Friday’s price crash, and provide our analysis of the basis moves. Here is the gold intraday graph for Wednesday November 1. This is our recurrent pattern. Basis rising with price, though we read it as reluctant to fall when price […]

Gold and Silver Get Powelled, 27 Oct 2017

On Friday’s “Powell Spike”, somebody thought Powell would be good for gold. The price rallied four bucks in a minute, and then another three bucks within 8 minutes. But who? Was it stackers loading up on coins, prepping for inflatiocalypse? Or was it speculators loading up on leverage, betting on futures? And how can we […]

What Made Silver Go Up, Update 20 Oct 2017

Silver’s move on October 19th was more extreme than gold’s (see here for an explanation of gold’s price action). The price move was four times as great. What of the basis move? The basis move was also correspondingly larger: 30bps vs. 7bps. Again, it uncannily tracks the price. Unlike gold—for whatever it’s worth—the silver basis […]

Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler

Dear Mr Butler: In your article of 2 October, entitled Thoughtful Disagreement, you say, “someone will come up with the thoughtful disagreement that makes the body of my premise invalid or the price of silver will validate the premise by exploding.” I will take you up on your request. You state your case in this […]

Monetary Metals Fund Leases Silver at 1%

Gold Exponential Fund utilizes Monetary Metals leasing program Scottsdale, Ariz, September 7, 2017—Monetary Metals announces that its Gold Exponential Fund™ is leasing silver at a cost of 1% per annum. By leasing metal, the Fund adds a fixed-cost tier to its capital structure. The Fund has access to leverage at a rate well under LIBOR, […]