Saturday, February 15, 2014

Latest Silver News from Ultimate Silver Resource

Gold and Silver Fever Returns February 14, 2014

Latest Silver News from Ultimate Silver Resource

Silver and Gold - Positioning for the Long Side February 14, 2014

Rectangle Bottom Completed in Silver, Possible Target is $26.00 February 14, 2014

Silver Confirms Gold’s Breakout February 14, 2014

Why Silver Still Shines Out as the Best Investment of 2014 but Advisers Hate to Recommend it February 13, 2014

Silver Trailing Gold, Facing Resistance at $20.50 February 13, 2014

Silver Falls 1% With U.S. Data in Focus February 14, 2014

Silver Futures Contracts Soar 354% in January at Dubai Exchange February 12, 2014

Gold Reaches 3-Month High as Silver Caps Best Rally Since 2011 February 12, 2014

Gold, Silver Zoom on Brisk Seasonal Buying, Global Cues February 11, 2014

Gold, Silver Futures Rally to 2-Week Highs as Markets Look to Yellen February 10, 2014

Gold And Silver Prices Poised To Rise Dramatically February 07, 2014

Perth Mint's Gold and Silver Sales Rise in January February 03, 2014

Weekly COMEX Gold Inventories: January Withdrawals The Largest Since April 2013  February 02, 2014

Gold, Silver: Calls For Explosive Upside In Precious Metals Misplaced February 02, 2014

U.S. Mint Gold-Coin Sales Jump 63% in January; Silver Triples February 01, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bitcon 2014 SBSS Silver Medallion Bullion Round - Silver Bullet Silver Sheild Series

BitCoin seems all the rage these days.  Like any good bubble, greed will overtake logic for awhile, but eventually we all have to sit down at the table of reality.
So without further ado here are 26 reasons that BitCoin is a BitCON.
1. First and foremost it has no intrinsic value. The first 6 million were produced with little or no energy.  Those that had them, set out to build the perceived value, only to sell to the greater fool for their real value.  That is a pump and dump, Ponzi scheme plain and simple.
2. Then it is not any consciously different than the bankers who take intrinsically worthless fiat and build up the perceived value through bombs, laws and taxes to sell it to us for our real value as humans in our time, talents and energy.  Just because it is voluntary is not good enough, Enron, Maddoff and Ponzi were all voluntary schemes…
3. Then it is awful even as currency, because of the massive fluctuations in its price. One guy was so desperate to get Bitcoin to catch on, spent 10,000 Bitcoin on a Pizza.  So an early adopter spent 10,000 on a $10 pizza that cost the pizza owner $1 to make.  It is insane to think that now 1 Bitcoin this was worth as much as an ounce of gold.
4. Look at the energy input of bitcoin versus silver or gold.  No one can deny that it took very little energy to produce the first 6 million Bitcoin and the only reason why it takes more now is because it was programmed that way.  I challenge any Bitcoin person to look at all of the time, energy and talent to find, mine, refine and coin a single ounce of silver and tell me that somehow Bitcoin is worth multiple of that in energy?
5. It is also not anonymous. I have heard from the Bitcoin programmers themselves that there are ways to find out who is using them and how much they have.  You know that customers that buy anything online usually need to have something shipped to them, do you think it takes a genius to connect those purchases to maybe illicit Bitcoin purchases?
6. There there is the whole transparency aspect of it.  I have already stated that Bitcoin is not anonymous, especially when they buy something with it, but they transparency of the log would be a way for the government to eventually role out a currency that could be tracked, traced and tax all along the way. Your history is forever on the net.  Knowing that nothing disappears on the net and that we are entering an age of super processing power, I wonder if those that seem to dance in the dark doing illicit things realize that it is inconceivable that their actions will stay secret for long.  I am sure in the near future  it will be almost sport to identify those that want to stay secret.
7. It attracts con artists.  Because of it’s supposed anonymity and non recourse nature it is attracting the worst in humanity with outright fraud, drugs and now even murder for hire.
8. Then there is the fact, that since this is all open source, the barrier of entry of hundreds of new crytpo currencies being created lowers the perceived value of Bitcoin and it turns out to suffer what all new products have, the commoditization of the idea.  Knock offs will abound, more scams will spring forward and more people will get hurt and that will drive people away from the whole idea. That is until some government backs a crypto currency in a post dollar world and forces people to accept something for nothing money again.
9. Then there is the fact that this is only useful when the banking system and the dollar exist.  Bitcoin needs to use banks, business and exchanges that then need to comply to government and FINRA regulations and demands.  Do you really believe that when the larger dollar ponzi scheme collapses that people are going to trust Bitcoin?  I believe people will not want anything but the real tangible goods in their hands. Silver will thrive in that environment.  I cannot imagine going to a farmer now much less after a collapse and trying to Bitcoin for a gallon of milk.  Or how about a gallon of gas? But I am sure I could take a silver quarter and do that now, anywhere in the world, in the past, present and future.  Exchange real value for real value is natural, but exchanging perceived value for real value is not for me.
10. Then there is the whole notion of Bitcoin being a cheap way of moving money.  Have you ever looked at Dwolla?  I think it is much better without the currency risk and is over all cheaper because the conversion from Bitcoin to Dollars is not cheap.
11. Bitcoin is not really decentralized because there are so many choke points in the exchanges and redemption of Bitcoin.  People in China are learning just how quickly a properly motivated government can quash the perceived value of Bitcoin.
12. Decentralized is not enough, it must have real value.  You want a decentralized currency, silver is awesome for that.  It is private and can be stored for hundreds of years if necessary.  It is accepted world wide and throughout history. Bitcoin cannot even begin to touch that record.
13. Then there is the fact that the CIA was in on this early, met with the programmers and the very next week Mt.Gox crashed to $0.  Do we really believe that these government agencies fear Bitcoin?  I believe they are simply war gaming what a post dollar world would look like.
14. That leads to the mining aspect of it.  Because of it’s nature it is very difficult to mine bitcoin and only those with high powered computers can do it and I can think of no other guys than Washington and Wall St loving that with more powerful computers and using other people’s money to mine them.
15. The there is the Bill Gates thing that has bothered me for awhile.  He talks about “digital mining techniques” hurting the demand for gold.  At the time I covered it, it did not make sense but watching the rise of Bitcoin and the fall of gold and silver, digital mining techniques he is talking about makes sense in a globalist scheme. 
16.  Then there is the China factor.  China does not want dollars anymore, do we really think that they would want Bitcoin or anything like it.  Why wouldn’t they just create their own?  They are going for real wealth that drives the real world powers.  Why would we do anything different given the demise of the dollar?  The Chinese are emptying the gold vaults and just closed Bitcoin to their citizens.  
17. Then there is the tax implications.  You may have not noticed, but there are trial balloons circulating that they are going to go after Bitcoin people for unpaid taxes on their profits.  Remember, that is how they got Al Capone?  
18. Then there is the amount of energy is needed to maintain Bitcoin.  The amount of electricity to maintain the system must be growing and we are heading into an age of higher energy costs and supply disruptions.  The wonderful thing about silver is that all of this cheap current energy is being saved in the inert, refined silver that needs no further energy inputs.
19. Then there is the counter-party risk of Bitcoin.  There are so many points of risk and as people that are in the business of Bitcoin can see that one letter from an government agency and they would stop the dealing in it.  I have already heard a could people dabbling in Bitcoin lost everything with no recourse because of suspected transactions. 
20. Then there is that anti government aspect of it.  Really? It seems the Anglo American bankers love it, including Ben Bernanke and JP Morgan.  It is right up their alley with another something for nothing scheme.  They may crack down on Bitcoin only to launch their own brand.  Look at the Lotto.  They went after the mob for running numbers, but then made it legal for them to profit off of.  They went after Charles Ponzi and then created their own Ponzi Scheme with Social Security.  I am telling you Bitcoin or something just like Bitcoin will be used to sell to the people after the dollar collapse, a new electronic worthless currency.  Who knows maybe we will get bonus points for watching TV and using it?  They already have millions hooked on EBT cards, get the corporations involved and the government muscle and you could see the final realization of a digital currency where they can cut you off if you get out of line.  How many stories do we already hear about bank bailins and IRS and NSA messing with people’s bank accounts.  Having real wealth outside of the system is the only antidote for that.
21. Then there is the greater fool.  The guy that bought Bitcoin at $7 has a great incentive to promote the crap out of Bitcoin and as more people take a shot with it it drives up the perception while maintaining a constant supply. Of course the price will go up.  But what happens to the guy that bought at $1200 for 1 BitCoin? Does he really think he is going to find more people to bid $2000?
22.  Which brings us to the BitCoin calling LiteCoin a Ponzi Scheme.  It was on the official BitCoin wikipedia and has since been removed but I have a copy of it for you.
Bitcoin Exposed - Bitcon SBSS Silver Bullion Medallion

23.  Enough of the lesser of two evils dialectics.  The Criminal Elite thrive in this by offering distractions from the opposite consciousness solutions that are at our feet.  All Bitcoiners say Bitcoin is better than the Dollar, but seem to shake and stumble on how Bitcoin is better than silver.  And given the current run up I cannot see how anyone would not dump their Bitcoins for silver given the relative price between the two.
24.  Even the most adamant Bitcoiners would never put all of their wealth in Bitcoin.  When push comes to shove they will admit that it is not something they would go all in on.  I know more than a few that have admitted to me that they are selling for silver meanwhile they are promoting BitCoin.  Watch what people do and not what they say.  The gambling mentality is attracted to stocks, options and Bitcoin.  Real people don’t mess with that and would rather in vest in real friends, real ideas and real wealth.
25.  The destructibility of Bitcoin versus silver.  How many stories of stolen Bitcoin and trashed hard drives have we already heard?  Because it is just code, it will take very little to have it erased or corrupted.  I could throw an ounce of silver in a septic tank for and once it is washed off retain it’s value.  
26. Finally it is a digital distraction from the real wealth that will be most needed when times get tough.
Thomas Jefferson said that paper is the ghost of money.  Well I say Bitcoin is the illusion of the ghost of money since it is further removed to the real wealth of gold and silver.
Just like I am sure the Silver and Gold ETFs were used to distract real dollars from physical gold and silver, I believe this lotto fever for Bitcoin has distracted a good many freedom minded people away from silver and gold.  The good news is that as people sour on this fad, they will look to take their Bitcoins and cash them in.  I have had more than a few confess to me that they are doing just that.  And do we really believe all of these pundits that have been hyping Bitcoin aren’t doing just that?  I mean come on they made a living from pushing gold and silver, but the the real money is made in hyping Bitcoin rather than the small margins on selling real metal.  There will come a time when even the most die hard promoter of BitCoin will see the diminishing returns in pushing Bitcoin, and will move on.  I am sure a good many of perceptive eyes will see through this and these men have sold their reputation for a quick buck.
When the music stops the whole world will finally realize that when it comes to real wealth, You don't own it, if you don't hold it.
The 2014 Silver Shield BitCon is the first low premium Bullion Strike of the series.  The BitCON artistically shows the lies of the intangible, debt based, generational ponzi paradigm we operate in and the real solution of having real wealth in your hand when the music stops.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JP Morgan Holds Highest Amount Of Physical Silver In History

While everyone is focused on the massive outflows in COMEX registered gold inventories and the gold ETF, GLD, it seems that an important evolution in silver is passing unnoticed. In what follows, Ted Butler, precious metals analyst specialized in COT analysis, reveals a remarkable insight in the physical silver market.

Butler’s calculations show that JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) has piled up the largest holding of physical silver in modern world. Since the silver price peak in May 2011, the bank has accumulated between 100 and 200 million ounces of physical silver (if not more). The equivalent in metric tonnes is between 3,110 and 6,220 tonnes.

To put that number in perspective, it surpasses the amounts held by the Hunt Brothers or Warren Buffett (in his investment company Berkshire Hathaway).

On a yearly basis, some 100 million ounces of silver reach the investment market, which translates into 250 million ounces between May 2011 and December 2013. That has a value of approximately $5 billion. Given the size of the too-big-to-fail bank, that amount of silver, how large it may seem, is easily affordable:

JP Morgan’s quarterly profit is $5 billion (approximately 200 million ounces of silver).
In 2013, the closing of the gold short position, as well as the 20,000 contract reduction in the silver short position, netted JPM more than $3 billion.
In COMEX silver, JPM was the largest buyer in 2013.
These facts make it reasonable for JPM to be a big buyer in physical silver.


JP Morgan knows the financial markets better than anyone else. It is no coincidence that the bank is (ab)using that knowledge to their own benefit. Evidence of that lies in the record number of penalties for which they have been accused because of market manipulation.

Butler explains that JPM was able to accumulate so much silver without being noticed through the big silver ETF, SLV. In his weekly commentaries to his premium subscribers, he has explained on numerous occasions that the physical silver holdings in SLV have been largely intact on a net basis, but there was a large “churn” in the holdings, which allows for a large buyer to go unnoticed. For instance, 60 million oz were liquidated in the two months after the price smash in May 2011; they were right away absorbed by a big buyer. The data are available on this site

Furthermore, the conclusion that JPM has been the big buyer in physical silver is confirmed by the following facts:

The growth of metal in the JPM COMEX silver warehouse over the past three years was 45 million oz.
The recent delivery stopped by the bank in December/January COMEX deliveries was 15 million oz.
JPM, being a master in manipulating financial markets, has also (ab)used their ability to set the silver price in the leveraged paper COMEX market, while simultaneously benefiting from lower prices to accumulate the physical metal.

“Causing the price of silver to be depressed via a concentrated short position on the COMEX along with the ability to crush prices in an HFT second, to then scooping up physical metal (and covering paper shorts) at the self-created depressed prices.

What this also highlights is the madness and illegality of having the paper price on the COMEX setting the price in the physical market. If JPM hadn’t been capable of rigging silver prices lower in 2013, it would never have been able to buy back 100 million ounces of short paper contracts and buy many tens of millions of physical silver as well.”


The underlying motive for JPM to accumulate such a large amount of silver is most likely related to the fact that the bank was on the wrong side of the market when the silver price exploded.
When silver went through its historic rally in March and April 2011, the weekly COT data indicated that speculators did not rush into COMEX futures, which means that the peak in the silver price was not driven by speculation in silver futures. On the other hand, there was buying in the big silver ETFs, including record short selling in SLV.

“So, if it was not highly leveraged speculative paper buying on the COMEX that drove silver prices to the peak, it had to be buying in the physical market (including the ETFs). Therein resides my conviction that we were on the cusp of the first wholesale physical silver shortage in history in April 2011. And clearly it was the investment side of silver’s unique dual physical demand (investment/industrial) that pushed prices higher, as there was no great rush by industrial users into physical silver.

JPM was on the wrong side of the silver market: neither the total commercial net short position nor the concentrated short position of the four largest shorts (including JPM) increased in any way and, in fact, both began to decline in April. This implies that speculators, particularly the technical funds, not only didn’t add to long positions, but reduced long positions on the $15 price jump from March 1, 2011.”

What does this indicate? The explanation that makes most sense is that JPM realized that it was on the wrong side of the trade, after having discovered how tight the physical silver market was. Consequently, the bank had to crush the silver price with their HFT tricks in order to reverse the trend. By doing so, JPM could regain control over the silver market.

Meantime, JPM has built the longest position in physical silver in recorded history. It holds its grip on the silver price through its short corner in COMEX silver.

Ted Butler has written time and time again that the extent to which JPM adds new short contracts on the next silver rally will determine the strength of the rally. Simply put – if JPM doesn’t add new short positions, the manipulation is over. Someday, JPM won’t add to silver short positions and they, more than anyone else, will be best positioned to realize massive gains.