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Jim welcomes Eric Sprott, Founder of Sprott Asset Management back to Financial Sense Newshour and discusses silver manipulation, and why he sees silver as the investment for the next decade.
Eric has accumulated 35 years of experience in the investment industry. After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Eric entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now called Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada’s largest independently owned securities firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Eric divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.
Audio Link HERE.
By Sungwoo Park
Jul 21, 2011 7:24 PM PT
The attached chart shows spot silver had “two legs up” with an interim corrective move down in the last major bull market from November 1971 through January 1980, Citigroup analysts led by New York-based Tom Fitzpatrick wrote in a report. In the current uptrend that started in November 2001, the metal jumped 5.8 times through March 2008 before slipping 60 percent, they said. The price then rebounded and tested the 1980 high earlier this year, they said.
“If the final rally in the last bull market repeated then we can expect $100 over the long term,” Fitzpatrick and two other analysts wrote. “While the high so far this year was at the same level as the peak in January 1980, we are not convinced that the long-term trend is over yet.”
Silver for immediate delivery has dropped 21 percent from an all-time high of $49.79 an ounce on April 25. Still, the precious metal has more than doubled in the past year and is the best performer on the UBS Bloomberg CMCI Index. It declined 0.4 percent to $39.26 an ounce at 9:22 a.m. in Singapore.
“The move down from the April high this year has come to an end and the double bottom is a good platform for a turn back up,” they said in the July 15 report. Fitzpatrick confirmed July 20 via e-mail that their view is unchanged.
A weekly close above $38.84 would confirm the break higher, opening the way for $44, the report said. Spot silver closed at $39.3050 last week. “A test of the trend highs again at $49 would not surprise us.”
Technical analysts watch for patterns on daily charts, such as moving averages and resistance levels, for clues to price direction.
Read the entire article HERE.
By Michael Piromgraipakd
February 28th, 2011
Silver broke it’s 30 year high again today, briefly climbing above $34. Investors are buying on the dips to get their hands on as much physical silver as possible. The current prices are artificially being manipulated by the government and this is evident via supply shortages and extremely low prices in relation to the price of gold. This presents a very good investment opportunity for people who cannot afford Gold as an investment.
Eric Sprott is one of the leading thinkers in the commodity investment space. In the following video, Eric discusses how the government statistics for silver investment demand are being significantly under-stated. He compiles evidence from a few of the funds who hold physical silver, and illustrates how the official government numbers are severely downplayed by two fold. Mr. Sprot targets the price of silver to $50 or more this year and believes there will be a severe shortage in supply of physical silver.