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Andrew Maguire: Precious Metals, Manipulation and Failure to Deliver
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Andrew Maguire: Precious Metals, Manipulation and Failure to Deliver

Powerful interview with Andrew Maguire in which he discusses Precious Metals, Manipulation and Failure to Deliver. This interview stresses the importance of buying and holding physical precious metals. StraightSilver.com has a large inventory of physical silver and will deliver to your door.

Incredible Events Taking Place as Silver Shortage Evolves

The coordinated attack by the banking cartel on the price of silver in the futures market has exacerbated the silver shortage at the retail level, causing new signs of the shortage to manifest. This downward manipulation of the price of silver has occurred despite massive money-printing by the Federal Reserve and recent economic indicators showing its failure to bring about an economic recovery.

The Incompetence of the Federal Reserve

Following the collapse of the real estate bubble in 2008, the Federal Reserve, led by Ben Bernanke, initiated massive money-printing to buy toxic assets from the insolvent too-big-to-fail banks and artificially lower interest rates. The Fed believed that lowering interest rates would stimulate the economy, and miraculously bring about job creation and economic growth. Though expanding the monetary base from under $1 trillion to $3 trillion brought some collateral damage by means of inflation, particularly in rising food and fuel prices, the Fed believed that such an outcome would be preferable to a deflationary depression by allowing the economy to correct itself from excessive malinvestment. Notably, the housing bubble that burst and almost consumed the entire financial system with it was enabled by artificially low interest rates encouraged by the Federal Reserve, beginning with Alan Greenspan and continuing since.

Recently, the nonfarm payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that labor participation, which is the number of people employed or actively seeking employment, is the lowest it has been since 1979. The median household income of Americans is at the level it was in 1995, and almost 50 million Americans use food stamp debit cards, a digital version of soup kitchens. What all of these facts point to is that the American middle class, which defined America following World War II, is rapidly shrinking and the gulf between the rich and poor is widening.

The Motives for Attacking Silver

With this backdrop of incompetence by the financial engineers at the helm of the economy and a rapidly shrinking middle class, there is panic at the thought that the American people will lose confidence in the dollar and begin using alternative money that maintains its value. Though inflation has been eating away at the value of the dollar since the creation of the Fed in 1913, precious metals, such as gold and silver, have maintained their value by rising in price relative to the dollar. The rise in price of gold and silver, both of which have been regarded historically as monetary metals, has been a source of embarrassment and concern to Fed officials, who know that their power rests solely on public confidence in the dollar, which cannot be seen to have a suitable alternative. In particular, silver, historically having been used even more than gold by the common people as a form of money due to its lower relative value, has been viewed as a threat to the dollar, and, therefore, the power and livelihood of the banking cartel that controls the Fed.

The Paper Manipulation and Evolving Silver Shortage

As a result of the significant general rise in the price of silver in recent years, serving as a reminder of the dollar’s debasement, its price has been actively suppressed by the banking cartel to deter the common people from viewing it as a viable alternative to the dollar. This has been done by massive naked shorting by large financial firms, such as JP Morgan Chase, which has been revealed to have the largest short position on silver of all financial firms. On especially active days in the COMEX futures market, up to two and a half times the annual global silver production is traded in the paper silver market, indicating that manipulation is taking place that is distorting the true value of silver based on actual physical supply and demand.

The paper manipulation of the price of silver has caused the amount of silver available for sale to plummet, creating increasingly obvious shortages in the physical market. This shortage has been especially evident with delays in the delivery of large orders of silver from suppliers; the inability of national mints, including the United States Mint, to obtain an adequate amount of silver to satisfy demand for their products; the increasing divergence between the price of paper and physical silver; as well as the rising premiums of junk silver, which is normally sold for about the spot price of silver.

The Divergence of Paper and Physical Silver

Because the price of silver is artificially suppressed while the demand for silver remains strong, many vendors are now offering to buy silver for an amount greater than the paper price. Currently, due to the worsening silver shortage, the premium for junk silver is approximately 10 percent of the spot price of the metal. If the price of silver continues to be manipulated downward to boost the appearance of the dollar, the divergence between the paper price and the price to acquire the physical metal will be so great as to force the paper market to adjust its price substantially upwards to appear credible. If the physical metal dries up almost completely among suppliers and the paper market continues to be manipulated downward, those holding futures contracts increasingly will demand delivery of the metal due to concerns about its actual supply as well as the potential for arbitrage. A rising number of futures contract holders demanding physical delivery of the metal will cause a massive default in the futures market, due to the inability of the sellers to provide the metal, which ultimately would drive up the price of silver to much higher levels, perhaps multiples higher than its price today.

While investors of silver may be dispirited by the paper manipulation of the silver price, they must realize that the more the price of silver is artificially suppressed, the higher it will go in price once the suppression ends. Despite the apparent confidence of the Fed and government officials in their continuous mismanagement of the economy, the rising shortage of silver increasingly will become so obvious as to cause their efforts at suppression to backfire, since no action of theirs, other than relinquishing to the free market, will cause silver supplies to magically reappear.

Park Avenue Numismatics Acquires StraightSilver.com

Park Avenue Numismatics, a leading Rare Coin and Precious Metals dealer, announced today that it has purchased StraightSilver.com. The precious metals website focuses on the sale of silver bullion and related items, including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Maples, Silver Philharmonics, certified silver bullion, silver rounds, silver bars as well as a variety of mint products.

MIAMI BEACH, Apr 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — via PRWEB – Park Avenue Numismatics, a leading Rare Coin and Precious Metals dealer, announced today that it has purchased StraightSilver.com (http://www.straightsilver.com). The precious metals website focuses on the sale of silver bullion and related items, including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Maples, Silver Philharmonics, certified silver bullion, silver rounds, bars as well as a variety of mint products. “We have been bullish on silver in the last few years. Many investors have been waiting for the right time to make an investment in Silver, now could be the one of the best times in recent years. In times of economic uncertainty, investors tend to purchase silver as a store of value and hedge against the uncertainty in the markets. Now may be a good time to act so we feel there is a synergy with our existing business model. This was a natural progression in serving our customer base,” according to Bob Green, President & C.E.O. of Park Avenue Numismatics.

“We’re constantly striving to offer the best products at the best prices to our customers, and StraightSilver.com has a user friendly portal that allows silver bullion consumers to point, click, and purchase a wide variety of silver bullion products. We liked the technology, and with more than 10,000 active repeat buyers the decision to acquire this business was an easy one,” said Bob Green. “In order to help serve our customers, who are already adding silver to their holdings as well as rare coins, certified modern bullion and other precious metals, they need easy access and live streaming prices. StraightSilver.com provides that service.”

Notable features of the StraightSilver.com website include:

– Access from any Internet-Capable Cellular Phone: The StraightSilver.com site was designed to give consumers a good experience. Smartphone users also have the ability to easily access spot pricing, product pricing and information, pictures, and current news, articles and blogs. In addition, users have instant access to their existing account or can open a new account.

– Access to Inventory with real time sync: StraightSilver.com stands out from the rapidly increasing number of precious metals websites because it delivers a far better customer experience. StraightSilver.com includes easy-to-use inventory functionality. For ease of navigation, this feature allows customers to find products by browsing multiple categories. The site will sync and update the inventory, prices, etc. every 30 seconds.

– Real Time Purchasing: The site is designed to give consumers the ability to confidently purchase at a click of a button. StraightSilver.com uses security SSL to encrypt credit card information for privacy, and accepts PayPal payments as well.

– Live Spot Pricing: Bullion investors closely watch spot prices, and StraightSilver.com is committed to helping investors make smart purchases. The newly updated website features a live feed that provides viewers with up to the minute precious metals quotes instantly.

– Click-to-Connect & Click to email: When the time and price is right to make a purchase, StraightSilver.com site makes it easy to order. With the click of one button, customers can chat live with Account Executives, who are ready to assist with the order or send an email for more information.

About Park Avenue: Established in 1988, Park Avenue Numismatics has bought, sold and handled over $750,000,000 in PCGS and NGC certified rare coins and precious metals. Currently they offer a $30 million inventory via internet website http://www.parkavenumis.com or mobile site m.parkavenumis.com. The firm specializes in the sales and marketing of PCGS and NGC certified rare coins and precious metals, and works directly with collectors and investors worldwide. Park Avenue has handled some of the finest known examples in all areas of Numismatics, now with offices in Miami Beach, FL, Charlotte, NC, Houston, TX and New York. Office hours are 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. Contact them toll free at 800-992-9881.

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Will There Be A Silver Shortage In 2013?

While silver has been steadily going up in price over the years, many project that it’s due for a substantial move at some point in the future. What if that day is a lot sooner than you originally thought? The U.S. Mint recently ran out of silver and sold out of their popular Eagle coins in a matter of a few days. What does it mean if the most powerful government in the world is having trouble getting its hands on the precious metal? Most likely, the patience of silver investors is about to pay off.

Keeping Up With Demand

If you only trade exchange-traded funds or “paper silver,” you’d think that everything was business as usual on the silver market. No one’s talking about a silver shortage and investment banks are buying and shorting silver contracts like nobody’s business. You probably won’t find a single news report on the mainstream media about silver, and definitely not anything about there being a shortage. However, if you like to buy the physical asset, you’re most likely running into something else all together. It’s getting harder and harder to find silver bullion in any form.

In reality, there’s a lot more demand for silver than what the available mines can produce. Yes, there is more silver still being mined every day. But there are also more people and businesses looking to buy it than ever before. Think about all of the technology products like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and televisions that are being produced in the market today. Most of these items require at least a little silver in them. Car manufacturers use silver in various components in their vehicles as well. Military contractors, medical equipment manufacturers and many other businesses need silver in large quantities. Then by the time you factor in all the people who are trying to buy up silver bullion as an investment, you’ve got a massive amount of demand out there.

Buy When It’s Available

So what do these big companies do when it comes to getting the silver they need for production? They buy it when it’s available. They don’t wait around and wonder about whether they should buy at today’s spot price. They place huge orders and spend millions of dollars at a time on the metal. Many of them store it on pallets in huge, secure facilities. For example, there are storage facilities in Switzerland that are packed full of silver for some of the top companies in the world.

So what does this mean for you? If you like the idea of making money on precious metals, buy silver whenever you can. As an individual investor, it might be hard for you to get the silver that you want. Most of the time, you’re going to pay a pretty hefty premium for silver when you buy it in small quantities. If you can find someone selling near spot price, buy as much as you can. Don’t worry about whether the price is going to go down in the short term. It’s only going up in the long-term.

What’s Coming?

No one knows exactly when silver production is going to start drying up. While they’ll likely still be mining silver for several years into the future, the demand for it might get so high that individual investors can’t afford to buy it, or won’t be able to find anyone to sell it to them. It’s very likely that there will be a major shortage of silver at some point in 2013. If you want to get in on the silver bandwagon, you need to get started as soon as possible.

Since the news isn’t talking about it, the prices of the precious metal have remained pretty steady over the last few years. Once you hear about a silver shortage on the news, it’s probably going to be too late to get in at a reasonable price. By that point, the price of silver will skyrocket and you’ll wonder why you didn’t buy more of it when you could afford to do so. It’s now or never in the silver market.

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