INVESTMENT RARITIES INCORPORATED
was founded in 1974 by Jim Cook, and has since grown to be one of the nation’s leading silver and gold dealers. In the 44 years of service, IRI has logged 400,000 transactions for 60,000 customers equaling $3 billion sold and delivered.
From the desk of Jim Cook
The Silver Fox
(I believe that what Theodore Butler has discovered about JPMorgan and the silver market is true. And if it is true, then so is the following.)
You would think that the heating up of our economy would cause industrial metals like silver and copper to rise in value. In other words, you would expect supply and demand factors to influence price. That’s the way markets are supposed to work. However, that’s not the case; especially with silver. Anyone who reads this newsletter knows the reason why. Several big banks led by financial giant JPMorgan hold down the price by selling great quantities of silver on paper in the futures market. Unfortunately that sets the price. READ MORE
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INSIGHTS from TED BUTLER
Land of the Giants
Prices for precious metals and other commodities are set by futures markets in which few actual producers, consumers and investors participate. In their place has emerged a unique set of huge corporate futures traders. While small in number, these paper traders assume positions so incredibly large they crowd out any price influence from producers and consumers. One need look no further than weekly U.S. government-published data to confirm what I say. Futures trading has evolved into the managed money category (technical funds) on one side and commercials (big banks) on the other side. READ MORE