In Jim Cook's Archive

Mind Boggling Data from Ted Butler

Zinc prices are currently at half the cost of production. Zinc mines are closing left and right. They produce more silver as a byproduct than any other type of mining. Estimates run to 160 million ounces a year. Annual mining production is 670 million ounces.

Most zinc concentrate is shipped to China for smelting and refining. They have lax environmental standards. China reports widespread closing of zinc refineries. Suddenly a massive amount of silver won’t be coming to market. That’s on top of runaway investment demand.

Ted Butler thinks the current anemic growth in the silver ETF and other above ground indicators means we are out of silver now. At current silver prices virtually every silver producer must shut down or go broke. You couldn’t have a more bullish scenario. This could be the single greatest buy point in the history of the market. Nobody understands silver like Ted Butler when he’s this bullish you should be too.

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