The Silver Bullet And The Silver Shield
The Ultimate FREE Silver Investors Guide.
Two of the most common questions I get inside of the Sons of Liberty Academy focus on two things. How to turn back the tide of this increasingly corrupt system and how to financially prepare for a post-dollar world. This does not surprise me, since fear and greed are the two most powerful motivators known to man. What will surprise you, is that for once, the answer to both questions, is the same answer.
Buying physical silver is by far the greatest act of wisdom and rebellion any American can and should be doing right now
It is both a Silver Bullet to rebel against the Elite's corrupt system and a Silver Shield to protect your family and wealth in a post- dollar world. Buying physical silver is non-violent, non-compliant resistance. Most importantly it works outside of the system and it cannot be stopped.
Any effort trying to work within the Elite's paradigm, will fail
The Tea Party march on Washington failed. It failed like the 2010 Tea Party Congressional campaign. If failed because nothing happened, and nothing changed. That is not to say they were not great exercises in power. It just will never bring about any real change because awareness campaigns and marches are not enough. The Elite that control our reality don't really care what we do or say, so long as we do not threaten the root of their power. We have to hack at the root.
It will overthrow the Elitist system that enslaves us with debt and do so without a shot being fired. Most importantly, there is no way the Elite can stop it. The plan is quite simple, sell every single asset you own right now and buy physical silver.
The "why" is what brings about fundamental change in your thinking.
This change in thinking brings about absolute certainty of the outcome.
Absolute certainty brings about massive action.
Before I go any further, I want to have my "cover my ass" moment
I am not a financial adviser. (You can see my parody of these CONmen in my video Wall St Laughs at Main St.) I am extremely biased and fully invested in silver. Silver is extremely volatile and not suitable for most investors. Look at what happened in 2008 and just yesterday, it was down 5% in 15 minutes. I will not be held liable for any losses you may incur but I will be glad to take any donations if things do go the way I see it. You need to have food, water, guns, ammo and supplies before you should even consider investing in silver full force. The most important preparation you can make is metal preparation and nothing does that better then the Sons of Liberty Academy. Before you let my highly convincing arguments wash over you, take time to do your own do diligence. Don't make any rash decisions decisions like selling your house, 401k, stocks, and family business to go out and by as much silver as you can get your hands on, with a seven and a half month pregnant wife. Only a crazy person would do that... Right? :)
By transferring their fake, corrupt paper money into real honest money like silver, it will ultimately destroy of their control of the money/debt. The more money/debt they create, the more it will work against them as we put more of that money into silver.
Think of it, every single evil in this world, is only made possible through Elite's debt/money system
Through the control of the of the privately and foreign owned central banks, the Elite control our money, food, industries, government, media, natural resources, capital markets, military and the ultimately you. It enables wars, propaganda, police state, corruption, pollution, crime, drug trade, disintegration of families, etc. In fact you give me your evil that you fight against, I will show you how it comes back to the very corrupt basis of our money. I intend to show how silver is the antiseptic for all of these ills.
Buying physical silver can be the Second American Revolution without firing a single shot
In order for a revolutionary idea to take hold, you must feel it in your soul. It is important to know that everyone is not motivated the same way as others. I will attempt to lay out as many rationals as I can for you to commit to this plan and to encourage others to do the same. I will use both positive and negative motivations on why you should buy silver. I will appeal to your rational and irrational desires. I will give the financial, historic, political, geological, mathematical, legal, intellectual, emotional, and even spiritual reasons on "why" to buy physical silver.
To buy or not to buy silver is the greatest decision you will have to make before the worldwide collapse of the debt based fiat currencies
If you do fully commit to this idea, you will be taking charge of your future and I believe you will create generational wealth. If you do not commit to this plan, I bet your grand children will curse and spit at you for not taking advantage of this greatest opportunity ever. I do have a flair for the dramatic, don't I
To function as money, a monetary item should possess a number of features:
To be a medium of exchange:
To be a unit of account:
To be a store of value:
Today silver is not used as money since it does not circulate but still provides a crucial role as a store of value.
Why does silver or gold have value?
This is a very fundamental question. I think one of the best answers came from a movie call the Treasure of Sierra Madre. An old miner was explaining why gold has value. He said that 1,000 men head for the hills with pick axes and provisions after 6 months only one finds any gold. That find represents not only the labor of the man that finds that gold but that of the other 999 miners that did not find anything. That is 6,000 months or 500 years scrambling over mountains going hungry and thirsty. Think about the luck of finding something so rare. Think about how much energy, labor, ingenuity and time that goes into finding silver or gold. Sometimes it takes moving a couple tons of earth to find one ounce of gold or silver. And here we can buy all of that for less than a dinner for four at your local sports bar.
Why silver and not gold?
95% of all of the gold that has ever been mined is still in existence in some form or another because it has treasured. 95% (probably more if truth be told) of all of the silver that has ever been mine has been destroyed and used in such small quantities that it is gone forever. The Elite and their Central Banks own tons of gold and NO silver. Silver is cheaper than gold, the average American can buy and ounce of silver without much thought. If they wanted to buy even one ounce of gold they would have to talk to their wife about it. This means that when the chickens come home to roost, more people will be able to afford silver on the way up than gold. Gold has very little uses compared to silver. Gold mines are common but silver is mined mainly as a by product of zinc.
The Gold Anti Trust Action Committee has led the charge in exposing the bankers manipulation of gold
Their investigations and awareness campaigns have lead to a heightened awareness in the investment community. GATA is headed by Chris Powell and Bill Murphy and they spent $265,000 to get a full page article in the in the Wall Street Journal asking "Where is our Gold?" This brave action ask the investment community why our Gold reserves have not been audited in 50 years and where is it. If you are like me, I judge men not by the answers they give but by the answers they ask. This question was a direct assault at the heart of the beast. GATA found out that awareness campaigns are nice but they do not change the game. I remember year or so after that, Bill Murphy and GATA had a campaign to actually sell gold and buy silver because the battle against the bankers was much easier to win in the silver market. No central banks have silver sell like they do gold. The market for silver was so small compared to gold that very little money would be needed to have the bankers capitulate in their duplicitous acts. When the Gold Anti Trust Action Committee says sell gold and buy silver, you have to pay attention.
Silver has been used as an industrial metal for the past hundred years and not been cherished for what it really is, a precious metal
Industrial metals are metals like aluminum, copper and iron are plentiful and can be used in huge quantities and can be disposed of or recycled. Unlike most industrial metals, silver is used in such small quantities, in proportion to the finished product, that it is not recycled except in photography. Silver has literally been thrown away into toxic trash piles all over the world and thus disappearing. In fact there here is an article showing that for 64 years the world has consumed more silver than it has produced.
Silver is the indispensable metal, next to oil silver is the most widely used commodity ever with over 10,000 uses
As the world technological progress expands, it uses will explode even further. It's unique characteristics are unlike any other commodity in the world.
It is used in
Silver is used in such small quantities and it's unique characteristics make it irreplaceable, this makes its price inelastic
All commodities have a self correcting pricing mechanism, except silver. If a commodities price rises too high demand drops off as people seek substitutes or supply rises to meet the demand and thus lowering the price. This does not exist with silver. Silver is used in such small quantities in high tech components and there is NO SUBSTITUTE for it. The manufacturer or customer will absorb the price increase. Silver is now starting to be used in clothing to reduce smells caused by bacteria. What is remarkable about this is that by weight silver only represents 1/40,000th of total inputs.
When used in such little quantities price is irrelevant
With over 20 million tons of polyester sports wear produced every year it consumes 1,200 tons of silver or 38 million ounces. Let's say for example that the average computer has a 1/10th of an ounce of silver in it. (I cannot find how much is actually in a computer, Google fail.) This means that there is $3 dollars of silver in the $2,000 computer. If/when silver goes to $1,000 an ounce now that same amount of silver will be $100. Do you think Apple computer is going to throw its arms in the air and cry that they have to not sell computers because silver is too expensive? No, they will raise the price of the computer and probably advertise that it has the most silver in it. Do you think the average consumer is going to to say, "I would buy a computer at $2,000 but at $2,100 no way?!" No, they will find a way to get that $100 so they can the latest Miley Cyrus news.
Apple has a market cap of $300 billion dollars and if a strategic commodity like silver starts having shortages their billion dollar empire is endangered. Companies like Apple will go into panic buying securing any amount of physical silver they can because their entire value added business is dependent on it. They will not buy SLV or certificates of deposit, only the real silver thing. They will whip out their huge check book and stock up. Now you can see why rising prices will actually increase demand. It is not just the Computer industry that is relying on silver, it is the multi billion dollar industries like Energy, Medical, the Military and soon the entire Banking industry. (When their money/debt system collapses.) This directly effects national destinies. Governments held approximately 10B oz of silver in 1950 and have been supplying that physical stock steadily into the market. Today there is no more of that surplus silver left to sell. The nations that manages their resources the best, will win the future.
Unlike industrial demand, monetary demand has no limits
The monetary demand for silver is what will eventually send silver to the moon. Quadrillions of fake money into less than a billion ounces... You can never have too much money, right?
I have seen bright and intelligent men that fail to understand that the electronic digits on their computer screens are not real money
It never fails them though, when they hold and ounce of gold or a 100 ounce bar of silver. That is the sick thing with our society, that we have become so detached from real money and the real world that we cannot even dream of it. Do yourself a favor this week and go to your local coin shop and just touch and ounce of gold or a big fat bar of shiny silver. Then look at the wad of paper in you wallet or worse digits on your bank statement and tell me honestly where you would rather invest your future in.
The Irresistible Force Paradox states "What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?" Our debt based monetary system must create more debt every year in excess of the debt AND interest of the year before. ( Read The Contrived Drama of the Debt Ceiling.) This coupled with the fact that the more debt/money the bankers create, the more profit for they have. The more money/debt the politicians spend, the more power they have. This sick symbiotic relationship of the "Lender of Last Resort" meets the "Spender of Last Resort" ensures and exponential growth of money. The Elite will keep using the power of the printing press to maintain their power, but will only accelerate their demise. There is a mathematically inevitable end to this system, as infinite money/debt meets the world's finite resources and ultimately the limits of human faith.
Ultimately, people's faith in the currency will fail world wide. It will become evident that the Elite intend to print the currency into oblivion, ruining the main function of money as a store of value. When this happens people will literally throw their depreciating currency at any tangible asset they can get their hands on. Precious metals will be the main beneficiary of this because of their unique properties, such as they do not deteriorate, and universally accepted. The frightening thing is that it is not just American citizens, it this will be the first time in human history where the entire world is so interconnected and all on the same basic fiat monetary illusion. Stop thinking of another Great Depression and start thinking another Dark Ages. My suggestion, beat the rush and panic now!!
Over Population, Unfunded Liabilities, Global Warming and Peak Oil have gotten a lot of attention over the last couple of years
They are Elitist scary campfire stories used to scare the masses into larger global governance. One key flaw in all of these theories is that they all rely on our current monetary order remaining in place. Man has since the time of the Tower of Babel built systems that went against our natural world. This has created great feats, but like most man made systems they are built with the focus of pushing to the extremes and not focusing on a balance. Inevitably things that go up must come down and our monetary system is no different. With the collapse of the monetary order all of these theories/problems will cease to be issues because they will be self corrected by the end of the one thing that makes them possible, exponential growth of money/debt.
When this current monetary order dies so will millions if not billions of people, as the era of unlimited money comes to an end
Think of the millions on food stamps that will have no support system to carry them. Think of the billions in food subsidies ending, food riots and the rocketing food and fuel prices globally. In this hyper-inflationary collapse of the world's money that I predict, up to 90% of your money will go to food and fuel. Not your mortgage, car payments, taxes, tuition, medical bills... just basic necessities like food and fuel. Most will not be able to make the transition and unfortunately will die. And that is before the wars, riots, and violence take even more people down. This dramatic shift in life will also prevent people from having children in this turbulence. There will be a scar in the human experience that will be felt for generations.
This hyper-inflationary depression will stop global manufacturing in it's tracks
If you are one of those misguided people that believe in man made global warming, don't worry your little mind, the collapse of the dollar will do more to stop human activity than ten Kyoto Protocols or Carbon Ponzi Schemes.
Peak Oil theorists you can stop worrying too
When the collapse of the Dollar happens, the energy intensive Western lifestyle will be cut by 75%. No longer will the economy be able to support gas guzzlers, the largest military power ever known or wasteful corporate giants. The value of oil will sky rocket and the demand will drop significantly, leading to a much longer availability of our current reserves. My greatest hope is that the Elite will lose their power to manipulate the all important oil market. I have no proof, but after studying these criminals for 6 years, I believe they have suppressed technology that would have rendered oil less important. I also believe that they have domestic resources here at home that they have not tapped as they set out to strategically use the rest of the world's oil first. My prediction is that after a new monetary order is established, the Elite will announce "amazing new discoveries" here at home that will shock the world. This will also push that Hubbert's bell curve out further.
Things that cannot go on forever, won't
When the mathematically inevitable collapse of the world fiat currencies, all of those problems/theories will no longer matter. There will be massive inflation in real assets with precious metals, food and fuel far outpacing all other assets. This will lead to to a final exhaustion as the old powers try to hold on to power. This will bring about regional wars, civil wars, revolutions, famine, and disease. These events will cut populations, economies, debts, energy use, and our lives back into a much more local and slower reality.
Silver has another awesome quality, it has allodial title to it
If you hold it, you own it. Almost everything else you own is controlled by some extent by someone else. If you own your house out right you still have to pay property taxes, which means you don't really own it. Your cars, computers, TV's and clothes are rendered less valuable with each registration, taxation, new fashion or planned obsolescence. Even your stocks are not really yours because the actual certificates are held the nefarious DTCC. Who knows if they are selling stock that they do not have. Ever heard of naked short selling?
Silver is without counter party risk
You do not have to rely on somebody fulfilling a promise for your asset to have worth. All paper assets have counter party risk, they use interest rates to value the risk that you might not get your money back. This will become very important as our society collapses and promises are broken by all. When the collapse accelerates, people will do the unspeakable as they become more and more desperate. People whom you have relied on for years will suddenly break faith. This will happen not only with individuals but corporations and governments. Pensions will be cut, benefits terminated and interest payments not paid. This is where things will get really scary. At this point we will either see a deflationary crash or a hyper-inflationary depression. It will be deflationary if there is not enough money to pay the increasing debt and interest. I believe that the Elite will pay all of the obligations to keep their game going. This will lead you to get every promise paid with toilet paper. Ben Bernanke was asked if the government could afford to pay all of the unfunded liabilities of the US government. He responded that while it was possible to pay all of the liabilities it was impossible to guarantee the purchasing power of those dollars. $100 toilet paper coming right up.
"Mad" Max Keiser started a campaign a few months ago called CRASH JP MORGAN BUY SILVER.
He is a former banker that provides some of the most cutting commentary on how Banksters really work. This campaign of awareness caught the attention of more than a few people. The campaign is to bring attention to JP Morgan and HSBC's huge short position on silver. This short position is the largest short position... on anything... EVER. I have heard estimates that for every dollar that silver goes up, these two banks lose $1 Billion dollars. That may seem like a lot of money, but when you understand that the paper price suppression silver and gold is actually one of the pegs of support to the value of world currencies and every other paper asset in the world, losing a billion a day means nothing to support a Quadrillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Silver and gold are actually competing currencies to the Dollar, Euro, Yen, and Yuan. If the Banksters can successfully hold the price of silver and gold down they conversely give support to the paper assets all over the world.
When an investor shorts something they are literally selling something that they do not have. They promise to buy the underlying asset at the end of the contract. But what if they never buy and keep selling stuff they do not have? It acts as a artificial downward pressure on the price of the asset. This is very common with stocks and can be easily papered over since most stocks are never held in physical form. Commodities on the other hand are the real assets from the earth and have tangible qualities to it. These banks have shorted or sold into the market the equivalent of a six months of total world production. Think about that if these banks were forced to cover it would take either all of the silver miners 6 months to work solely on filling that gap while the rest of the world goes without this vital metal. The most likely thing that is going to happen is that if they are forced to cover the price suppressors become price rocket boosters when they are force to go out into the open market and buy to cover their short.
Harvey Organ exposed this most recent commentary:
This game has a fatal flaw
The real problem for JP Morgan and HSBC is that there is not enough physical silver in the world to cover their short position. These guys are too sharp and too connected to get caught by this trap and I believe they will set up Enron like hedge funds in the Caribbean to move their positions into these shell companies. And they may even go long and ride the rocket up with us. Until the day comes when they cannot deliver the real physical silver this game will go on. Quadrillions of money in Forex, Debt, Derivatives, Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds are on the line. Not to mention the military, political, industrial, and economic power that is tied to all of that. They will take all of the paper loses necessary to keep this game going. Don't get upset about this, they are creating a MASSIVE subsidy for you to buy more and more physical silver.
This squeeze is will first show in backwardation
Commodities naturally trade in Contango, meaning that the price is cheaper today than it is to buy in the future. This happens because there is interest, storage, and even uncertainty. Backwardation is simple, it is more expensive to get the commodity now than it is to get it in the future. This happens when investors fear a commodity is going to be hard to get in the future they will pay a premium to get it now. Silver just went into backwardation last week. This is just the first rumble of a much larger earthquake. This has not happened since 1997 when Warren Buffet bought 130 million ounces of physical silver.
Speaking of Warren Buffet and his big silver purchase, why did the ultimate value investor get into silver in such a big way?
The bigger question is why the ultimate "buy and hold" investor got scared out of his position. He bought 130 million ounces or 1/5 of the world's inventory at the time in 1997 and he held that position all the way until 2006. Coincidentally that is the exact same time that Barclay's started the SLV ETF with 130 million. The only comment I ever found disclosing what happened with this billion dollar trade was Buffet saying, "I bought it very early, I sold it very early. Other than that it was perfect."
What I am about to say I have no proof of, but I feel would make a lot of sense
Warren Buffet was heavily involved in the AIG scandal with Hank Greenberg. Buffet's General Re took the other side of a lot of shady AIG's positions. The deals ended Hank Greenberg in 2005 and yet Buffet escaped with a $50 million slap on the wrist? This was all before AIG stole $186 Billion dollars in the big bankster bailout. Is it out of the realm of possibility to say that Buffet was feeling the heat and offered the Elitist insiders his stash of silver to get out of the kitchen? The timing and situation is way too coincidental.
Friends don't let friends buy SLV
I have to admit I was so excited when SLV came out onto the market in 2006. I loved the idea of buying physical silver with the ease of buying a stock. It did not take long for the rumors to come out that there was not enough physical backing of real silver and that JP Morgan and HSBC was the custodians of the silver, I knew this was a scam to siphon off investment demand out of the physical metal into another paper Ponzi scheme. SLV in a few short years has increased its "reserves" 16 x the original stock at it's inception. When I see that SLV can add 523 tonnes in one week and the price of silver did not go to $1,000 overnight, it confirmed my suspicions.
Silver delays are well known through out the investment community
Jim Puplava from FinancialSense.com talked about him purchasing 1 ton of silver or 32,000 oz and it took him 3 months to get it filled and delivered. So let's think about this, an individual demanding 1 ton of physical silver took 12 weeks to fill, but SLV can "take delivery" of 523 tons in one week, give me a break! Recently even the huge supplier the Perth Mint announced a 6 week delay in 100 oz bullion bars of silver. These are not small coins, this is a 7 pound slab of silver that can be produced really quickly. The even larger US Mint had a record month last month with over 4.5 million ounces of silver sold in January eclipsing a record of 4.25 million ounces that was set only two months before that. While that may seem like a lot, it is only $135 million in sales for a month, Apple lost $10 Billion in 15 minutes.
Eric Sprott is another pioneer investor that just started the $575 million Sprott Physical Silver Trust in November of last year as he believes that: "Silver will be the investment of the decade."
This fund by itself could force the hand of the Elite. I do not think he will be successful because he has too much to lose and when the Economic Hitmen come a knocking, I am sure he will back down. Poor Matt Simmons... One thing I will strongly disagree with is all of these fund mangers telling the dream of silver and selling them silver mining stocks. DO NOT INVEST IN ANY PAPER ASSET INCLUDING THE VERY ATTRACTIVE SILVER STOCKS.
Andrew Maguire the whistle blower
He was a former silver trader in London who contacted the CFTC last year about insider knowledge on how JP Morgan manipulates the silver market. He informed the CFTC in advance of the silver smackdowns led by JP Morgan. These coordinated attacks lead to huge profits for the insiders, lowers the price of silver, and wipes out bullish investors. After being blown off by the CFTC, he contacted GATA and they published the news to the world. When he turned whistle blower a few days later he and his wife were involved in a serious hit and run in which the attacking driver sped away and nearly ran over more people who tried to stop him from getting away. Police helicopters were called in and captured the driver but no details were released to the public. Andrew Maguire was slated to be on a bunch of news shows detailing his story but all of them except for one (listen here.) canceled on him after the "accident". King World News who ran the interview was cyber attacked the day after the interview.
I predicted that Silver would go to $50 an ounce by the end of March in my article 2011: Doom is Always 6 Months Away
Pretty bold to predict a 62% increase in 3 months after a 74% increase in the 6 months before that. This was based on a CRIMEX default in the delivery month of March. I think we are getting close to the end of the line for paper manipulation of the physical market. The US mint is having record sales of silver, big money players like Eric Sprott and the richest man in the world Carlos Slim Helu are sniffing the silver market, and the Fed is going to be under pressure to print even more money. But my predictions are small compared to these guys...
How about this video predicting $936 silver
Adrian Douglas of Gata predicts this because there is 45 to 100 times the amount of paper silver and gold to the real metal. They do this to artificially support the value of the dollar. When this ends, it will explode the value of the real silver and gold. Adrian sums it up that investments in precious metals is not "about preserving your wealth but multiplying your wealth."
Mike Maloney predicts $1,500 silver in this video. Bix Weir from GATA predicts $6,000 silver. Ultimately all of these predictions are really ridiculous because it is based on the fundamental lie that the dollar is going to be in existence.
My most shocking prediction is that silver may go to $50 and then you will not be able to buy silver at any price!
The reason for this prediction is that this is all about illusion and once that illusion is broken no one will trade their REAL money for FAKE money. This is where ratio investing comes into play.
"Assets are neither really created or destroyed. They merely shift from on perceived value to another." -Chris Duane
The purpose of this exercise is to see that all assets right now is based off of an illusion of wealth, debt and the dollar. Even the value of real assets like property and companies are tied to this illusion. What is your house worth if there was no 30 year mortgage? This paradigm is going to mathematically end. The infinite growth/debt model with collide with a very finite world. As the pillars of this illusion start to collapse, more and more people will shift their wealth out of paper promises into tangible assets. And since gold has a market cap that is nearly 200 times higher than silver and trades at 45 ounces of silver to one ounce of gold, the potential upside of silver is unlike any other investment opportunity out there. Another was to look at the value of the price of silver relative to gold, is that silver is only 2% of the value of gold. Eric Sprott says that that there is $6 Trillion in investable gold and only $30 Billion in investable silver.
Gold and Silver Ratio
Right now it takes 42 ounces of silver to buy 1 oz. of Gold. (42 to 1)
700,000,000 ounces of silver was mined in 2009 versus 80,000,000 ounces of gold which is about a 9 to 1 ratio.
There was an estimated 40,000,000,000 ounces ever mined of silver and an estimate 5,300,000,000 ounces of gold was mined. That ratio is 7.5 to 1 ratio.
Silver has been consumed as an industrial metal, where as gold has been cherished as a precious metal forever.
As a result there is still about 5 billion ounces of gold in the world. Silver inventories, on the other hand, have been decimated with only and estimated 5 billion ounces above ground. The other 39 billion ounces are in the landfills of the world in tiny amounts. Maybe if the price of silver rises significantly enough, we will see massive recovery efforts in Staten Island.
So if the price of Gold never went up and based off of Silver market fundamentals it should find some market balance. At that point you could in the extreme case trade your 42 ounces of silver for 210 ounces of gold! (1/5 silver to gold ratio.)
Historically, silver been seen as the poor man's gold and it was the money of the common man
Silver was not as rare as gold, and plentiful enough to be used to pay for basic necessities such as bread and milk. I think in this paradigm of multi-million dollar basketball contacts and no sense of economic reality, it is good to use something I find useful like historical ratios for determining value. For example an average Roman soldier was paid one Denarius for each day of service. Each Denarius was 1/10th of an ounce or about $2.70 a day which is equivalent to the world's average daily pay. That valuation lasted for hundreds of years for basic labor. So now when you hear, "brother can you spare a (silver)dime?" you know know that it meant a day's wages. Later, skilled craftsman pushed that wage to almost and ounce a day. Our Constitution actually defines a real "dollar" is a coin containing 371.25 grains (troy) of fine silver or .77 ounce of silver. My hero, Henry Ford pushed that wage to an unbelievable $5 a day or 3.6 ounces a day which was seen as excessive at the time. Today an average worker makes let's say $100 a day. If there was some economic reality in the system, like real money, a 1/10th of an ounce would equal a days wages of $100. Therefore an ounce of silver should be about $1,000 an ounce, a far cry from today's price of $27. ( The longer I write this article the more it goes up, now at $33...)
A day's wage was about a dime or a 1/1oth of an ounce for 2,000 years and currently for about 4 billion people
You could buy about 16 years of hard manual labor for about $10,000 with a bag 5,000 of 90% silver dimes. I know college kids with $10,000 dollars available with their credit cards. If they were smart, they would blow their money on a bag of silver instead of beer, pizza and spring break. For $200,000, parents could buy 320 years of hard manual labor in silver dimes or you could send your kid to college to get drunk and find themselves...
Some other historical reference points include Jesus being sold out by Judas Iscariot for 30 Shekles or 15 ounces of silver. Can you imagine selling out your friend, much less Jesus Christ, for $400 bucks? What if we had $1,000 ounce silver? For $15,000, there are a lot of people who would do the deed. (Isn't that the price hit men charge in movies?) It is also interesting to note that was the same value for a slave at the time. Plots of land were bought in the bible anywhere from 50 ounces to 200 ounces of silver. Good luck finding average properties for $1,250 to $5,000 a piece. But again, what if silver was $1,000 an ounce? Finding properties from $50,000 to $200,000 is a snap. So the purpose of this exercise is to see the ratio between a known silver amount and a known asset. When you take away the manipulated measuring stick of the dollar, the only way to compare an assets value is to compare assets to other assets. So right now it may cost you 2,000 to 8,000 ounces of silver to buy a plot of land. If we have a reversion to the mean, and our debt/money system collapses, you should be able to pick up land for 50 to 200 ounces. I really think that this is even too high, so lets keep digging with this theme.
There are 36 billion acres of land in the world of which 8 billion acres are arable. So the ratio of silver to total land is 1 ounce of silver to 45 acres of land and 1 ounce of silver per every 10 arable acres. Now I am in Ohio and an acre of arable land here goes from $10,000 to say $40,000 an acre. This would give a dramatically higher implied value of silver.
What I am about to tell you was my prime motivator to bet the house on silver, literally
When Silver peaked in 1980 you could buy the average house for about 800 ounces of silver. This was the days of 20% mortgages and the inflation "slayer" Paul Volker. If you got out of housing at the top of the recent housing bubble you could have traded out of your inflated house value and into the undervalued silver and took delivery of say 40,000 ounces of silver. If/when we get back to the silver house ratio of 1980 you will be able to buy 50 houses for your 40,000 ounces. My advanced strategy that I will be using will result in no taxation on the gains and be able to create 10 times the wealth in this scenario. I explain it in my Sons of Liberty Academy.
I believe that we will shoot way past the previous 1980 peak in the house/silver ratio because there is so much less silver, so much more money, and because of the housing boom, millions of more homes. In fact in Arizona right now I can pick up a 2,000 sq ft home for $40,000 or 1,290 ounces. Could it go to 100 ounces? Who knows? I am confident that this will blow much farther in the extreme. Silver has much more up side and the housing market is nowhere near the bottom.
At the peak of the Hunt Brothers gambit silver climbed to $48 an ounce. Using the government's numbers for adjusting for inflation that would equal $128 an ounce
Or conversely today's price of $31 dollars an ounce is equal to $11 an ounce in 1980. These numbers are very flawed and benefit the government as they have shown to lower inflation. (Read And Now For My Next Trick... No Inflation.) The official inflation implies that the money supply has risen 200% in the past 30 years. Every chart I see shows the money supply to have grow everywhere from 8 to 10 times not 2 times.
In 1980 the entire GDP of the country was $2.5 Trillion dollars and the Federal Budget $590 Billion dollars.
Today the GDP is $14.5 Trillion and the Federal budget is actually larger than the entire GDP of the US in 1980 at $3.5 Trillion dollars.
$1.5 Trillion of that is pure debt.
Do you hear the printing presses whirring? Or more accurately the key strokes on Bernanke's iMac.
The Fed probably has a iPhone app to create billions of dollars on the go...
Silver has returned 25% annually since 2002 for nearly a 600% return. This is amazing in light of almost every other assets class getting destroyed.
There are 6.5 Billion people in the world and about a 800 million ounces of silver bullion currently above ground. That is .12 ounces of silver per person if every ounce was evenly distributed around the world. But we know that it is not evenly distributed. Think about you local millionaire could easily buy a ton of silver. Based off of that, only 25,000 people in the word could ever own exactly 1 ton of silver. Yet there are 10 million millionaires in the world.
Another way of looking at silver is by it's market capitalization. If there is a billion ounces of silver bullion in existence and silver is at $30, the market cap of silver is $30 billion dollars. Let's look at how silver's market cap relates to other values.
One gold miner Gold Corp has a market cap of $30 billion. (1 to 1)
Bill Gates is worth $53 billion. (1 to 1.76)
The total market cap of all gold miners is $250 billion. (1 to 8.3)
It is 1/10th of the market cap of Apple computer which stands at $300 billion. (1 to 10)
The total amount of FRN's in circulation in the world is $800 billion. (1 to 26)
The total amount of other world currencies in circulation is $2 Trillion. ( 1 to 66)
Physical gold's estimated market cap is $6 Trillion. (1 to 200)
The total market cap of all private businesses is $10 Trillion. (1 to 333)
The total GDP of America is $15 Trillion. (1 to 500)
The estimated value of Reported derivatives is $700 Trillion. (1 to 23,333)
Finally and estimated $800 Trillion in shadow derivatives in the shadows. (1 to 26,666)
If we narrow it down to just the available silver in the COMEX/CRIMEX warehouses of 100 million ounces all of those ratios explode by a factor of 10!
The United States alone spends more money on interest on the national debt EVERY DAY of $4 Billion dollars than the entire warehouse of available silver valued at about $3 Billion dollars.
Let's take this even further to really grind it home
Inside the COMEX/CRIMEX warehouses are two classifications of silver, Registered and Eligible. Registered means that there is silver available on demand delivery. Eligible silver can become Registered and deliverable if the owner of the silver wants to sell it. This has a hook of that it cannot be encumbered by obligations like loans taken out against the bullion or if it has been leased out. (That means if you have silver at the warehouses they can "loan" out your silver with a promise to pay it back.)
There are only 42 million ounces of silver in the CRIMEX Registered and deliverable category
That is less than $1.5 Billion dollars worth of silver. The world could sneeze and come up with that kind of money. The Elite protect this little hoard with a myriad of tricks but let's start with the rules. The CRIMEX has a known policy that you can sell unlimited amount of silver (including paper silver that does not exist) but you can only take only a limited amount of silver off of the table. They recently raised the margin requirements by 50% in an effort to shake out weak hands using leverage, and silver went up in response. If things start getting out of control they can force you to settle for the dollar value of the contract. They have even paid in the past premiums to the the contract to dissuade physical delivery.
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If things get really scary for the Elitist banking institutions, they will change and break the rules as they go to drive out any rebels who dare to fight against their control system. All of you have heard of the Hunt brothers trying to "corner" the silver market in the 80′s. Well, take some time and read the REAL story the Elite don't want you to know. The Rockefeller and Rothschild banking families change the rules, raised national interest rates, margin requirements, and even possibly murdered the King of Saudi Arabia to put a stop to the Hunts attack at the root of the Elite's power. The long and the short of the whole sad affair DO NOT USE LEVERAGE PLAYING THIS GAME. Pay cash and take physical possession of your silver.
While these tricks might work on the big boys, it cannot stop an army of us ants from loading up on all of the silver we want
We can all be mini Hunts and essentially do the same thing by taking delivery. There is a huge disconnect between the paper price of silver printed by the COMEX and the real world price of silver. Check out this awesome site that shows the difference between the CRIMEX price and the EBAY price of silver. The most popular coin of silver in production is the American Silver Eagle and it is going for +31.9% over the CRIMEX price. That does not include shipping and insurance! That is $10 dollars over spot and the premium that these coins got when most these coins were produced was about $1.50, a 666% rise in implied premium. The scary thing is, while things are starting to get warmed up, these premiums will rise as silver becomes more scarce in the market.
The Silver Alliance of ants and big boys are mounting their final assault on the CRIMEX in March 2011
There are over 50,000 contracts that have the potential to take delivery of 250 million ounces of silver in March alone. (Remember there are only 42 Million ounces available.) So just before these contracts came due the Elite raised the margin requirements and then proceeded smack down silver after hours by 5%. This weak attempt will not dissuade enough buyers from standing for delivery in March. The last delivery month in December, silver was up 30% as hedge funds squeezed the CRIMEX. Now that the sharks smell blood, this raid will be much harder and faster. A 30% rise this time would bring silver to $43, but I figured that it will be even more extreme this time around and shoot for $50. I also predict that the $50 price will not just be a blow off top. This time the silver supply shortage will be so apparent, that the illusion is so completely destroyed. People will no longer sell their REAL money for Fake money anymore. If they do, they will want $1,000 an ounce for their silver. Go big or go home.
China, China, China
China is without a doubt a huge factor in the rise of silver. Once it was the largest exporter of silver, it has swung in 5 years to the complete opposite direction. That is a swing in demand of over 200 million ounces. China has already started to ban exports of some of it's rarer earth minerals. I have no doubt China will do the same with silver soon enough. China also has the largest holdings of fiat money of our debt and it only makes sense for them to diversify out of the unstable dollar into real assets like silver. The last time China had any significant silver holdings the Western world went to war with China in the Opium Wars. And judging by the recent trial balloons being floated by the likes of Donald Trump we might be going to war with China yet again and this time I think the Chinese will be ready.
Speaking of the Elite screwing countries out of their silver, do some research on the Crime of 1873
The Elitist bankers de-monetized silver after the Civil War that caused nearly 20 years of grinding deflation that benefited the bankers who held the debt. This return to the gold standard was done ahead of the largest silver find of the Comstock Lode that would have freed America from the debts of the bankers. Here are some starter articles, The Crime of 1873 and the Wizard of Oz and On the "Crime of 1873″.
China is also encouraging it's citizens to buy silver as an investment for the first time in 60 years.
Take a look at the State TV unveiling silver as an investment like Ford would show off a new F150. If a billion people by a little of anything, huge swings tend to happen in markets. Also think about how easy it is for the average American to buy 100 ounces of silver while it would seem impossible for the average Chinese citizen to accumulate that. If we are truly headed for world wide flattening of the labor markets as the Elite desire, it is only prudent to stock up on silver as a hedge against that.
The Silver Bears have caused quite a stir recently with their humorous take on the Silver markets
There is even rumors that China is leading the charge in shorting the paper CRIMEX market while they are taking delivery with the physical metal. Once they have taken delivery of all of the physical silver their shell companies can declare bankruptcies and they ride off into the sunset.
Lets get away from all of the silver fundamentals and let's look at the real reason why we are all buying silver, the Dollar
Let's face it if the dollar was worth it's weight in gold, we would not be in this mess. Because the Elite have manipulated the Dollar and the price of silver, historical malinvestments have been made and all of the silver ever mined is close to exhaustion. The dollar is supported by many things, all of which are failing.
It will not take long for all of the supports to get knocked out and it will be a world wide run to the fire exit of gold and silver. There will be no warning and there will be not time to move assets around. The long term chart does not look good and with over 500 other currency collapses, why would the dollar be the exception? Beat the rush and panic early.
I have seen articles by Adrian Douglas from GATA that claim the USGS said silver would be extinct by 2020. I said with all the stuff I know about silver this would be the most incredible exclamation point on why you should sell every single asset you have and buy silver now! Adrian did not cite the source but I knew this guy would not put his reputation on the line for a crazy claim like that, so I sent an email to the USGS myself.
"Adrian Douglas wrote a report that claimed the USGS said that silver was going to be the first element to become extinct and as soon as 2020. Was this written by the USGS and where is it?"
I got back from the USGS was this...
That last line is what this is all about
The bankers manipulated the price of silver down that gave rise to a quadrillion dollar Ponzi scheme to give them unlimited power and profits. This manipulation has caused incredible malinvestment so that all of humanity has trashed a precious metal to consume it to the point of oblivion. At some point, very soon, the physical market is going take over and all of the games that the bankers are playing will end. It will be game over and you will never see a more dramatic rise in price in anything, ever. Quadrillions in debt/money to less than a billion ounces of honest money silver. When silver's value is re-established and once again treated as a precious metal, humanity will stop wasting this metal and the higher prices will force wiser use and recycling of silver. Silver will not become extinct, it will just go to the moon!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity
There is no other example that even comes close to the stage that is set for the silver rocket launch. Silver has massive economic forces pushing it, the declining dollar, and industrial demand. The entire 5,000 year production of the human race is all but used up. The entire world is for the first time blinded by fiat and digital money. If only one of these reasons can true, it would be enough to create generational wealth. All of these together tells me that an average American can with very little effort, raise a king's ransom of silver. Truly a once in Human History opportunity.
All over the world we see these color revolutions. They are Western Elite's funding revolution in areas of the world where they seek to dominate. There was the Orange Revolution of the Ukraine, Rose Revolution of Georgia, and the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan. Now we are seeing the uprisings in the Middle East and a Jasmine Revolution in China. These revolutions used a simple color to signify a feeling real change. I propose that we start the Silver Revolution. Our sole purpose is to strike the root of the Elite's power, which is their money system. The best part of this is that this system is going to collapse of it's own cancerous excesses. All we have to do is be the silver straw that breaks the Elite's back.
In the end, I believe that we need a monetary system that has competition. Gold and silver should circulate along with debt free treasury notes. Usury should be abolished. Those that use the deceitful practice of forgery, I mean Fractional Reserve Banking, should be thrown in jail. This would end the era of gamblers and insiders and allow honest days pay for an honest days work.
If you need a little motivational music for your Silver Revolution, try this on for size. The Silver War Cry.
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