What the Silver Shortages Mean

(Rock crushes Paper, Paper does not cover Rock!) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, August 15th, 2008 Silver prices are dropping like a rock, down to $12.50/oz., and yet, none of my trusted, major, regular dealers have any silver to sell. I’ve never seen that before.    David Bond notes that when silver hit $21/oz. about… Continue reading What the Silver Shortages Mean

Why Paper Silver is not as good as Physical Silver

(Paper silver is all forms of silver held by another, such as ETF’s, 3rd party Vaults, futures contracts, options, certificates, brokers, or even bullion dealers orders in transit) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, August 12th, 2008 Yesterday, silver hit a low, and was down dramatically to as low as $14.08/oz.  I’m sure the dip caused a lot of margin calls on… Continue reading Why Paper Silver is not as good as Physical Silver

FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, July 12th, 2008 What’s so special about silver, anyway?Why will silver go up in price?Where can I buy silver?What is a good price for silver, how much should I pay?What kind of silver should I buy?How much money do I need to buy silver?How do you… Continue reading FAQ

Silver has been Exploding for 5 years now

(29% is more than enough!) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, July 11, 2008 Whenever silver prices take a dip, people lament the delay in the rise in prices and ask me “When will silver prices explode?”   Well, it’s been exploding for 5 years now.  In 2003, silver’s low point was $4.15/oz. in the spring. … Continue reading Silver has been Exploding for 5 years now

Confiscation

(Government confiscation fears are common) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, July 3, 2008 The silver market is several orders of magnitude too small for the U.S. government to even be concerned about.  It is impossible that the U.S. government could confiscate enough silver bullion to even make even the tiniest difference to the annual… Continue reading Confiscation

Fekete Answers Me & the Debate Continues

(Fekete vs. Hommel continued) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 18th, 2008 The debate started when Antal Fekete noted that people like Ted Butler and I have warned that there are many entities selling, or shorting, silver who probably don’t have it.  Dr. Fekete then wrote:  “Putting Loincloth on the Naked Bogeyman” (A Primer on the Silver Basis) on June 11th.I… Continue reading Fekete Answers Me & the Debate Continues

Silver Shorts Reported

(And what to do about it) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 17th, 2008 Antal Fekete responded again, and I was going to take the time to continue our debate on the dangers and harm of debt and usury and whether the silver shorts are naked short, but there is too much to report… Continue reading Silver Shorts Reported

Silver in Political News

(Peru Strike, Commodity Legislation & Freedom Candidates) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 2, 2008 I would like to remind my readers of the monumental sea change developing in the silver market this year as the silver shortage continues as investors turned into buyers instead of sellers in 2008 when gold topped $1000/oz. and… Continue reading Silver in Political News

Fekete Questions Me, & Why Banning Usury Won’t Work

(Fekete vs. Hommel on Basis vs. Usury) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 14th, 2008 Antal Fekete was kind enough to respond to my last email, “Silver Shorts are so Naked, they’ve “Gone Wild“, which was actually a response to his article, which was a response to my claims and Ted Butler’s claims and others… Continue reading Fekete Questions Me, & Why Banning Usury Won’t Work

Silver Shorts are so Naked, they’ve “Gone Wild”

(A Primer on Usury.) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 12th, 2008 Many people expect me to comment on this essay that has gotten wide internet publication: “Putting Loincloth on the Naked Bogeyman” (A Primer on the Silver Basis)By: Antal E. Feketehttp://news.silverseek.com/SilverSeek/1213201099.php You should read his essay first. Today’s email is my reply. First, thank… Continue reading Silver Shorts are so Naked, they’ve “Gone Wild”

CFTC Hinders the U.S. Mint and the Free Market

(Government Agencies at War with each Other) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 7th, 2008 There has been a shortage of silver ever since the world abandoned using silver as money. The reason why we have paper money, is that there was too much paper money being printed, and not enough silver and gold… Continue reading CFTC Hinders the U.S. Mint and the Free Market

4 Fundamentals of the Silver Price

(The essential nature and supply/demand of both silver and dollars) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 5th, 2008 I’ve been writing a lot of articles lately on the supply shortage of silver from various mints and coin dealers, but I wanted to take a step back from focusing on that specific issue, and present an overview… Continue reading 4 Fundamentals of the Silver Price

RE: Illegal Rationing of US Silver Eagles

(Bix Weir nails it!) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, June 4th, 2008 I received an excellent letter this morning from Bix Weir, that quotes the law that shows the current rationing of Silver Eagles is illegal.If you are confused about why rationing should be against the law and how it causes silver prices to be… Continue reading RE: Illegal Rationing of US Silver Eagles

90% US Silver Coin Bags, $1000 Face

(Benefits and Drawbacks) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, May 31st, 2008 Since 1 ounce rounds, 10 ounce bars, and 100 ounce bars are getting very hard to find, and a 6-8 week delay is unrealistically unacceptable, some of you may be considering buying 90% Silver, which are more available in places these days, especially, I hear, from www.fidelitrade.com.  So,… Continue reading 90% US Silver Coin Bags, $1000 Face

Silver’s Supply/Demand Paradox

(Silver price goes down, demand goes up.  Silver price goes up, demand goes up!) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, May 29th, 2008 Al Korelin had me on his internet radio show yesterday for about 8 minutes, here’s the link:http://www.kereport.com/DailyRadio/Daily052808.mp3 We discussed the letter I wrote to the CFTC , and the silver shortages, which are proof of manipulation… Continue reading Silver’s Supply/Demand Paradox

Silver Shortages Misunderstood

Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, May 28th, 2008 The biggest proofs of the silver shortage are the position limits at the NYMEX.  These are 7.5 million ounces in the spot delivery month.  Another usually unenforced limit is that the exchange can arbitrarily limit all physical deliveries to all market participants to as little as 1.5 million… Continue reading Silver Shortages Misunderstood

Forgotten Near-Term Silver Producers

(See miningpedia.com) Silver Stock Report by Jason Hommel, May 26th, 2008 The CPM Group’s 2008 yearbook is available for $75.http://store.cpmgroup.com/ The yearbook is 185 pages and filled with data about the supply and demand fundamentals of the silver market, and is a very reliable source of primary data. On page 29, the yearbook lists Near-Term Mine… Continue reading Forgotten Near-Term Silver Producers