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First Majestic Silver Corp. Message Board

  • marvin_lsd marvin_lsd Apr 12, 2013 1:53 PM Flag

    Collusion?

    Would it be collusion for the major silver miners to cut back production because of low silver price?
    Seems as though it might be justified based on $26 price being near or lower than break even for many.
    Of course, this would be an unspoken collusion with justification based on greatly reduced or no earnings income.

    If the physical silver market is really manipulated then low silver price wouldn't last very long if supply suddenly dried up.

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    • marvin like I said the miners can hold back silver from the market to give the silver to US OWNERS SHAREHOLDERS instead.

      I would rather have that.

      what is wrong with owners taking silver for themselves?

      send it to us as a gift and sample as cost of business.

    • There is no need for collusion. Miners are in the business to make a profit. If silver prices drop below the cost of production, then they will start to reduce production, depending on their forward obligations and hedging strategy. Or, they may continue to mine but keep the silver in reserve until prices come back. Either way, there will be a reduction in supply which will eventually bring prices back up, assuming supply and demand are still viable forces in the silver market. ;-)

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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