Long-time readers may remember a pet theory of mine that I had kind of forgotten about until this week. My theory was that before we get the real blast to the upside, amid the termination of the manipulation or a physical shortage, we would get an unbelievable shakeout to the downside. After that downside shock...and after the last speculator that could be tricked and frightened into selling did sell, the commercial would just put their hands in their pockets and not sell on the upturn. That selling void would create the conditions for the final blast-off. This sell-off sure feels like the big one to me. - silver analyst Ted Butler, 04 May 2011
It's not as simple as knowing what will happen, you have to figure out a way to profit from it. Buying any silver investment risks either missing out on the run or being unable to convert at the skyrocketing prices.