Retail shortages galore! APMEX actually got in a little 90% today -- selling at "only" $7.49 over the fake paper spot price. Years ago you could buy 90% at spot. They have been raising their premiums constantly, now $1.49 on generic rounds in bulk or +$2.99 in lots of less than 20. +$3.79 on Eagles or +$5.29 on small lots.
Only a matter of time until the manipulation backfires and the "tinfoil hat stackers" are shown to have taken the logical and prudent path.
From a Seekingalpha article two days ago:
"Silver demand is expected to eclipse silver supply. In 2015, HSBC expects 1.112 billion ounces of silver demand and 1.025 billion ounces in supply. This means that demand for the metal will exceed supply by 87 million ounces this year. This is very high when compared to the deficit of only 5 million ounces last year.
Looking ahead, this trend could continue as miners are unable to replenish their resources due to the absence of new silver deposits, leading to a drop in production from maturing mines. This will lead to an improvement in silver prices going forward, which is why it is not surprising that GFMS forecasts that silver prices will increase next year."
When the MSM says this you can probably add a multiple to their estimates.