Punish the dealers by buying lower premium products! There's really nothing that special about one form over another. Your talking about the one that is most recognized and that is why it has the highest premium.
Get the sunshine mint 100 oz bars that have special anti-counterfeit mark. You need a special decoder lens to read the mark. If it is good it says "valid".
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, the content of this
document is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability.
The question is why trust this particular data. As far as I can tell most of the data in the report is probably reasonably accurate. But I have my doubts about the above ground supply that they report (and you brought attention to).
Some breakdown of above ground supply at "custodial vaults" would be helpful. This is the type of data that could be easily fudged. Mine production is generally publicly available from earnings reports. But where do they get the numbers for their above ground supply? Banks? Who trusts banks? They make up numbers all the time, and they lie, cheat and steal whenever they can.
They may be counting some paper silver in there or double counting some physical. Do they do any audits or is the accuracy of their raw data based on trust?
How do we know that number can be trusted? From the Silver Institute site:
"Each year, the Silver Institute works with Thomson Reuters GFMS, a leading research company that is based in London, to prepare and publish a comprehensive report on that year’s silver supply and demand trends, with special emphasis on key markets and regions. This annual survey also includes current information on prices and leasing rates, mine production, investment and fabrication."
So if they are just using surveys, then those who want to manipulate and mislead can just report faulty data. I have serious doubts about the data.
That's my philosophy too. I'm stocked up on canned stuff and dry goods. I'll use them as needed and replenish them. I'm not buying anything that I don't need anyway. I've got lots of rice, beans, oatmeal, pasta and other stuff that lasts a long time and is also rather inexpensive. I've also got a stock of protein powder. I can't see how anyone can claim that being prepared is a bad idea.
It may be just the opposite of what you think, so I hope that you are not short. Supply is running out at retailers. Have you looked? Practically nothing is left.
Silver Eagles sold out. They would have sold even more if they made more. Silver eagle sales are on pace to break records for the year.
What is a "but nut"?
I have a good idea for a new alias for you. Call yourself teaser or justeasing. It might be too obvious though.
"AMERICA is getting dumb and guys like idealcarpentry and skarirelaire and many like them
are out to create FEAR to the old and dumb and its working"
I really don't think that ideal and Larry are trying to create fear. I think that they are simply wise enough to sense what is coming and act upon it and warn others to do the same. I'm neither old nor dumb, yet I have a lot of respect for what they add to this message board.
IMO you are they one with some sort of evil and devious agenda.
So were you trying to say that ideal and Larry are responsible for the current retail shortages?
100 oz bars are selling out. None are currently in stock at either JM Bullion or SD Bullion. You can only get them "presale" or "delayed shipment".
1000 oz is the largest you will ever see. They weigh about 70 lbs. I see that you can get them at apmex for $0.49 over spot.
good then. I'm going to make a 1000 oz bar my next big purchase. I haven't found a good place to buy one yet. Can you please list some sites where they are available?
But yet you don't seem to fully understand! You you should be buying physical silver instead of SLV. SLV is not a depleting resource, but physical silver is. Trusting that the banks fully back SLV with physical silver is a huge mistake. Do you trust the banks even after all the fines that they have paid for manipulating various markets?