What If This Retail Physical Silver Supply Shortage Doesn’t End?

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What If This Retail Physical Silver Supply Shortage Doesn’t End?

What If This Retail Physical Silver Supply Shortage Doesn’t End?

Not usually has a benefaction sell china bullion product necessity continued for several months now, what happens if it never ends?  This might seem like a play on hype, yet if a U.S. or World practice another Black Swan eventuality like a Lehman Brothers tumble in 2008, earthy china direct will expected raze to levels many aloft than today.

One of my readers contacted me yesterday with some engaging information.  He settled that he called his china emporium and found out that new Silver Eagle orders will not be accessible until 2016.  we wanted to know if this was true, so we contacted some of a vast online Dealers and asked them what a stream conditions was in a china supply direct design from their perspective.

I did get figure from one source (dealer) that they were no longer holding new orders for 2015 Silver Eagles.  Now, this does not associate to “pre-ordered” Silver Eagles by some of a retailers from a Authorized Dealers.  Thus, some retailers might have purchased Silver Eagles 6-8 weeks ago, and will finally accept smoothness in contend 3-4 weeks.  So, when an particular goes to one of these online dealers websites and notices Silver Eagles for sale with a 3-4 week smoothness wait time, these were already pre-sold by a Authorized Dealers.

Basically, a good apportionment of a Authorized Dealers allotments of Official Silver Coins such as a Silver Eagles have already been sole to a Dealers.  So, when a U.S. Mint sells their subsidy of 750,000 Silver Eagles to a Authorized Dealers commencement of any week… they are already accounted for.  Which means, many of a Authorized Dealers (wholesalers) have sole 2+ months brazen of their Silver Eagle allotments.

This is because we are saying wholesalers and retailers branch to offered a Perth Mint new 2016 Silver Kangaroo and a Britain Silver Britannia.  The Perth Mint is usually offered a 2016 Silver Kangaroos in vast volume orders.   Investors switching to shopping Silver Britannia might assistance boost a Royal U.K. Mint’s lousy annual china bullion sales of 2.1 million oz (Moz) in 2014 (2015 World Silver Survey).

The benefaction sell china necessity (of certain products) that started in Jun is now in a fourth month.  While investors can still squeeze 2015 Silver Eagles, it looks as if many dealers might have to wait until a 2016’s come out in Jan to acquire new orders for a coin.

CNT Depository Registered Silver Inventories Plummet

The CNT Depository hold a many Registered china inventories during a COMEX.  Here are a Registered china register levels of a 6 COMEX authorized vaults during a rise in April:

COMEX Registered Silver Inventories Apr 2015 (million oz = Moz)

CNT  = 29.5 Moz

Brinks = 20 Moz

JP Morgan = 8 Moz

Scotia Mocatta = 4.5 Moz

HSBC = 4 Moz

Delaware = 3.5 Moz

If we demeanour during a draft below, we can see usually how many a Registered china inventories declined during a CNT Depository:


What is engaging about a CNT Depository is that it seems to duty some-more as a earthy smoothness repository compared to possibly JP Morgan, HSBC, Scotia Mocatta, Brinks or a Delaware Depository.  Of a 25 Moz decrease in Registered china inventories given April, a CNT Depository accounted for 21.5 Moz, or 86% of a total.

CNT stands for Coins ‘N Things.  Coins ‘N Things initial started out as a tiny sell china emporium in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and after changed into a indiscriminate market.  CNT Inc. continued to grow and According to Wikipedia:

In mercantile year 2011, a association became a U.S. sovereign government’s largest retailer of changed metals, with supervision bullion sales that accounted for about half of a $3.8 billion in contracts to supply china and bullion to a United States Mint during a year.

With a outrageous boost in earthy china investment demand, a CNT Registered china inventories have continued to tumble significantly over a past several months.  This high decrease in Registered china inventories during a CNT Depository is not holding place during a other COMEX vaults.

While Scotia Mocatta’s Registered china inventories declined from 4.5 Moz in Apr to 3 Moz currently, a other 4 warehouses gifted assuage declines or additions.

Silver Product Shortages… Even With Three Times The Production Volume

SilverDoctors interviewed Tom Power, CEO of a Sunshine Mint behind on Sept 7th.  If we haven’t listened to that interview, we rarely suggest we do.  The Sunshine Mint is one of a largest china mints in a United States.  They yield a good apportionment of a china blanks for a U.S. Mint.

One of a engaging things Tom pronounced during a talk was that a Sunshine Mint’s annual china prolongation turn increasing 3 times from 25 Moz in 2008 to an estimated 75-80 Moz this year.  We contingency remember, there was a outrageous spike of sell china investment direct in 2008 when a cost of china fell from $20 to $8.50.  There were outrageous product delays and high premiums… many like a benefaction conditions today.

However, this benefaction china product necessity is holding place during a time when a Sunshine Mint has ramped adult a china prolongation volume 3 times a 2008 level.  And remember, this outrageous boost in earthy china direct is still from usually 1% (or reduction than 1%) of a whole market.

For a folks who continue to heave that “There is no genuine china necessity until it hits a indiscriminate market”,… WAKE UP.  There has never been a indiscriminate china necessity before.  So, when it finally occurs, it will be a FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.

Seriously, this is not something to wish for.  Which is because it’s critical to continue monitoring a sell china marketplace as good as a dozen of Black Swans drifting above.  If usually one of a dozen of Black Swans lands, it could totally seize adult a china marketplace in a approach a universe has never gifted before.

In my review with one of dealers who has been doing business for 30 years, they pronounced this benefaction changed steel shopping conditions is unprecedented.  Many of a dealers remarked that a volume of new buyers has picked adult significantly during a new swell in earthy bullion and china buying.  These are not usually tiny time investors, yet enclosed many new rich investors as well.

Also, what seems to be engaging is that a steel of choice by investors is silver, unless it’s not available.  Furthermore, vast volume shopping tends to be in a Official coins such as a Silver Eagle, Maple, Philharmonic, Kangaroo and Britannia… not a incomparable 100 bars.

Dealers told me a incomparable 100 oz bars were in brief supply due to a fact that there are a smaller volume of companies that furnish a incomparable china bars compared to 10 oz bars or 1 oz rounds.

Setting The Record Straight On The Silver Supply vs Silver Product Shortage

There seems to be a disproportion of opinion about a benefaction swell in earthy china demand.  Some investors and analysts explain there is “HYPE” in a china marketplace as this is usually a prolongation necessity and not a indiscriminate shortage.  Furthermore, others explain that while certain china products are not accessible or wait times are 6-8 weeks, there are other china coins or rounds that can be purchased.

This is utterly true.  However, a critical means to know is that many investors go after a WELL KNOWN product initial and afterwards switch to other products when accessibility is an issue. Anyone who regurgitates that there is still copiousness of china to squeeze fails to grasp a underlying means of this new swell in china investment.

I spoke with James Anderson from JM Bullion and he sent this proclamation from a largest changed steel wholesaler in North America on a usually 3 china products they are now selling:


You will notice that a initial smoothness information for Silver Eagles is Dec 2nd (2+ months away).  The U.S. Mint routinely stops offered 2015 Silver Eagles in Dec to switch over to producing a 2016’s.  This is because many dealers are no longer holding orders from a business for 2015 Silver Eagles.  They don’t know if they will be means to get supply.

Again, many tiny and vast volume buyers of changed metals are new to a market.  They motionless to start shopping bullion and china due to a arriving pile-up of a broader batch markets or dread in a supervision and a U.S. Dollar.  we trust both of these reasons are utterly valid.  Moreover, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when a marketplace finally crashes and a U.S. Dollar becomes severely devalued.

We contingency remember, Peter Schiff and a few others were warning of a tumble of a Financial and Housing markets behind in 2004-2007 on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg.  we used to locate Peter Schiff deliberating a entrance tumble of a banking attention and a economy usually to be ridiculed by a hosts or a other guests.  To them, Peter was usually a Gadfly or a Doom Gloomer.

Well, a whole U.S. Investment Banking complement collapsed in 2008 along with a Housing Market as a economy was thrown into a serious recession.  If it wasn’t for a outrageous liquidity pumped out by a Fed in a Quantitative Easing Policy over a subsequent 5 years,  a U.S. and universe would have entered into a misfortune Depression ever.

So, for all a people that continue to state “THIS IS NOT A SILVER SHORTAGE” and censure others for formulating hype or fear mongering, what happens if we finally do get a Black Swan from Hell?  What happens if a rarely propped adult broader batch and bond marketplace finally cracks?  Again, this is not a matter of “IF”, it’s a matter of “WHEN.”

Investors need to know a U.S. Financial System died in 2008.  While we still have vast banks behaving like all is okay, they are a outrageous Ponzi Scheme.  All Ponzi Schemes come to an end…. it’s usually a matter of time.  The outrageous spikes of sell china investment direct starting in 2008 continue to prove SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG. 

Unfortunately, this arriving tumble of a broader batch markets and financial complement will be distant worse than 2008.  The outrageous boost in altogether shopping of earthy china reflects a ongoing fear investors have that something is dangerously wrong.  This benefaction swell of earthy china investment is holding place on tip of outrageous increasing shopping given 2007:

Global Physical Silver Bar  Coin Investment1

Before a U.S. Investment Banking and Housing Markets collapsed in 2008, investors usually purchased 4,712 metric tons (mt) of china bar and china (151 Moz) during a three-year duration from 2005-2007.  Even yet a been 7 years given a tumble occurred, investors continue to by record china bar and coin.  As we can see, china bar and china direct scarcely quadrupled 2011-2013 to 18,419 mt (592 Moz).

Which means, earthy china investment direct is a largest expansion zone in a whole china market:

Percent Change In Silver Demand In Segments of a Silver Market 2007-2014:

Bar Coin = +290%

Jewelry = +17%

Silverware = +1%

Industrial = -9%

Silver Bar Coin direct continues to be a largest expansion zone in a china marketplace regardless of a spikes in sell china demand.  we spoke with an particular in a financial attention who knows a complement is on a final legs.  He stated, “What product do we have to put 100% down, and not accept smoothness for 6-8 weeks.. but impacting a price?”   This is because a premiums on certain products are going for $4-6 an ounce.

2015 Silver Mine Supply Is Down Compared To Gold Copper

I published this graph on Australian and Canadian china prolongation in a new article:


I suspicion it was utterly extraordinary that a 4th largest china writer in a universe (Australia) gifted a 30% decrease in china prolongation Jan-Jun 2015.  When we supplement in Canada (11th ranking) altogether prolongation from these dual countries was down 28% in a initial 6 months of a year.

Now, if we embody a tip 5 china producing countries, we have a following:

Top 5 Silver Producing Countries Jan-Jun Change:

2014 Jan-Jun = 8,213 metric tons

2015 Jan-Jun = 7,792 metric tons

Thus, Mexico, Peru, China, Australia and Chile gifted a total 5% decrease in china prolongation in a initial 6 months of a year.  According to a information put out by Chile’s Cochilco, tellurian china prolongation is down 2% in a initial half of a year.  If find this startling as a tip 5 are down 5%.  Regardless, here is rate of change in Global prolongation in a following metals:

Global Gold, Silver Copper Production Jan-Jun:

2015 Copper prolongation = +3.6%

2015 Gold Production = +3.5%

2015 Silver Production = -2%

As we can see, Global china prolongation is down compared to bullion and copper.  we indeed trust a estimated tellurian china prolongation by Cochilco is substantially farfetched due to a fact that a Poland (ranked 8th) is usually adult marginally (1%), while a U.S. (ranked 9th) is down (3.7%) and Canada (ranked 11th) is down 20%.  In addition, tellurian china cave supply is down during a time when investors are purchasing record amounts of earthy bar and coin.

If a U.S. and universe humour possibly a marketplace pile-up or Black Swan eventuality in a subsequent several months, we will see a stream earthy china product necessity extend to a indicate that it might never end.  If we do not get a rarely expected marketplace pile-up or Black Swan, afterwards this benefaction narrowing in a earthy china marketplace might abate adult by a finish of 2015 or commencement of 2016.

However, investors who are perplexing to time a marketplace pile-up to get into bullion or china might be utterly undone when it finally comes.  Why?  we accumulate there are thousands of folks who are also prepared to PULL THE TRIGGER.  Unfortunately, there might be really small china accessible when a avalanche of shopping arrives.



Courtesy: SRSroccoreport

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