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Indian Gold And Silver Imports Surge By Stunning 500% In May

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India's heretofore "insatiable" appetite for precious metals will need to find a new adjective to describe it, after it surged by an absolutely unprecedented 500% in May MoM, and 222% compared to May of 2010, touching on a massive $8.96 billion in imports in the past month. Putting this number in perspective the yearly average Indian imports are about $22 billion: in one month the country will have imported about half its average quota for the year! And while inflation may have much to do with it, events like the Sensex flash crash from last night certainly are not helping matters: "The gold story is puzzling" added financial analyst A S Kirolar. "Consumers are shying away from stocks and bonds and heading to safe
assets like gold and real estate, but one cannot understand this given
the meagre 12% growth in imports of petroleum and oil products." Granted demand is not just at the retail level as ever more institutions are buying up gold: "Analysts maintained that India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India's decision to grant licenses to seven more banks to import bullion has helped push up demand. Karur Vysya Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, Punjab and Sind Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Travancore were added to the list. As of the start of 2011, some 30 banks in India have been granted permission to import gold and silver. Jewellers are getting easy supplies which is also helping push up demand. Moreover, the flow of scrap is also expected to fall from a yearly average of 200 tonnes, which could again boost imports, underlining the insatiable appetite of the Indian consumer." Add ongoing Chinese demand for PMs, and one can see why calls for an imminent gold crash absent a global deflationary vortex are largely overblown.

Mineweb has more:

"Even as inflation and a widening trade deficit to $15 billion in May continues to weigh on the minds of Indian investors, the demand for fresh gold has continued to grow. This is very confusing, especially when one sees it against the backdrop of a 400% rise in the value of the rupee over the last decade," said bullion analyst Anand Patnaik with a brokerage firm.

India's commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma recently released trade figures. India's imports have surged to a 4-year high at a scorching pace of 54% mainly due to rising oil prices and a surge in gold imports.

The country's imports have jumped to $40.9 billion, which has resulted in the gap between imports and exports widening to $15 billion - a 67% increase which is the largest since August 2008, prompting the government authorities to caution that India's trade deficit for 2011-12 could touch a record $145-150 billion.

Minister Sharma pointed out that exports of iron ore were down given the ban on exports imposed by the country. Imports in pearls and precious stones, however, have risen 24.6% to $ 5.20 billion, gold and silver by 222% to $ 13.5 billion and iron and steel by 13% to $ 1.80 billion, he said.

But the true cause of this endless demand is and always will be the threat of central bank hijacked purchasing power :

"People in India have accepted high inflation as a reality of life," said Rajesh Shukla of the centre for Macro Consumer Research. Noting that Indians tend to use gold as a hedge against inflation, Shukla said this would be partly responsible for the spike in imports.

He added that high imports reflected a strong demand for the yellow metal, despite the weakening of the rupee.

The Indian rupee fell to its lowest in three weeks on Monday weighed down by losses in domestic shares and the euro, with dollar demand from oil companies also adding pressure.

"Bidding from oil companies is keeping the rupee lower. All of last week, the rupee depreciated. Hiking of key interest rates has further weakened the rupee," said a forex dealer at a national bank.

And that's merely the anchor for current gold prices at over $1500 even as stocks continue to sink. Once the Fed announced Operation Twist 2 either on Wednesday, or in one or two month's time, the PM complex will explode, reaching $2000 in no time whatsoever.

h/t Robert


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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:21 | 1387838 holdbuysell
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And thus the capital controls...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:17 | 1387968 kkam
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The real Indian demand is likely to be even higher. All Indians know that due to strict import controls, a lot of gold is smuggled into the country by the underworld. That will be in addition to the official import figures.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:17 | 1387977 dlmaniac
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"This is New Delhi,

That was one fine May silver flash crash, Blythe. Could you create one for gold as well?

Thank you, bitchez."

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:02 | 1388249 Motorhead
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My, that's a lot of tungsten.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:58 | 1388376 tmosley
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The Indians aren't fools.  They keep their gold in jewelry form.  Tungsten doesn't shape very easily.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:30 | 1388866 Oh regional Indian
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Indeed Tmos.

And I'm doing my bit! ;-)


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:13 | 1388406 sunnydays
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Yes, the price does not match the demand.  The controls are clamped down on gold and silver.



Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:21 | 1387854 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I still do not understand how Bernanke can get away with saying he does not understand why the price of gold is rising when he sits on the world's largest gold reserve, and loans the gold out none the less.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:23 | 1387859 DaveyJones
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It's almost as if the man tells lies

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:37 | 1387898 nope-1004
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Bankster pimps are all a bunch of lying whores.  Benocide no different.  Theoretical analysis of ZIRP to stimulate economic activity was his biggest mistake.  Now, ppl are rushing to gold because the guy lost control of the house, and the deck will soon cave in.  Don't blame anyone for buying gold, as everything else out of their lying mouths these days is such a blatant attempt to maintain the credit status quo.  This patient has long been dead and the banksters refuse to pull the plug.



Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:51 | 1388112 Bay of Pigs
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And the fraud ridden GLD and SLV ETF's?


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:29 | 1389272 bruinjoe93
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:19 | 1388257 mogul rider
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And what if he isn't sitting on one of the world's largest gold reserves?

What then?


Prepare accordingly

Uzi's, terret's, bitchez, gold, butter, beer, and more bitchez for after the slaughter since there won't be anything to do

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:05 | 1388784 Long-John-Silver
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he sits on the world's largest gold reserve


Really? The last audit was in 1948.........

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:26 | 1387856 Dantzler
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And wedding season is not even until October...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:04 | 1387948 Hook Line and S...
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The maid of dishonor is planning a big funeral to coincide at the same time as all those weddings. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:14 | 1387971 kkam
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The jewellers must have stocked up nicely at the Comex paper PMs massacre in early May.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:27 | 1387858 Bansters-in-my-...
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This means demand is down....... Ask Jon Fucking dumb-dumb Nadler

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:44 | 1387901 FriedEggs
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Vanishing Silver? Not a chance. (Jon Nadler)

Lol it wasnt, 'maybe a little bit' or 'a percentage' - no, its 'not a chance'

Are you f-ing serious?


June 17, 2011 -

What about demand? Well, it is not rising, that is what appears to be the factual case Total silver demand was 28,500 tonnes in 2009 and it is projected to decline to 27,000 tonnes in the current year.

Contrary to certain overly optimistic “takes” on the market, we note that jewellery and flatware are actually gaining a bit (rising from 7,000 tonnes in 2009 to 7,200 tonnes in 2011), and that industrial offtake is nearly flat for a third year; hovering in and around the 12,500 tonne level.




Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:45 | 1387916 Ecoman11
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He meant to say 'don't buy my silver because I need time to buy more'

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:09 | 1387921 akak
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No, he actually meant to say "My hysterical and disingenuous anti-precious metals propaganda campaign has fallen, and it can't get up!"

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:17 | 1388063 Tapeworm
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who in hell is buying flatware at these prices?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:04 | 1388130 jeff montanye
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and don't forget kitco's ongoing massive tax fraud litigation with the province of quebec.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:29 | 1387879 AgShaman
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Group 11 whirlwind "Punjabits-Sez"!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:30 | 1387881 Ecoman11
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MCX Gold & Silver Contracts Chart

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:41 | 1387899 Bastiat
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Nothing to do with weddings -- more like a widening breach the fiat illusion.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:54 | 1388944 Oh regional Indian
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Ideed. People are starting to buy bullion. I've seen many first timers, rollign a half kilo bar in their hands, enraptured.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:21 | 1390061 DosZap
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If other reports are to be believed, and no reason why not,I have seen more and more Indians, are buying gold bars.

The poor are buying Silver,in any form they can.

After the smoke clears, India,China, and Russia, are going to wind up the top 3 Gold holders in the world, at current buy on availability stays same.



Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:38 | 1387900 Fancy Bear
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Given the divergence I've seen over the last few weeks, I no longer think Gold will experience the prophesied big dip the deflation-first camp has called for. It seems enough people really are in it for the long term and will not be squeezed for liquidity more than there will be demand for something with real value.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:53 | 1387925 takeaction
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:12 | 1387958 MagicHandPuppet
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If the paper gold price does dip significantly, there will be nary and ounce of physical to buy anywhere near spot.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:24 | 1390073 DosZap
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My thoughts for a long while.
Esp since there will be NO SAFE haven currencies(really aren't now) when it's over.
Gold/Slvr,Pm's,and best grade Diamonds.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:49 | 1387902 akak
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Bankster Propaganda Emergency Room, paging Dr. Nadler ....  Bankster Propaganda Emergency Room, paging Dr. Nadler ..... Dr. Nadler please report to Fiat Ponzi ICU as soon as possible ..... Dr. Nadler, your immediate presence is urgently requested in Anti-Gold Disinformation Surgery .....

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:42 | 1387909 Caviar Emptor
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Everything the banksters do to "calm" the markets only spooks them now. The confidence factor is moving backward. The move away from paper and toward PMs is picking up

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:08 | 1388134 jeff montanye
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john hussman has significantly increased the pm miners in his strategic total return fund over the last two weeks.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 00:51 | 1387926 Ecoman11
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And today US Mint updated June silver sales to 2,490,500 oz. On track for another record month.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:08 | 1387960 tyler
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Sorry man I meant to hit reply but accidentally hit junk.  Ya the mint is gonna have another record month.  Now people are paying a low premium for the eagles but even when the premium was high they were still selling them like crazy.  Silver eagles are what I like and silver is still dirt cheap considering theres less of it above ground than gold and it does a hell of a lot more for society that putting a god damned crown on someones tooth.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:17 | 1387967 akak
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Hey, don't dismiss the importance and ongoing relevance of gold in dentistry!  It is still the highest-quality, most durable material available for crowns and fillings.  My dentist when I was in my mid and early 20s repeatedly talked me out of replacing a large number of amalgam fillings with gold --- and now that I am having to have most or all of them replaced AGAIN, at much cost and significant risk to my remaining enamel, I wish I could go back and strangle him!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:23 | 1387982 HungrySeagull
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I won't be replacing mine except in very specific tooths.

I refuse to use Gold because that is a mark of the Gang culture along with bling where I grew up.

I did use a special type of ceramic filling that is quite strong and does not alter the appearance of teeth. However it is very expensive.


At some point the teeth must collaspe if the replacements are not done correctly in a timely manner and that is where I am now in life. A maintaince time with 4 visits a year for cleanins etc.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:28 | 1387987 J U D G E M E N T
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I Have been buying Silver Eagles as well.  The dealer here sells them for $8 above spot.  But, there are a few with a

plastic like seal, and some that are painted which are sold for $3 above spot.  Its easy to get the plastic off, just broil

them for 45 seconds or until you see the plactic move. Then remove the plastic with your fingernail. (After it cools off!)

All the color comes off with the plastic.  Wallah saved $5.  As for the Inked ones, I take a gasoline like petroleum product

and put it in a jar about 1/4" deep and lay it in the bottom for about 2 hours.  They just wipe off like it was nothing.

Hope this helps save all you silver enthusiasts a little Federal Reserve Note purchasing power!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:29 | 1388083 traderjoe
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$8 over spot? Ridiculous.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:56 | 1388121 traderjoe
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:40 | 1388174 TheMerryPrankster
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Junk button is a toggle switch. Hit it once it increments, hit it again it decrements. you can erase a junk by junking again.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:24 | 1390084 DosZap
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Do not make a fools mistake.

GOLD is money, and only money.

Why do you think the CB's and big dogs hold mostly Au?.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:00 | 1387939 reefermadness
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Stunning Indian babes with gold surging, doesn't get any better than that

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:24 | 1388072 Tapeworm
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Yeah, I have a fair amount for a dowry to whatever, and it would be easier to be happy with an Injun than a hag from Weiner's district.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:00 | 1388129 Tapeworm
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Back when glod was sub 300 and slAg was sub 5.00 I bought some Enyun 24k neckware that I have never seen since on my Western women. They are stupid asses for not making sure that it is intermixed with their costume joolry junk. I got pissed and grabbed a wad of it to put into safekeeping. The inquiries to me were for the junk that got grabbed with the good.

 Women are what they are, but some are more appreciative than others of what matters in the longer run.

 (The way that I ended up with the Indian bullion neckware is because it was getting traded in for cash because of the rise of POG from 255 to 280.) They are not all that smart, besides, 1543 gold will buy a heck of a lot of neccessities so that one will not go hungry with a bullion necklace.

 If you ZH fans really think that the banking system is going to hit the wall you should forego another ounce for what it costs to feed your family for a month or two. You can sit at home admiring your "Eagle" while the little lady stands in line with the gangbangers to get some gombit cheese.

 Storage food is still rather crazy cheap right now when priced in PM. It is far more important to have your fallback position than to have a couple of ounces that you dream of multiplying into buying your city block. That will never happen, but you can easily starve if the payments system goes down.

 If things get better quickly your expenditure on ensuring your family's continuity will be an excercise on how to use freeze dried food in the menu

 If it goes the other way and interbank payments seize, the three months of food that your family has will be worth a lot more than the ounce of gold.

 Just my 2 cents.

 Tyler picked up on one of my posts one time when I called attention to the deals that COSTCO has on storage food. I still find that they are the cheapest when I look on behalf of other people that ask me on what to do to prepare. Of course you can prepare with foods that cost a lot less than stuffs that are expected to last 15-30 years.

 For the price of an ounce of gold one can have nine months worth of food for one person;  some is good, and some will be blah, but it will get you through. It is better than sending the little lady to the breadline to get some goomint cheese in competition with the local gangbangers that probably will not respect the place in line of your lady.

 Likely it will not come to that. If there is a breakdown in the payments system all bets are off.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:52 | 1388185 TheMerryPrankster
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food is good and will help much, but without water tough times. 2 gallons per day per person, keep at least a weeks worth, more if you have space. Water is precious, more so when you can't get it.

also think about what happens when the power goes out.

Candles,matches,lighters, medication, first-aid, radio.

a single oz of au buys a whole lot of prep supplies, peace of mind and quite a nice bug out bag, if thats your thing.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:57 | 1388284 Azannoth
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Women in the West want Diamonds which are worthless pieces of rock, with an artificialy high price due to De Beers monopoly, try selling a diamond I dare you !

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 11:23 | 1389052 SilverRhino
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Food is a good supply.   100 pounds of rice and beans can be had @ Costco / Sam's for under $60 fiat and stored properly for another $10. 

Add a water filter and some barrells to your preparations before buying another ounce of metals.   Lake water is not that healthy next to cities.  

SPICES are a MUST.   Spend a couple silver ounces for them.  

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:01 | 1387941 WilliamShatner
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More gold, bitchez!

Thank you, come again.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:05 | 1388289 Yen Cross
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 How's Kentucky Billy?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:10 | 1387953 MagicHandPuppet
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Jon Nadler better quickly inform India and China that they can't eat those damn metals before this shit gets out of hand!!!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:36 | 1388005 Bastiat
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I can think of all kinds of things for Jon Nadler to eat.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:28 | 1388075 Bay of Pigs
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And where the fuck is Jeff Christian on this? Dennis Gartman?

After ten years of fighting my ZH brethren...


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:11 | 1388146 natty light
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How will they modernize if they are going to put their faith in a barbarian relic


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:30 | 1388163 ebworthen
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Modernization is learning that an iPad doesn't mean shit when the network is down; or that paper and promises don't buy bread or pussy.

You'd think there was no history...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:47 | 1388180 James T. Kirk
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Actually, this article should be titled something like "Ode to Jon Nadler," and he should be forced to eat it in tomorrow's Kitco commentary. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:20 | 1387973 Threeggg
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and yet the price won't budge !

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:22 | 1387978 Goldenhands57
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42$ per ounce right now on EvilBay. Waddya think we'll be lookin at by Easter 2012 kids? Its all here for everyone to see. Physical Silver is going to retract that $50 target and leave it in the dust. I was hoping to see low 30'S again for you guys to have a shot of at least one monsterbox...still..low 40's might be the best we'll see for a long time. Gold Double Eagles gonna be smokin past $2500 like it was a Yugo with flat tires. India is PM! They breathe the stuff. They did this in the late 70's/early 80's too. Go check it out. Anyone not paying attention to what Indian citizens are doing when dealing with PM is foolish. They also can dump a TON of metal out there super fast watch when they'll know the top in PM just happend...years from now.   

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:31 | 1387991 HungrySeagull
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The silver has not budged and Gold has a little up and down, essentially not budged either.

I have never seen such a strong support at $36.00/1500 something as I did this month.


If people are BUYING with both hands, the PRICE must break 50 AU and 1600 ag (Gold right?) and keep going.


Someone is selling and it aint the Mint. Mints are supposed to make and sell, that is good.

Someone else or some Nation must be doing something to the Silver and Gold to keep the prices right where they are.


The other conclusion I can only reach is simple. All this hype and hysteria only stokes buying which is merely holding up Silver and Gold paper preventing a total collaspe...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:27 | 1388081 Bay of Pigs
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Exactly. We're heading much higher my friend. You got it.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:26 | 1387989 slewie the pi-rat
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we have GM cars stuffed into 2015;  they have gold. 

miniBlythe's, all over the sub-continent. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:11 | 1388141 ebworthen
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Aye, they've probably already sold tank, hummer, and other military vehicle contracts into 2020, eh?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:29 | 1387994 slewie the pi-rat
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ORI!  you started that gold storage business, didn't you???

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:53 | 1389340 Oh regional Indian
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I'd offerred, no takers. Now, with Dodderring Frank, maybe? 


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 01:57 | 1388023 Pete15
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 05:02 | 1388220 Jendrzejczyk
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The humorous artwork accompanying that story looks rather WB7ish. Tyler has been on this one for a while.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 02:49 | 1388116 ebworthen
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Some cultural knowledge there that should not be ignored.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:18 | 1388148 natty light
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The World Gold Council ranks Vietnam as among 5 countries with the largest gold hoarding in the world, second after India. Vietnam’s gold takes up 23-29.5% of the world’s total gold during the past 5 years.

Vietnam is among the top 20 countries that buy the most gold jewelries (20 tons per year). Such a high consumption rate has been maintained for the past many years, reported the GFMS gold company during the conference.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:22 | 1388154 ebworthen
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The funnel for China buying, and if not, the Chinese know where to find it and can have it within weeks.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:59 | 1388369 Pope Clement
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Yeah, ethnic Chinese business tongs are powerful throughout southeast asia..

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:18 | 1388151 dust to dust
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 PM demand, demand, demand and this is only one Asian country. More demand results to follow. I'm loving this. Let's get some more of this stuff out of the ground. Go miners Go. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 03:37 | 1388171 fredquimby
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It is very easy to see which countries are doing well in the world by seeing which countries tourists come to Switzerland by the bus load.

We used to get lots of US tourists back in 2000, then Russian tourists for a while, then Chinese and now it is at least 40% Indian if not more.

I saw at least 4 bus loads of Indians yesterday while cycling home. All with their gloves and new swiss bobble hats 75 degree heat! haha

Go India!!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:22 | 1388428 PaperBear
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Gloves made in China and hats made in China.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 14:42 | 1389717 HungrySeagull
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I'll be damned.

I did not think of that.... Switzerland a barometer of the World.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 04:01 | 1388191 qussl3
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Possession is meaningless when you lack the means to protect it.

If there is a mass movement towards an asian PM backed currency, expect immediate occupation of MENA by the states and the oil to be exclusively traded in EUR/USD.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 04:31 | 1388208 PaperBear
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Oh yeah, see that CRIMEX drain of registered silver.

I am puzzled at the guys who say it is puzzling unless they are trying to fool the general public.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 05:09 | 1388221 PaperBear
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Some guys have ZERO credibility and Jon Nadler is one of them but there are so many others it seems unfair that I am only naming him in this comment.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:20 | 1388259 mogul rider
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Demand isn't rising

Sanity is falling

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:38 | 1388465 oddjob
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They are not leaving, they are staying in droves.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:22 | 1388262 Yen Cross
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 Weddings everywhere!  Stupid Indians. I would melt down all those {XAU~} COW BELLS and buy China! 


                            Literally! Yen.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 06:58 | 1388285 Quinvarius
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That is what happens when the bankers hire Wiliam Shatner to put silver on sale.  Indians know all about the art of the deal.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:08 | 1388291 Yen Cross
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 A ( Domestic SPHYNX) with an attitude!  Nice work!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 14:44 | 1389721 HungrySeagull
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They cannot afford Willam Shatner.

I like him, he does not take life too seriously these days. In fact, Shatner can buy a few of the banks who are falling over themselves....

I know this... when HE passes on someday... the Executor is not going to survive the probate.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:39 | 1388329 SmalleyD
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Do you see what happens, Larry? This is what happens when you fuck gold and silver in the ass, Larry!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 14:42 | 1389725 HungrySeagull
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Quiet! Stupid! Don'tcha see, it's just a KID! ALONE.. SCARED... *rubs hands...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 07:49 | 1388355 youngman
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When this is over..and I think soon..2-3 months more....we will find out all the real gold has been moved to India..China..Russia....other countries...and the US will find out they are buying and selling paper...just paper...thinking they have the real will we care..that is the question...are we just a day trade country...or do we even know

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:15 | 1388415 Mec-sick-o
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This year the gold demand has been very high from Emerging Countries and Central Banks.

I don't see the price action vs this demand, specially during this last couple of months.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:25 | 1388435 PaperBear
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When the WTO/IMF/WB/etc at the stroke of pen make governments outlaw gold/silver, it will only apply to the guy on the street and the non-insiders while the insiders will be allowed to keep all their gold/silver.

We live in a world of the select few people that have everything and all the other people that have nothing.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 08:31 | 1388443 PaperBear
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And still the paper price of silver plays games.

Intra-day high of $36.47/oz while the CRIMEX registered silver inventory continues it's implosion.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:00 | 1388518 Platinum_Investor
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Only the paper manipulated market makes people worried about

PM's.  The rest of the world is just buying and happy the prices have remained

in check.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:14 | 1388575 Stuck on Zero
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The Western world is getting a taste of what the British experienced in the late 1800s.  The Brits would purchase Indian and Chinese products with gold sterling and expected to get the gold sterling back as these countries purchased British made products.  It never happened.  Mercantilists will never buy back anything voluntarily. The only product that would produce revenue from the mercantilists was opium.

The Western countries need to throw up trade barriers and then carefully regulate trade with the mercantilists or they will disappear from history.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:34 | 1388658 Watauga
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Two questions:

(1) What is wrong with the miners?

(2) When are they going to explode to the upside?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:42 | 1388700 LongBalls
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I think people are shying away from the miners as they feel a stock market crash is very close. Considering all the problems in Europe and QE2 ending soon. Miner stocks will follow an overall market dip as will physical gold and silver (although not as much for gold). Then watch out because it will be no dead cat bounce. Boooya.......! I'm holding tight on the miners stock but buying physical. Even if the physical drops with the market to cheaper prices the question is.....will you get your hands on it? That is not a risk I want to take and those who buy physical know this. Remember how long it took to get silver when it was trading at $50 oz.? Yea....X 1,000!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 14:44 | 1389733 HungrySeagull
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We have a tiny, and I MEAN tiny peices of paper sitting in the safe with a bit of mineral.

It actually flopped a little bit, not yet dead.Dead. I think .45/share to about... 1.34 now more or less.

If it continues to flop around.... I might think about fetching a swimming pool to throw it in.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 09:53 | 1388718 Pegasus Muse
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Jim Sinclair and Dan Norcini talked miners and metals at length the other day on KingWorldNews:

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 14:29 | 1389575 Hook Line and S...
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I respect these 2 greatly (deity-like in brains, brawn, and perhaps beneath the sheets virility!), however if you listen carefully, they still have some semblance of believing there is a market. It might of been JS that said, 'I've been in the market forever, and no matter the manipulation, it always corrects.'

Problem is... there is no market.

This is centrally planned make believe, and any similarity to a 'market' is simply Rembrandt style chart art. 

Different country, different economic system. Same physical location.

So, the PM miner stock beat down by the gov proxies encourages M&A. Another proxy picks them up, and subsidizes the controllers. Clandestine underhanded nationalization bastardz!  (got tired of bitchez)

So, the paper PM prices do the hokey-pokey and the the bleaters still own paper.

So, the physical separates from the paper and...

a. the paper price goes up and the physical goes down (phys made illegal to trade, or the taxes for physical become confiscatory vs paper)    

b. the paper price goes down and the phys goes up or remains constant (but the physc liquidity shuts down ie real estate)    

c. US gov temporarily and attractively revalues gold and concurrently installs a gold standard, then converts Fort Johnny Knox tungsten au to a 'secure citizen' reserve, mandates you must place your phys for secure storage for national security purposes in approved facilities, disallows audit, gets physical to flood market, buys it up with paper, shuts the paper currency down, and installs the amero.

Lot's of ways to fk with the proles.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:23 | 1389239 ONEPurpose
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To all my Indianz and Azianz.

Smart-Money is going viral.

We're with you my brothers.

Silver Viral Project

Do it!*

*at least for the lulz.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 23:22 | 1390910 J U D G E M E N T
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There are alot of tricks with fiats that can undermine all of our

atempts to stay ahead of it.  Truly, if we want to render the Banker

Cartel Impotent, all we must do is to not use the fiats.  There are

many websites now attempting to organize groups willing to trade

in real commodoties, is one of them off the top of my head.

If the masses decide to give all the fiat back to the banks and let them

trade it between themselves while we use real stuff, then we will win.

If we continue to play their game, then we deserve the consequenses.

Admitedly, the game was set up before i got here, but we do have an opportunity

to change things with the way WE do things.  Can you imagine it, a banker rolls

up to the store with his newly generated fiats and is turned away with the

message "Im sorry, we dont take that anymore...."

I can always hope...


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 01:36 | 1391043 Hook Line and S...
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Thanks Judgement for the good cheers, however, I happened to see the bleating ones with their pet unicorns marching nonchalantly down to the glue factory.

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