And silver surges on margin hike news, taking out $32, and fresh 31 year highs. Something is very wrong. Our only question: how long before the American taxpayer has to repeat the AIG experience, and bail out JP Morgan over its billions in silver shorts. For our non tinfoil heat wearing friends in the various operating subsidiaries of the FT, we have one comment: "We have sold everything we can produce in silver and have demand for at least twice that volume,” said David Madge, head of bullion sales at the Royal Canadian Mint, which produces the silver Maple Leaf coin. Silver coin sales at the US Mint and the Austrian Mint also hit record levels in January"