Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eric Sprott - Silver Producers: A Call to Action

“If they were to reinvest all their earnings back into silver, it would shrink available 2011 investment supply by 82%... Silver miners need to acknowledge that investors buy their shares because they believe the price of silver is going higher. We certainly do, and we are extremely active in the silver equity space. We would never buy these stocks if we didn’t. Nothing would please us more than to see these companies begin to hold a portion of their cash reserves in the very metal they produce. Silver is just another form of currency today, after all, and a superior one at that.”

- Read the full article at King World News, here:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Billionaire Eric Sprott Asking Silver Producers to Save in Silver

“All you know is that there’s only a couple of things that you have to have your money in to be safe. For example, I’m writing a letter basically suggesting to the silver producers, you know you guys have all of this money in banks, why do you have it in banks?

Put it into silver, it’s a way better asset than having a bank deposit that pays zero interest rate and you take all of the risk of the bank on. You know if enough people accept that thinking, I mean, at the margin, you bring all of those buyers in (to silver), who knows where the price is going to go? But it won’t bear any relationship to where it is today.”

- Read the full interview at King World News, here:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sprott to Buy $1.5B of Silver Bullion

As the silver and gold price predictably fade ahead of option expiration, JP Morgan’s bullion manipulation scheme could be headed for unprecedented problems, not from the record purchases of gold and silver from the Chinese, Indians or Russians, but from one Canadian billionaire.

Canadian-based Eric Sprott Management CEO Eric Sprott filed a follow up prospectus for the purchase of an additional $1.5 billion of silver bullion to cover expected demand for the company’s exchange traded fund, PSLV...

- Read the full story here:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

This Will Be The Decade Of Silver - Interview With Eric Sprott

Well, I have to beg to differ with the word ‘intelligent plan’, because I don’t think there is an intelligent plan. In fact I think we all now know that most plans have not worked and created a very difficult situation for the average person in the world and has exacerbated the problem in the banking world. So, they’re going to come up with a plan, it won’t be an intelligent plan. I don’t think solving a debt problem is solved by more debt and leveraging, which is what’s being discussed in Europe today. But either way, as I said before, I don’t think the impetus will be for precious metal prices to rise, if I had to predict, I certainly would believe that silver would be above $50 next year and that gold certainly would be above $2000 and it could be substantially higher than that. It’s a question of how irresponsible governments are and maybe we will find out there is a Eurpoean plan, and then 3 or 4 months later, there is an American plan where we get QE3. It’s hard to know where it’s going to go because we don’t know how irresponsible the governments are going to be, but they are tending to be irresponsible, therefore you would think there would be lots of impetus for higher prices...

- Read the full interview here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sprott Inc. likes gold stocks as they trail bullion

Money management firm Sprott Inc. sees the performance gap between gold stocks and bullion as an opportunity.

Sprott is "confident in its physical metals position and believe the current market environment presents unique opportunities to invest in precious metals-related equities, many of which are trading at historically wide spreads to bullion prices," Sprott chief executive officer Peter Grosskopf said as the firm released third-quarter results...

- Read the full story at the Globe and Mail, here:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eric Sprott talks to James Turk in Munich


Eric Sprott, Chairman of Sprott Asset Management, and James Turk, Director of the GoldMoney Foundation, meet in Munich and talk about the Munich Precious metals conference (Edelmetallmesse). They comment on Eric Sprott's speech at the conference and how increasing interventions by central banks, from zero interest rates to money printing and bond buying have completely distorted the financial markets.

They speak about the very hard choices between austerity and increasing stimulus and how both will bring on a meltdown, whether bankruptcy or hyperinflation brought on by money printing. They talk about the huge leverage in the banking system and the risk inherent in the system. People are only now starting to understand counterparty risk. They explain that 20-to-1 and even higher leverage is common in the banking system.

They talk about the disparities between the physical market and the paper silver markets. Eric talks about supply and demand and how the upward pressures on silver price from demand growing much faster than supply are not being accurately reflected. A 900 million ounce silver supply simply cannot cope with a 380 million ounce increase in demand and maintain current prices. Eric also explains that investment sales of silver are 50 to 1 in volume compared to gold and that this means a decreasing gold/silver ratio.

They talk about Eric's book and how his analysis shows that the US government, with a GDP of 15 trillion, has liabilities of almost 80 trillion and that these promises will be broken just as the Greek government is breaking its commitments.

They talk about the short-term focus of political decisions and the bad omens for the dollar as a world reserve currency. Kicking the can down the road is increasingly not an option for bankrupt governments, as even the bond markets are increasingly uncooperative with new stimulus efforts. As an example the recent failed attempt by the EFSF to raise 3 billion. They talk about the IMF creating $280 Billion SDRs out of thin air and ask whether that will keep the party going a bit longer.

This interview was recorded on November 4th 2011 in Munich.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ERIC SPROTT CONCERNING SILVER PRICE OUTLOOK

Patrick MontesDeOca chats with Eric Sprott in this exclusive interview that took place at the Silver Summit in Spokane, Washington the week of October 17, 2011. Mr. Sprott speaks in riveting detail about the Silver Market and it's outlook through this year and next, in this not-to-be-missed interview.

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