År - Antal oz
2002 - 10,539,026
2003 - 8,495,008
2004 - 8,882,754
2005 - 8,891,025
2006 - 10,676,522
2007 - 9,028,036
2008 - 20,583,000
2009 - 30,459,000
2010 - 34,700,000
2011 - 39,868,500
2012 - ?? (6,942,000 oz Silver Eagles är hittills sålda)
2008 började det hända saker och numer överstiger försäljningen den inhemska silverproduktionen. Eller som någon uttryckte sig här på bloggen i kommentarerna "ja i alla fall fram tills det att Shafter öppnar" :)
Jim Rickards på Bloomberg om Europa och QE i USA
"Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Jim Rickards, senior managing director of Tangent Capital Partners, talks about Europe's sovereign-debt crisis and the outlook for the euro. Rickards also discusses Federal Reserve monetary policy. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg)"
Paulson rekar guld igen efter att ha minskat under hösten.
Gold Bulls Expand as Billionaire Paulson Says Buy
"Gold traders are getting more bullish after billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson told investors it’s time to buy the metal as protection against inflation caused by government spending.
Twelve of 22 surveyed by Bloomberg expect prices to gain next week and five were neutral. Paulson & Co. is already the biggest investor in the SPDR Gold Trust, the largest exchange- traded product backed by bullion, with a stake valued at $2.9 billion, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Feb. 14 showed. Investors have 2,389.7 metric tons in ETPs, within 0.2 percent of the record reached in December and more than all but four central banks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Speculators in U.S. gold futures are now their most bullish since September after the Bank of England and Bank of Japan said they will buy more assets and the Federal Reserve said it was considering purchasing more bonds. Central banks are also expanding their bullion reserves, adding 439.7 tons last year, the most in almost five decades. They may buy a similar amount in 2012, the London-based World Gold Council said yesterday.
"The appalling state of fiscal finances of most industrial nations does lead to concerns about the possibility of inflation,” said Mark O’Byrne, executive director of Dublin- based GoldCore Ltd., a brokerage that sells everything from quarter-ounce British Sovereigns to 400-ounce bars. “Gold is a crucial diversification given the various risks out there."
KWN Weekly Metals Wrap
Dr. Keith Barron
MEP Nigel Farage