Miguel Perez-Santalla

Miguel Perez-Santalla is vice president of business development for BullionVault, the physical gold and silver exchange founded a decade ago and now the world's #1 provider of physical bullion ownership online. A fierce advocate for retail investors, and a regular speaker at industry and media events, Miguel has over 30 years' experience in the precious metals business, previously working at the United States' top coin dealerships, as well as international refining group Heraeus.

Articles by Miguel Perez-Santalla

Warren Buffett took a shine to silver. So did the Hunt brother oil barons...WHY have there been two major corners of the silver market in recent history? asks Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault.In 1980, the year I started working in the...
  "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat."  - George Santayana, The Life of Reason (1905)THIS PHRASE, so often misquoted, is full of meaning.Santayana's comment shows a depth of understanding of the...
Think the banking crisis can't be repeated...?COLUMBUS DAY is typically a happy and joyous celebration for Americans wherever they are, not just in the United States, but on all continents.Inadvertently discovered by Europeans looking for...
With photography gone, and PV not plugging the gap, where is silver seeing the strongest demand...? FOR ALL ITS monetary and investment history, silver is by far an industrial metal today.The industrial sector consumed close to 466 million...
How solar cells affected the silver price – and how it didn't...The Photovoltaic industry didn't start to show on charts of silver demand until the year 2000, when it consumed approximately one million ounces.Those 31 tonnes were barely a...
Photographic demand for silver has fallen 70% from its peak. What could possibly fill that gap...?BACK in the good old days, a physical silver trader's dream would be to land a photographic company as a customer. Polaroid, Kodak...
China's demand for silver fell hard in April. But is that all there is...? ANALYSTS at Barclays Bank recently noted that silver imports were down 28% in the month of April year on year.But in an article reporting that news, the...
Why does silver move so much further, and faster, than gold...?The SILVER MARKET often gets a bum rap. The reason is that often its gyrations are much greater than those of the gold market.What causes this? There are theories that...
Man has had the ability to separate silver from lead for as far back as 4000 B.C.