Jeffrey Lewis

Articles by Jeffrey Lewis

Many regard the risk of inflation as low, since  the Fed’s money distribution or credit mechanism is limited by how the banks decide to lend. While credit worthy businesses and consumers are still de-leveraging, the transmission...
Technical analysis will always have a place in the speculative marketplace. Its function may not be reading tea leaves, but its connection to fundamentals is about as useful as the modern day consumer price index.That limitation, combined...
The manipulation of gold prices, along with practically every other asset class, has perfectly transparent legal precedent. The precious metals political hot potato taboo has been strong enough to make it almost impossible for the...
World silver spot prices are determined by a once sacred, but now inept, process. While the evolution of futures contract for the modern age helped facilitate the industrial revolution, it has now been completely usurped and abused. This...
Silver may be the good news metal, but it’s about to have a serious retest of its “bad news” capacity.The 1970’s It’s been a long while since we’ve witnessed visible inflation.The last time occurred after Bretton Woods was rescinded in...
The ultimate lynch pin for the silver market is the flow of physical metal to support ongoing price suppression. The flow of physical metal is mostly an illusion nearly equal to (and in some ways parallel with) the perceived strength of...
Each day more conspiracy theories are becoming conspiracy fact. From Enron to Madoff, the NSA to LIBOR, these scandals were "known" years before being acknowledged or embraced by officials or the mainstream media.What remains unknown is...
  Oddly, and thanks in part to the rise of the precious metals ETF's, large investment and banking institutions have continued to dispense with all manner of recommendation, analysis, and commentary.Seasoned observers should take...
The Fed seems to be stuck because of housing market weakness and its associated mortgage backed securities.  The repo market appears to be where the stress is most threatening, though hidden from view. These trillion dollar daily...
When an option trader has a long gamma position it means that they benefit from volatility and can rebalance their portfolios’ profitably if the underlying asset moves significantly.The more volatile the precious metals becomes, especially...

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US silver mining began on a large scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858.

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