Rafi Farber

Articles by Rafi Farber

What happens when you force the global financial system to buy trillions of your own bonds, and then you hike interest rates 325bps in 8 months? The bonds these are institutions stuffed with, including the central banks themselves, start...
When will the physical markets take control from the paper silver markets?It's a question silverbacks have asked themselves for years. We've wanted it for a long time, but it also is a phenomenon that must be endured.On that front, about...
Even as the COMEX paper silver price languishes below $20, the physical silver market continues to tell a different story.Premiums are high, and metals are coming off the exchanges. Which paints a different picture than what most are...
Is SLV, that king of all paper silver funds, finally falling out of favor? It certainly seems so. SLV had its 3rd biggest up day on October 4, and despite that, the amount of the silver in the fund fell sharply that same day. Andy...
If physical premiums on silver are near 40%, but the supply of registered silver is dwindling fast, how do you get physical to arbitrage the premium?

The answer is you swipe it from the SLV ETF.

That appears to be what the banks in...
In Weimar, Germany, in 1923, anyone with a $100 bill could exchange that gold substitute for a swanky house in downtown Berlin.

That's about 5oz of gold, and at a 15:1 ratio, about 75oz of silver. That's not fantasy. It actually...
Russia is quickly moving to make the Ruble convertible to gold. Once this move is complete, the bottom will drop out of the dollar, and the public will panic buy silver.********
Silver has 47 protons and 61 neutrons

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