Ted Butler

Articles by Ted Butler

The price fireworks over the July 4 holiday, particularly in silver, were met with an outpouring of commentary and renewed interest. Not only have precious metals prices soared to levels not seen in a couple of years, it’s hard for me to...
There was quite a bit of commentary generated as a result of making public my article, “Five Years That Changed Silver Forever.”  This wasn’t particularly surprising, because if my assertions are correct about JPMorgan accumulating a...
Ask any casual observer of the silver market what happened to the metal over the past five years and you’re likely to hear how the price fell from nearly $50 in April 2011 to under $14 at recent lows – a stunning decline of 70%. If you...
The turnover or physical movement of metal brought into or taken out of the COMEX silver warehouses literally exploded over the last three weeks, as nearly 22 million ounces were moved and total inventories fell 4.5 million ounces, to 156....
Over the past month, there have been at least three separate occasions in which silver rallied sharply in a single day, only to lose most of those gains the next day. On another occasion silver rallied over several days, only to lose its...
Today, I will speak of a completely unprecedented situation that has evolved over the past seven years. I define “unprecedented” as something that was never done or known before. The unprecedented circumstance is my seven year documented...
From the very beginning of my epiphany 30 years ago about a silver price manipulation on the COMEX, was the unavoidable conclusion that if prices were artificially depressed as I believed, then at some point a physical shortage must...
I will attempt to make the case for how one might go about turning one billion dollars into five billion dollars by buying silver. At first, some of my specific points might seem to be at odds with my long held argument that fully...
In the world of basic commodities nearly every market participant, whether a producer or consumer, is a price taker, accepting the general price level prevailing at the time. For example, the individual consumer of gasoline has little...
I've embraced one central theme for the past 30 years: Tthat the price of silver has been manipulated lower on the COMEX. For a good part of those three decades I’ve exerted an intense effort in analyzing the actual supply/demand...

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Man has had the ability to separate silver from lead for as far back as 4000 B.C.