Ted Butler

Articles by Ted Butler

As I’ve mention previously JPMorgan is still stopping (taking) silver deliveries in its own house account.  In the May COMEX futures contract, they’ve taken over three million ounces so far. It still looks like JPM will take...
A couple of weeks ago, a long time subscriber correctly pointed out that I seemed to be speculating more than usual in my conclusion that JPMorgan was the big buyer of Silver Eagles and had accumulated as many as 300 million oz of...
Ask a hundred different precious metals investors why they hold gold or silver and, while you may not get a hundred different answers, you’ll certainly get more than one. That’s because there are many different reasons why people own...
In this article, precious metals market analyst Ted Butler (www.butlerresearch.com) explains his vision of how a silver bubble is going to develop. Contrary to the mainstream view, Mr. Butler believes that the silver peak of 2011...
It's now going on close to 30 years since I first discovered that silver was manipulated by excessive and concentrated short selling on the COMEX. I remember the exact moment like it occurred yesterday. It’s hard to believe I was in my 30’...
First, here’s some background. Two years ago this month, a subscriber (Dr. Jeff Lewis – www.silver-coin-investor.com) had a chance social encounter with an employee of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and as a result suggested...
First off, it is pretty audacious to label any investment asset as the world's cheapest when you consider the implications of that claim. Most of the world's investors are value oriented, always on the prowl to find undervaluation and if...
The cornerstone of the free market system is the law of supply and demand. This is the premise that governs how the prices of resources are determined in any free market economy as opposed to prices being set by government edict or...
 Editors Note: The following is the NYMEX' response to Mr. Butler's letter of concern about the overt and illegal COMEX operations being perpetrated in the Silver Futures market…right under the very noses of regulatory institutions,...
Most of us understand what a cartel is, namely, a single entity or small group, acting in consort, for the designed purpose of imposing a price on a commodity different than what the free market may dictate. Prominent examples would...

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