Ted Butler

Articles by Ted Butler

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...
I've developed a bad habit lately - I don't answer a lot of my e-mail. I feel bad about it because I want to answer, but I can't. That's because the e-mails invariably ask specific investment advice, or questions concerning specific...
This is an urgent message to all management and shareholders of any mining company that produces silver, either as a principal product or as a by-product from mining gold, copper, lead or zinc. I believe this message will spell the...
The following letter to the Chairman and President of the New York Mercantile Exchange is self-explanatory. While I did not get a response, I did not expect one. I've learned that from writing to and about Barrick, the CFTC, and the...
Don't worry, this is not your typical Y2K piece. I haven't decided to suddenly start writing about that problem, although, thanks to the Internet, I have been reading about it extensively. Besides, I try not to write typical articles...

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