http://silverseek.com/commentaries/rss/111 Goldseek Commentaries en A Crack in the Dike? http://silverseek.com/commentary/crack-dike-17474 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All it would take for the DOJ to see the real market manipulation is to step back a bit and consider things in a slightly different perspective. Yes, by all means continue to go after the spoofers, but try to consider that spoofing is only a tool that enables a much deeper price manipulation run by JPMorgan. As much as I am trying to not to get my hopes up that the DOJ might stumble upon the real crime in silver and gold, I do confess to sensing a slight crack in the dike. Coupled with other things, like JPMorgan having now accumulated more physical silver and gold than I could ever have imagined a few short years ago and the incredible physical movement in and out of the COMEX-approved silver warehouses, it’s hard for me to see how there won’t be a resolution of the ongoing price manipulation in the immediate future. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, November 8th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">Tuesday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of a guilty plea by a former trader of JPMorgan for systemic “spoofing” and price manipulation of gold, silver, platinum and palladium traded on the COMEX and NYMEX futures exchanges (owned by the CME Group) sure seemed like a very big deal to me for a number of reasons.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/crack-dike-17474" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:31:43 +0000 Theodore Butler 17474 at http://silverseek.com Mysterious Metal Movement http://silverseek.com/commentary/mysterious-metal-movement-17457 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The hit movie from 1996, “A Time to Kill”, based upon the novel by John Grisham, had an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland among others. It concerned the rape and beating of a young black girl in the racially-divided rural Deep South, the subsequent killing by her father of the two white rapists and the trial that followed the father’s killing of the rapists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 25th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">The hit movie from 1996, “A Time to Kill”, based upon the novel by John Grisham, had an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Samuel Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland among others.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/mysterious-metal-movement-17457" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:17:28 +0000 Theodore Butler 17457 at http://silverseek.com What Disconnect? http://silverseek.com/commentary/what-disconnect-17426 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sometimes things that are obvious truths can appear before us that we have trouble seeing; along the lines of being too close to the trees to see the forest. It’s not that we can’t see what’s directly in front of us, but rather that we just can’t put what we see into proper perspective. To be sure, this failure to fully comprehend what we can clearly see is not caused by any lack of intelligence and may, in fact, be due to too much knowledge and experience in a given field. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 28th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; line-height: 107%; color: #000000;">Sometimes things that are obvious truths can appear before us that we have trouble seeing; along the lines of being too close to the trees to see the forest. It’s not that we can’t see what’s directly in front of us, but rather that we just can’t put what we see into proper perspective.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/what-disconnect-17426" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:57:15 +0000 Theodore Butler 17426 at http://silverseek.com A Constructive Suggestion http://silverseek.com/commentary/constructive-suggestion-17420 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shortly after I posted publicly last week’s article, “Is the COT Report Still Valid?,” commentary on my article was posted by Chris Powell, from GATA, suggesting that I consider the possibility that JPMorgan may be operating in the silver and gold markets as an agent under orders from the US Government and not as a principal for its own account (as I believe). I want to thank Chris for offering his input and I’m not kidding when I say it’s much better for an article to generate interest than to be ignored. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">Shortly after I posted publicly last week’s article, “</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif;"><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413">Is the COT Report Still Valid?</a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">,” commentary on my article was posted by <a href="http://news.goldseek.com/GATA/1537210265.php"><spa</a></span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/constructive-suggestion-17420" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:56:25 +0000 Theodore Butler 17420 at http://silverseek.com Is The COT Report Still Valid? http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413 <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 17th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">There can be little question that there has been a literal explosion in awareness and public commentary focusing on the Commitments of Traders (COT) Report and the analysis of silver and gold (and other markets) in accordance with futures market positioning.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/cot-report-still-valid-17413" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:27:41 +0000 Theodore Butler 17413 at http://silverseek.com JP Morgan's Opportunity of a Lifetime in Silver http://silverseek.com/commentary/jp-morgans-opportunity-lifetime-silver-17396 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ted Butler comes on to talk about the silver market, and why JP Morgan is now in prime position to let silver rise organically for the first time in decades. Should those of us that own physical silver be rooting for JP Morgan? And if they do let the price rise significantly, what&#039;s next? More manipulation, or will silver begin using something more organic for price discovery? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, September 2nd</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Dg4BmIOi4U" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: #000000;">Ted Butler comes on to talk about the silver market, and why JP Morgan is now in prime position to let silver rise organically for the first time in decades. Should those of us that own physical silver be rooting for JP Morgan? And if they do let the price rise significantly, what's next? More manipulation, or will silver begin using something more organic for price discovery?</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/jp-morgans-opportunity-lifetime-silver-17396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:11:44 +0000 Theodore Butler 17396 at http://silverseek.com Why the Next Silver Rally Will Be LIKE NEVER BEFORE http://silverseek.com/commentary/why-next-silver-rally-will-be-never-17375 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unlike previous rallies in silver prices, which were crushed as they ran up against JP Morgan’s position, recent data reveals that for the first time ever, JP Morgan has established an unprecedented position to benefit from a long rally in silver. Widely followed and trusted silver analyst Ted Butler of ButlerResearch.com visits Reluctant Rreppers for the first time, to declare that the next inflection point in silver price momentum will be violently different from all previous silver rallies. As momentum investors pile on, this time unhindered by J.P. Morgan, silver prices will be capable of rising as never before seen in modern history. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 21st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">Unlike previous rallies in silver prices, which were crushed as they ran up against JP Morgan’s position, recent data reveals that for the first time ever, JP Morgan has established an unprecedented position to benefit from a long rally in silver. Widely followed and trusted silver analyst Ted Butler of ButlerResearch.com visits Reluctant Rreppers for the first time, to declare that the next inflection point in silver price momentum will be violently different from all previous silver rallies. As momentum investors pile on, this time unhindered by J.P.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/why-next-silver-rally-will-be-never-17375" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:02:11 +0000 Theodore Butler 17375 at http://silverseek.com The Next Silver Run To $50 (And Beyond) http://silverseek.com/commentary/next-silver-run-50-and-beyond-17362 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazingly, all it will take for this price explosion scenario to unfold is for JPMorgan not to add aggressively to short positions when the inevitable rally begins. You heard me right – the silver price explosion to $50 and beyond, along with a commensurate move in gold is only contingent on JPMorgan doing nothing on the next rally. Admittedly, JPMorgan has been in many similar set ups in the past and has always added aggressively to its COMEX short positions, eventually capping those rallies. This has prompted many to assume that JPMorgan will always sell short aggressively on future rallies. But the current set up has never favored JPMorgan this much. If what JPMorgan has always done holds true again we will get a rally of some significance anyway, just not the big one. But if JPMorgan doesn’t add to short positions on the next rally, the third run to $50 silver and beyond should be at hand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, August 9th</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Verdana', sans-serif; color: #000000;">Twice in the past the price of silver has risen in a short period to $50. It happened in 1980 during the Hunt brother’s manipulation and again three decades later in April 2011, when the price rose to nearly $50. Prior to the price run up in 2011, I wrote that a move to $50 was more than possible, since it had already occurred and that proved such a move was possible.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/next-silver-run-50-and-beyond-17362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:57:04 +0000 Theodore Butler 17362 at http://silverseek.com New Hope For Higher Silver Prices http://silverseek.com/commentary/new-hope-higher-silver-prices-17344 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Every time we’ve had a rally in the last 10 years, ever since J.P. Morgan took over the investment bank Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan has added aggressively to its paper short division on the COMEX as speculators, technical fund,s and what-have-you come in to chase rallies higher. J.P. Morgan has always been the seller of last resort, and they sell whatever is required to satisfy all buying. And, ultimately, after that buying is satisfied, the prices roll over and come back down. This is the &quot;wash, rinse, repeat&quot; cycle that many people have become aware of. J.P. Morgan adding short positions has stopped every rally in silver -- and gold, for that matter -- over the last 10 years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 24th</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content clearfix"><div class="article-lede"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-lede"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><strong> How silver's oppressor may end up being its savior</strong> </span></div><div class="field-item odd"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"></span></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/new-hope-higher-silver-prices-17344" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 02:59:31 +0000 Theodore Butler 17344 at http://silverseek.com Great Frauds Require Darkness http://silverseek.com/commentary/great-frauds-require-darkness-17280 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-snippet"> <div class="field-label">Snippet:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No doubt you’re aware of the massive fraud uncovered at Theranos, the high tech medical startup purported to be able to run any number of diagnostic tests from a single drop of blood. Theranos was a Silicon Valley upstart valued at $10 billion at its peak and headed by an attractive young woman modeled after the late Steve Jobs. Theranos’ diagnostic machines didn’t work as advertised and the whole fraud, said to be the largest since Enron, was uncovered by a sharp and determined reporter at the Wall Street Journal. The reporter, John Carreyrou, was instrumental in the fraud’s demise. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-article-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 31st</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Verdana', 'sans-serif'; color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">No doubt you’re aware of the massive fraud uncovered at Theranos, the high tech medical startup purported to be able to run any number of diagnostic tests from a single drop of blood. Theranos was a Silicon Valley upstart valued at $10 billion at its peak and headed by an attractive young woman modeled after the late Steve Jobs.</span></p><p><a href="http://silverseek.com/commentary/great-frauds-require-darkness-17280" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 31 May 2018 14:57:22 +0000 Theodore Butler 17280 at http://silverseek.com