A Different Powelling – Precious Metals Supply and Demand Report

by Keith Weiner, Acting Man:

New Chief Monetary Bureaucrat Goes from Good to Bad for Silver

The prices of the metals ended all but unchanged last week, though they hit spike highs on Thursday. Particularly silver his $17.24 before falling back 43 cents, to close at $16.82.

Never drop silver carelessly, since it might land on your toes. If you are at loggerheads with gravity for some reason, only try to handle smaller-sized bars than the ones depicted above. The snapshot to the right shows the governor of Nevada before the bar dropped (based on his sanguine facial expression). [PT]

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It was not a gentle fall back. In about an hour and fifteen minutes on Friday morning (as we Arizonans reckon the time), the price of silver dropped from $17.16 to $16.76. Was this a case of the infamous manipulation we’ve all read about? We can’t tell you who did it, but we can show you a clear picture of what happened.

In any case, it seems that either Fed chairman appointee Powell is not good for silver, or else that the price of silver has little to do with continuation of current Fed (central) planning.

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Wall Street dispenses appointment advice to Field Marshall Trump, in an effort to prevent any disturbances in the business-as-usual force. The danger is de minimis anywaygiven the nature of central planning… but you never know. So far, so good – the recently anointed Mr. Powell reportedly doesn’t want the Fed to be too hasty with its “policy normalization” adventure. [PT]

Fundamental Developments

We will look at intraday gold and silver supply and demand fundamentals. But first, here are the charts of the prices of gold and silver, and the gold-silver ratio.

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