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Last Tuesday, Rahul of the Alt Investors Hangout hosted a fabulous, MUST HEAR podcast with myself, the “Silver Doc,” and Turd Ferguson…

Silver Doctors + Andy Hoffman + Turd Ferguson- Silver Holding Strong
On it, I was asked if Miles Franklin has seen a surge in PHYSICAL demand this year; either generally speaking, or for any specific product.  It didn’t take long to say “no”; although, care of EXPLODING demand for our Brinks Montreal Precious Metal storage program – business is roughly in line with last year’s record level.

Thinking back to 2011, it was a CRAZY year for PMs in so many ways; starting with silver’s eruption to $50/oz in April – and the subsequent “SUNDAY NIGHT PAPER SILVER MASSACRE”; followed by gold’s run to an ALL-TIME HIGH in September – and another Cartel counterattack during the “Fall from Hell”; with both metals finally BOTTOMING in the year’s final week.

In both April and September, silver supply ran dangerously short; with surging premiums and delivery times; in the former case because prices surged to ALL-TIME HIGHS; and the latter; when PAPER prices were taken “too low” by the Cartel.

Gold made less “dramatic” moves, but still rose 13% for the year; temporarily breaching $1,900/oz before the Cartel responded with “OPERATION PM ANNIHILATION I” in September and “OPERATION PM ANNIHILATION II” in December.

For the year, 2011 U.S. Mint gold Eagle sales were 13% below the 2010 levels, and 22% below 2009’s record level; in the latter case, due to the FEAR engendered by late 2008’s Global Meltdown I.  However, gold prices still rose 13% for the year- in spite of the aforementioned “Fall from Hell.”  Clearly, this impressive performance was due to PHYSICAL buying outside the U.S., overcoming the Cartel’s vicious PAPER attacks inside the States…

In 2012, despite an ENTIRE YEAR of “ELECTION LOCKDOWN” – commencing with February 29th’s “LEAP DAY VIOLATION”…

…Cartel pressure on COMEX PAPER trading has been relentless – to the point of MADNESS.  In fact, the Cartel has been so effective at sapping PM sentiment; the volume of PAPER trading has declined sharply…

Silver Trade Drops 30% in 2012 on China Bourse

…while gold “volatility” – an excellent measure of the FEAR noted above – has fallen to a record low, despite ALL the economic misery, money printing, and military confrontations – WORLDWIDE!

Gold Volatility Declines To Record Low On Bullish Sentiment

Consequently, gold Eagle sales are projected to decline an additional 7% in 2012…

…and by a similar percentage for silver Eagles…

…per the table below…

Yet, PM prices are again higher…

…demonstrating surging PHYSICAL DEMAND from the REST OF THE WORLD; led, of course, by CHINA…

Chinese Gold Imports Surge In September, YTD Total Surpasses Official Indian Holdings

…a trend that will NOT STOP…

China Says It Must Add To Gold Reserves To Promote Yuan Globalization And As An FX Hedge

…as GLOBAL Central banks sense the aforementioned FEAR…

particularly, those most hostile to America’s interests…

…and those emerging as global powerhouses…

Brazil Boosts Gold Reserves to the Highest in More Than 11 Years

Thus, I continue to POUND THE TABLE on the virtues of PHYSICAL Precious Metals – up 12 years straight, and unlikely to slow their ascent until the GLOBAL fiat currency regime COLLAPSES.  Oh, the Cartel will continue to fight “to the death”; but eventually, will succumb to the “POWER OF PHYSICAL DEMAND.”

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