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Bullion

Silver bullion is available for purchase in various forms and in various ways. This page will document how and where to buy bullion, provide news and relevant information affecting the price of silver and analyze the physical silver market.

There are a number of ways to participate in the physical bullion itself as can be seen from the below categories. Please note that many of these offer only gold bullion programs.

My personal preference is direct, segregated ownership with as few limits on access as possible. These would be toward the top of the list.

 

Forms of Physical Metal and Bullion Purchase

Bullion Purchased and Delivered Into Your Own Possession

Bullion Purchased and Stored at Third Party Location (Delaware Depository)

Warehouse Certificates Convertible to Bullion (Perth Mint, COMEX)

Digital Money Convertible to Bullion (GoldMoney, e-bullion, Crowne Gold)

Quasi-Money with Conversion Features (Liberty Dollar, Phoenix Dollar)

Non-convertible Digital Forms (BullionVault, e-gold)

Quasi-Equity (ETFs, Central Fund of Canada)

Unallocated and Pool Accounts

Pure Paper (futures, leverage instruments, OTC contracts)

 

Guides to Investing in Bullion

Storing Bullion Internationally | Feb 14 2007 | Mark O'Byrne

Buying Bullion: The Smart Metals Investment | Dec 1 2006 | Tim Iacono

Ben Davenport Silver Analysis | Apr 17 2006 | Ben Davenport

Guide to investing in gold and silver bullion | Apr 15 2006 | Investing the Middle Way

 

Opinions on "Best" Form of Bullion

Barter? | Jan 25 2007 | Don Stott

Why gold ... and how can I buy it? | Oct 27 2006 | Paul Tustain

Consider Silver Bags As An Investment | Undated | Precious Metal Investment

"Old Gold" versus Modern Bullion Coins | Undated | GoldFingerCoin.com

 

Silver Market News - Archives

CFTC Sees No Evidence of Manipulation in Silver Market | May 15 2008 | Jon A. Nones [Resource Investor] | AG NEWS

CPM says silver price will be strong late in 2008, early 2009 | Apr 30 2008 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb] | AG NEWS

Mitsui Mining new autocatalyst uses silver, not platinum | Apr 23 2008 | Reuters | AG NEWS

® Now this is interesting. The article says a company has developed a catalytic converter for diesel engines that uses silver instead of platinum. It doesn't say how efficient the new process is but mention is made of a cut in the precious metal cost of more than 90%. If we assume 95% cost reduction and use a platinum price of $2,000 and a silver price of $20, it could mean the amount of silver used in the new process could be 5 times more than the amount of platinum used currently. In other words, if silver were to replace the 4 million ounces of annual catalytic demand for platinum completely, that might represent an additional 20 million ounces of silver demand. Moreover, it could provide a great hedging strategy by going long silver and short platinum. [Tom Szabo] [4-29-08]

Silver conductive inks market will triple over next 8 years | Apr 15 2008 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb] | AG NEWS

® Before you go "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs", let me mention this means a few million ounces of silver at most. And that assumes the crazy prediction of lower silver prices comes true: "Silver ink sales in the printable electronics business are also hurt by high prices. And with the price of silver almost doubling over the past year, this has really become an issue. Nevertheless, NanoMarkets also noted that silver prices seem to be on their way down, so perhaps price issues will not matter as much in the next year or so." As I've stated before, forget about silver demand from RFID tags, silver inks and other such industrial uses until it becomes clear that the market for these products will be huge and silver cannot be effectively substituted. [Tom Szabo] [4-18-08]

Silver could average close to $17/oz in 2008 amid firm investment demand - GFMS | May 7 2008 | Thomson Reuters | AG NEWS

Bolivia's silver mountain regains lost luster | Feb 28 2008 | Kevin Gray [Reuters] | AG NEWS

RBC Analysts Raise Silver Estimates | Dec 7 2007 | Seeking Alpha | AG NEWS

China Lifts Restriction on Silver Imports | Dec 3 2007 | Interfax-China

GFMS says investors' silver stocks to increase quite substantially | Nov 8 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Strike at Buenaventura's main silver mine in Peru | Nov 5 2007 | Reuters

Silver miners bullish on price, cautious on costs | Sep 25 2007 | Reuters

Barrick offers US$10 million to unlock silver | Sep 19 2007 | Mining Journal

Hecla has high hopes for Silver Valley | Sep 14 2007 | Spokane Journal of Business

India takes a shine to silver | Sep 4 2007 | Biman Mukherji [Reuters UK]

Silver's poor performance prompts UBS to lower price forecast | Aug 31 2007 | Forbes.com

NYMEX says to raise silver futures margins | Aug 20 2007 | Reuters

Photographic recycling of silver sliding | Jul 6 2007 | Tessa Kruger

Analyst: Ag to average US$14/oz in 2007 | Jul 5 2007 | Anthony Esposito [BNAmericas]

Silver price to remain high on investor interest | Jul 2 2007 | Tessa Kruger [Mineweb]

Demand for silver weak in Indian market: CPM Group | Jun 12 2007 | Platts

Silver to shine on investor interest, ETFs | Jun 7 2007 | Reuters

NYMEX to lower silver futures margins | June 7 2007 | Reuters

New market for silver could be worth $1.2B in electronics sector | May 30 2007 | Dorothy Kosich

Silver mine production costs fall and producer hedging turns negative | May 25 2007 | Rhona O'Connell [Mineweb]

Silver Price May Rise on Investor Demand, GFMS Says (Update1) | May 23 2007 | Bloomberg.com

World Silver Survey forecasts double-digit silver prices will continue | May 23 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Silver Price Rises Dramatically in 2006 - Annual Silver Price Average Posts a 58 Percent Gain - Level Not Seen in 26 Years | May 23 2007 | Silver Institute

Esoteric uses keep silver demand flying high | May 18 2007 | Lawrence Williams [Mineweb]

Investor Demand Keeping Silver Price High, Report Says | May 14 2007 | Todd Flagg [Resource Investor]

UPDATE 1-Silver prices to outperform gold in 2007-CPM | May 14 2007 | Reuters

Toronto broker GMP forecasts $14.25 average silver price with spikes to $20/oz | Apr 11 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Silver Institute Releases Global Jewelry Report | Mar 29 2007 | Silver Institute

Mexico again a prime target for silver miners | Mar 28 2007 | Lawrence Williams [Mineweb]

Silver May Average $13.65 This Year on Demand, CPM Group Says | Mar 22 2007 | Thomas Kutty Abraham [Bloomberg]

Silver availability drops 49%, consumption goes industrial | Mar 22 2007 | Financial Express India

CPM Group Forecasts Drop in Gold Demand, Rise in Supply | Mar 15 2007 | Jon A. Nones [Resource Investor]

CPM forecasts central bank gold sales to decline, increased gold supply and more fabrication demand | Mar 15 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Merrill Lynch increases its gold, silver price forecasts | Mar 14 2007 | Platts

South Africa’s gold output at 84-year low | Mar 7 2007 | Chris Flood [FT.com]

Peru's Hochschild to boost silver output to 50 million oz by 2011 | Mar 5 2007 | Platts

Artemis Hedge Fund Seeks $300 Million for Silver Boom (Update1) | Mar 1 2007 | Bloomberg

Gold producers hedge less as prices hit $700 | Feb 23 2007 | CBS MarketWatch

COMEX gains e-metal share from CBOT, pit vol drops | Feb 12 2007 | Frank Tang [Reuters]

ScotiaMocatta anticipates $676/oz gold, $20/oz silver in 2007 | Feb 9 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Govt may release 300 t silver for Gujarat | Feb 7 2007 | Indiatimes

Russian silver giant to float on London exchange | Jan 31 2007 | The Independent

IMF Should Sell Some Gold to Cover Losses, Panel Says (Update2) | Jan 31 2007 | Bloomberg

A new service for silver savers in Mexico | Jan 17 2007 | Hugo Salinas Price

Volatile silver may see $18/oz in 2007 roller coaster: MKS | Jan 15 2007 | Platts

Bolivian Govt. confirms it will seek major mining export and business tax hikes | Jan 10 2007 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Precious metals to remain bullish as industrial demand offers price support | Jan 4 2007 | Dorothy Kosich {Mineweb]

Victims in silver get-rich scheme set to testify at trial of former Roseburg man | Jan 2 2007 | The News-Review

Bolivian Minister promises mining momentum, new minerals taxation and highlights benefits of new silver mines | Dec 27 2006 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Mexico's silver production sharply lower in October | Dec 25 2006 | Metals Place

Gold, silver for sale at First Tennessee Bank | Dec 20 2006 | Chattanooga Times

BHP's Cannington mine idle as worker death probed | Dec 19 2006 | Yahoo! Asia

High Silver Costs Trigger Another Kodak Price Hike | Dec 18 2006 | photonics.com

BHP Billiton shut Cannington mine after fatality | Dec 15 2006 | Yahoo! Asia

Silver prices soar while demand slips | Dec 6 2006 | Tom Stundza [Purchasing.com]

Argentum Argumentum...The dulling of nanotech's silver lining | Dec 1 2006 | Economist.com

Silver Keeps Clothes Smelling Fresh | Nov 24 2006 | AP

Products laced with anti-germ silver face EPA rules | Nov 23 2006 | Rick Weiss [Washington Post]

Medical, biocide research may open new markets for silver | Nov 22 2006 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Uncorking the big tire bottleneck | Nov 17 2006 | Shawn Langlois [MarketWatch]

SA refinery may lift silver output | Nov 17 2006 | Allan Seccombe [miningmx]
GFMS predicts spike in silver price to $15/oz | Nov 15 2006 | Dorothy Kosich [Mineweb]

Investment Demand Primary Driver of Silver Price | Nov 14 2006 | Jon A. Nones [RI]

GFMS' Interim Silver Market Review | Nov 14 2006 | GFMS

Does Silver Fight Bacteria? | Nov 14 2006 | John Matarese

Silver Used To Battle Bacteria Inside Your Home | Sep 28 2006 | CBS 4 Boston

Silver bulls seize day at major gold industry parley | Sep 25 2006 | Reuters

Gold, Silver Decline as Rising Dollar Reduces Appeal of Bullion | Jun 19 2006 | Bloomberg

Is It Tableware or a Leading Indicator? | May 31 2006 | David Leonhardt [NYT]

Gold climbs above $700 | May 9 2006 | Reuters

Warren Buffett Sell the Family Silver | May 7 2006 | Jon A. Nones [RI]

Limit move down briefly halts NY silver trade | Apr 20 2006 | Reuters

Gold tops $600 on ounce, silver above $12 an ounce | Apr 6 2006 | MarketWatch

Where and How Do You Buy Bullion?

 To come...

 For now, some online dealers with published prices:

 The Tulving Company

 California Numismatic Investments (CNI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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