Ted Butler: Silver Shorts Are In a Bind

Reluctant Preppers, Released on 2/3/20

​Renowned precious metals analyst Ted Butler, founder of ButlerResearch.com, returns to Finance and Liberty / Reluctant Preppers to update us on the developing imbalance of short vs. long interest on the COMEX, and specifically the plight of concentrated short sellers, who may now be subject to a major squeeze as geopolitical, economic, financial, and global coronavirus epidemic crises are simultaneously coming to a head.

Theodore Butler is an independent silver analyst who has published unique precious metals commentaries on the internet since 1996. He is the head of Butler Research LLC, where he offers a subscription service of weekly commentaries, including detailed analysis of the Commitment of Traders Report, regulatory developments, supply and demand considerations, and topics of interest to investors in precious metals, with an emphasis on silver.

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Why is silver so short? Easy. At first they shorted silver heavily to fool people into remaining in the bond market. But because they have sold so much silver that they don’t have, they now have to keep the price down so as to avoid the day of reckoning that would otherwise come about. Now the problem is even worse. With a useless bond market, cash is going into silver even if silver doesn’t go up because its a far better bet than a bond that can only go down. How do they get out of this? Easy. A massive black swan event so that they can declare Force Majure and say “too bad suckers… we have nothing with which to repay you”.