Feb 1, 2021
Andy Schectman knew this was coming. He’s been stocking up on silver since Covid hit. Miles Franklin’s inventory is hedged daily and over the weekend. Over this weekend he sold over 90,000 ounces. He wound up effectively naked short by 35,000 ounces. Orders are flying in. This is why bullion dealers across the globe shut down. They can't afford to be net short, because Monday's Comex open could break them and put them out of business. His competitors are quoting silver eagles at over $40. This is unlike anything Andy has experienced in 30 years. He’s never seen the level and concern and fear of the people he’s been speaking with. He has product for immediate delivery. Silver Eagles are available but has no certainty of ever being able to get more. The big boys are surely way up on the line, frontrunning what is happening now. Big money is moving. Thousand ounce silver bars in London are nearly impossible to get. This is what it was like in March 2020. People are fearing the complete collapse of the system. 30 million ounces were deposited into the SLV ETF on Friday. The big traders are smelling blood in the water. They will slam the shorts. They’re long and it’s trickling down to the little guy. Buckle your seat belts. This type of demand will have an effect.