by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Silver Seek:
When considering whether silver is a good investment for the future, you might want to take a closer look at the current above ground supply of silver.
A reasonable estimate is that roughly 1 billion ounces of silver currently exists above ground in investment grade form.
This does not include the ounces of silver that need to assayed, melted, and recovered from what little silver is left in jewelry, silverware or sequestered away in electronics.
But at least it’s something.
Silver Derivatives and JP Morgan Chase’s Recent $2 Billion Loss
A classic example of the risks involved in derivative products that have no readily visible asset underlying them, such as synthetic credit and debt instruments, is the recent $2 billion loss announced by J.P. Morgan Chase.