While rumors that certain banks and exchanges may or may not be experiencing a dramatic run on physical silver are propagating across the blogosphere, we won’t know for sure until we see Blythe Masters resignation letter.
In the meantime Alexander Gloy of Lighthouse Investment reminds us of something very much indisputable: the physical premium over paper silver has just hit 20%, or an all time record.
For all those who claim (oddly enough) that silver is really ubiquitous and one kicks around discarded bars of silver just walking down the street, should most certainly bet on this spread collapsing.
Everyone else (presumably those who have been long physical silver for months if not years) are advised to sit tight.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/07/2011 11:40 -0500