A2A with The Doc of SilverDoctors


It was great fun to visit with my pal, The Doc, today. It was also highly informative as we discussed the dynamics of being a bullion dealer and how this impacts physical supply and demand of gold and silver coins.

Among the topics discussed in this 53-minute call:

  • How does "coin allocation" from the US Mint work
  • What does it mean to be an Authorized Participant at the wholesale level
  • How do large dealers manage risk and inventory
  • What types of coins are the biggest sellers and why
  • The advantages of 90% silver and why people own it
  • Current demand and supply trends within the industry

And much, much more. This was an extremely informative discussion, the likes of which you're simply not going to find anywhere else. Please carve out some time to give it a thorough listen. And, of course, you can always find excellent deals at www.sdbullion.com.



Aug 12, 2016 - 9:08am


And just as we saw on Wednesday and Thursday, The Banks are in there to drop the hammer seemingly on every uptick in the USDJPY. That little BoJ bounce from 101 to 101.15 allowed gold to fall nearly $6 in three minutes!

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:04am

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

The Fed can spoof these numbers until the calls for an interest rate hike become a fever pitch(that's why we get these negative #'s occasionally). The overall opinion of the Dems/Feds handling of the economy cannot be called into question until after November. Ben Bernanke could have saved Lehman but didn't. Why? Never let a good crisis go to waste!

I take Jeff Berwick about his Shemitah/Jubilee with a grain of salt but I do think that TPTB have an agenda here. We all know that things are unsustainable. We all know that the debt will never be paid. Even some of the most recognized Hedgie players are sounding off. Au and AG were smashed before this morning. POP! Where would the metals be if they hadn't hammered it yesterday?

IMHO we won't see anything big until Dec/Jan when Hillary and B.O. have had their victory dance. Why should we think that ole' Ma Felon will let things turn for the Donald. I am not all in on this guy but it is obvious that he is not their choice. The statisticians were told to spoof the job numbers in the lead up to 2012 if anyone recalls. They can/will adjust all this data in the last revision cycle. TOO LATE for Donald and maybe the American people.

Please don't assume that I am shilling for Trump. I have no intention to vote for him. I am not voting this go around. Stein and Johnson fail me in so many ways. They are distractions. Hillary has been ordained to guide the US through this next transition. It sickens me but what are we to do?


Aug 12, 2016 - 9:01am

Lies Beget Lies

It is almost now like the PPT have to lie about everything because it is now habit. The whole week has been building to an expectation of great false retail #s. We were building to a beat down. The lies have become more important than governing. Theft more important than ethics. Image more important than truth. They are completely broken as leaders and citizens. They serve no valid purpose im the scheme of things anymore.

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:00am

Almost HAS TO BE the BoJ

Again, a DEFINITE, DELIBERATE effort to keep the USDJPY above 101. See below:

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:56am
Aug 12, 2016 - 8:48am

Well this is getting quite interesting

USDJPY at 101.03. Will we get the usual 101 protection scheme?

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:43am

And you've now got to go all

And you've now got to go all the way to March of 2017 before you get at least a 50/50 shot at a FF rate rike.

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:41am

Long Bond and USDJPY post data

Very nice. Long Bond is 2.22%. USDJPY is 101.22.

Gold is now back ABOVE $1360 and we may still get another boost with Business Inventories due at 10:00 ET.

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:40am

is this why

Hi Turd!

Is this why they 've been hammering down the price the last couple of days?

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:32am

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