-- Posted Friday, 30 November 2012 | | Disqus
By Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
“Too little, too late” could well describe the current plight of the 'smart money' silver investor, since many seem to be arriving late to the party when the market has not even yet entered the final phase for investment demand in either silver or gold.
Of course, some investment money has trickled in to the precious metals, but to the average investor, prices are still correcting and the market’s fundamentals remain very much misunderstood.
The Financial Media Circus Aids the Manipulators
The controlled financial media continues to recruit from within its ranks those market analysts who have incorrectly predicted and portrayed precious metal fundamentals and market conditions. This has further helped to inhibit more accurate price discovery in the metal markets.
There also remains a suckling reflex among those investors that cling to the status quo, apparently unconvinced by the reality they can actually see with their increasingly blind eyes.
Such people demand the circus presentation of information by the media with little regard to its accuracy or to the long term performance of touted pundits that seem to gain instant credibility by their simple presence in print or on television.
When Silver Breaks Beyond Manipulation
On its surface, the paper silver market appears to portray a starkly different picture compared to the reality of what lies underneath or at the root of each futures contract.
When the door is officially shut on the sacrosanct social contract at the center of price discovery, and the scales tip toward public understanding, the silver market could finally see its long awaited price release.
The resulting sharp rally would probably overshoot substantially to the upside, as the silver market suddenly finds itself in a vacuum when its price finally becomes dependent upon physical supply and demand for the first time in decades.
When widespread understanding of the intrinsic value of silver instantly overwhelms available supply, the misunderstandings of this decades-long market manipulation will end.
Fundamental Price Discovery May Finally Return
In many ways this dramatic event will be symbolic and could well herald the return to fundamental price discovery in all other commodity markets. Unfortunately, most people remain totally unaware that the sudden upside risk created by systematic and manipulative underpricing has existed for many years.
Once the return to fair value occurs, the offers will finally recede, giving way to an unprecedented influx of demand for silver.
While participation in the precious metals market is currently low relative to other asset classes, a large amount of liquidity is lying in wait for the time when frustrated investors finally discover that their apparently never ending search for a meaningful yield has become all but fruitless.
At some point the realization of the importance of having a return of their money — rather than just a return on their money — will dawn upon them, but for most it will be too late to save their wealth from devastation.
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-- Posted Friday, 30 November 2012 | Digg This Article | Source: GoldSeek.com